Four Tips for Photograp...

From the Best of Joe Farace & Mark Toal While it may be a oversimplification to say that almost anybody can make a great photograph in Monument Valley the truth is that that the art of landscape photography often is confused with the real estate business because of its emphasis on...

Autumn in Transition

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern You turned the tables on me And now I’m  falling for you  music Louis Alter, lyrics Sidney D. Mitchell, published in 1936. “You turned the tables on me” is an interesting idiom with a song title to match. From the 1930’s movie Sing, Baby,...

A Bow for Every Season

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern From an archer’s bow With it graceful sweeping curve Cupid’s arrow flies Why shoot the same image time after time? Let me suggest some reasons. Invariably, I am drawn to Bow Bridge, the perfect arc of a bridge in Central Park that is the site of many...

Field Test: Sigma 30mm ...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace You may have seen my post “First Impressions: Sigma’s 30mm f/1.4 DC DN lens” and if not, you want to bounce back and take a read because it has the technical detail about this lens. Sigma’s 30mm f/1.4 lens ($339) is designed for Micro...

Autumn Leaves in Macro

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood —  Touch of manner, hint of mood;  And my heart is like a rhyme,  With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.” ~ Carmen Bliss, A Vagabond Song The hunt for autumnal fallen...

Switching Lenses and Sh...

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern  I’m back in the saddle again Out where a friend is a friend—Gene Autry and Ray Whitley No, not back in the saddle again but having a vicarious thrill shooting the whirling Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn, NY. The whizzing horses were richly caparisoned,...