The Upright European Hornbeam

The European Hornbeam

The Upright European Hornbeam with its naturally round symmetrical shape, with in the foreground the red berries of a Winterberry Holly and the golden stems of Golden Willow on a beautiful day at Wave Hill, Riverdale, today Feb. 19, 2017.

High Above a Mighty River

High Above a Mighty River

The Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, New York.

Blue Carpet Beach Walk

Blue Carpet Beach Walk

The Rockaway beach in Queens, New York.

The Beach

The Beach

The Rockaway beach in New York City.

A Mighty River

A Mighty River

The Hudson River at Peekskill, NY.

A Prescious Moment

At the Rockaway beach, Queens, New York.

At the Rockaway beach, Queens, New York.


Olympus TG-1

Surfing

A surfing seagull on the Rockaway beach, New York.

A surfing seagull on the Rockaway beach, New York.


Olympus TG-1

You Go Girl

The ruins of Fort Tilden Park on the Rockaways in New York

The ruins of Fort Tilden Park on the Rockaways in New York


Canon S100

The Great Lawn of Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst estate near Tarrytown, New York

Lyndhurst estate near Tarrytown, New York


Ricoh GR

Summer Time

Jacob Riis Park on the Rockaways in Queens

Jacob Riis Park on the Rockaways in Queens


Canon S100

Dunes and Graffiti

Fort Tilden Park on Rockaway peninsula in Queens, NY.

Fort Tilden Park on Rockaway peninsula in Queens, NY.


Canon S100

A Castle on the Hudson

Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York

Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York

A Day At The Beach

Relaxing on the Rockaway beach in Queens, New York City.

Relaxing on the Rockaway beach in Queens, New York City.


Canon S100

Shades of Summer

Seen at the Rockaway beach, New York City.

Seen at the Rockaway beach, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens.

Birds are circling around him….

He seems to be attracting the wrong kinds of birds..... :-) Seen on the Rockaway Beach.

He seems to be attracting the wrong kinds of birds….. 🙂
Seen on the Rockaway Beach.


Olympus OM-D with a m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens.

The Capitol

The Capitol in Washington DC

The Capitol in Washington DC

taken with my vintage Olympus Trip 35 on Fuji Superia 400 Xtra film.

Dangerous Waters

Fast flowing water of the upper rapids above Niagara Falls seen from the furthest of the Three Sister Islands, NY

Fast flowing water of the upper rapids above Niagara Falls seen from the furthest of the Three Sister Islands, NY


Olympus Stylus Epic on Fuji Superia 400 film.

Terrapin Point

Niagara Falls, NY.

Niagara Falls, NY.


Canon S100

Above Niagara

A panorama composed of three images taken with my iPhone from the Skylon tower in Niagara Falls, Canada.

A panorama composed of three images taken with my iPhone from the Skylon tower in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Getting Soaked

Yours truly at Niagara Falls. Photo courtesy of my wife.

Yours truly at Niagara Falls.
Photo courtesy of my wife.

No Smoking……

Somebody had a sense of humor...just try to light one up.... ;-) Niagara Falls at the Hurricane Deck.

Somebody had a sense of humor…just try to light one up…. 😉
Niagara Falls at the Hurricane Deck.


Taken with my iPhone

Into the Mist

Blue raincoat clad tourists enter the mist of the Horse Shoe Falls at Niagara Falls in Canada.

Blue raincoat clad tourists enter the mist of the Horse Shoe Falls at Niagara Falls in Canada.


Taken with my weatherproof Olympus Stylus Epic on Fuji Superia 400 film.

Raw Power on film

The American Niagara Falls

The American Niagara Falls


A Fujicolor impression of the American Niagara Falls taken with my weatherproof Olympus Stylus Epic on Fuji Superia 400 film.

Raw Power

The American Niagara Falls

The American Niagara Falls


An iPhone impression of the American Niagara Falls.

The Fisherman

The Rockaway beach, Queens, NY

The Rockaway beach, Queens, NY


Oympus OM-D with a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Freight Train Blues

Stopped by an Ohio freight train.

Stopped by an Ohio freight train.


Canon S100

Happy Fourth of July

Be sure to disposed of your Tattered & Torn Flags properly. (seen in Bowling Green, OH)

Be sure to disposed of your Tattered & Torn Flags properly.
(seen in Bowling Green, OH)


Canon S100

Ohio Essentials

Ice, Worms and Gasoline - seen in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Ice, Worms and Gasoline – seen in Grand Rapids, Ohio.


Canon S100

On the Boardwalk

The boardwalk on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.

The boardwalk on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.


Panasonic G3 with the m.Zuiko 12mm f2.0 lens.

A Hudson River Sunset

Hudson River sunset at the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Hudson River sunset at the Tappan Zee Bridge.


Minox 35ML with Fuji Superia 400 Xtra film.

Haunted

The Ruins of Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island in the Hudson River near Beacon, NY.

The Ruins of Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island in the Hudson River near Beacon, NY.


Since my previous visit in 2007 the eastern part (right of the picture) has collapsed, and a preservation group is trying to shore up the remaining structures. The island is well worth a visit. For information see:
Bannerman Castle Trust

Panasonic LX3

Sandy Hook Sand

The Beach at Sandy Hook

The Beach at Sandy Hook


Lumix LX3

An Escape from the City

The Beach at Sandy Hook with a view of the Verrazano Bridge.

The Beach at Sandy Hook with a view of the Verrazano Bridge.


Lumix LX3

Blue Nights in Philly

A more modern looking scene at Fat Salmon Sushi on Wallnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

A more modern looking scene at Fat Salmon Sushi on Wallnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.


Lumix LX3

Philly Nights

Maybe this was what nighttime looked like when Ben Franklin walked around here. Philadelphia, PA

Maybe this was what nighttime looked like when Ben Franklin walked around here. Philadelphia, PA


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 xtra.

Welcome to SEPTA

Philadelphia Metro station 8th Street and Market Street.

Philadelphia Metro station 8th Street and Market Street.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 xtra.

Red Nights in Philly

A Chestnut Street Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.

A Chestnut Street Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.


Olympus Trip 35 and some Fuji Superia 400 film

Night Trip to Liberty

Liberty Bell at night, Philadelphia, PA.

Liberty Bell at night, Philadelphia, PA.


In order to travel light, I only took a Lumix LX3 digital and an Olympus Trip 35 film camera with me during a recent trip to Philadelphia. I used the Trip 35 for some night photography and here is my take of Liberty Bell shot on Fuji Superia 400 Xtra, with the Trip set on manual @ f2.8, 1/40 sec.

Competing for Height

Philadelphia City Hall with William Penn on top looking out over the city. For a long time there was an unwritten agreement that nothing could be built higher than Penn's statue. This rule has long since been broken.

Philadelphia City Hall with William Penn on top looking out over the city. For a long time there was an unwritten agreement that nothing could be built higher than Penn’s statue. This rule has long since been broken.


Lumix LX3 and processed with Silver Efex Pro.

Dining Blues in Philadelphia

Night time dining in Philadelphia, PA.

Night time dining in Philadelphia, PA.


Lumix LX3.

Phily’s Art Columns

Entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Continuing my series from Philadelphia with the Lumix LX3.
Depicted is the entrance and columns of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I waited for a person to walk through the door to get a sense of scale.

The Basilica

Peter and Paul Basilica in Philadelphia, PA

Peter and Paul Basilica in Philadelphia, PA

Nights with I. M. Pei

Society Hill Towers by architect I.M. Pei

Society Hill Towers by architect I.M. Pei


Lumix LX3

A Courthouse

Supreme Court Chamber in Old City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Supreme Court Chamber in Old City Hall, Philadelphia, PA


Lumix LX3

Walking on Marble

The Curtis Center courtyard, Philadelphia, PA

The Curtis Center courtyard, Philadelphia, PA


For traveling light I love to take my little Lumix LX3. It has a razor sharp Leica lens, which at f2.8 performs beautifully in low light. It is very versatile with 24-60mm zoom (35mm equivalent)

It’s a long way to the water

A Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) inching it's way to the water on the Fire Island Beach, NY

A Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) inching it’s way to the water on the Fire Island Beach, NY


Lumix LX3

Tranquility

Fire Island, NY

Fire Island, NY


Olympus Pen E-p1.

The Lady and the Red Umbrella

A bit of minimalism on the beach near Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY.

A bit of minimalism on the beach near Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY.


Olympus Pen E-p1 and a Zuiko 17mm lens.

Beach Jewels

Detail of the Fire Island beach.

Detail of the Fire Island beach.


Olympus Pen E-p1 and a Zuiko 17mm pancake lens.

Keep off the Dunes

Stairs to nowhere in the eroded dunes of Fire Island.

Stairs to nowhere in the eroded dunes of Fire Island.


Lumix LX3