Tuesday, September 30, 2008

September Breeze

As September passes the Great South Bay provides a perfect setting for enjoying the fresh breeze of Autumn.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pastry's Holy Grail

...or "What I did on my Summer Vacation"...We were on a mission throughout Central Europe to find the ultimate pastry from Chico's childhood. A tasty challenge for sure.....

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

First Segwey Ride

With a look of total confidance, Alida journeys off on her first experience riding a segwey.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

River Adagio

The old three point turn takes some practice I would imagine. AND...That whole "Blue" danube thing needs some clarification....!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Catboat Reflections

From the archives... I selected this shot for the upcoming photo exhibit at the Borghese Winery on the North Fork of Long Island. The NWPLI show will run for several weeks starting October 19th, both Alida and I will have images on display.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Enjoying The Ride

Nostalgia is popular in Prague, communist era chewing gum and soda are recent "retro" fads. Autos from those years are being lovingly restored and have become somewhat of a fun tourist attraction.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Weakfish Time

The Fall run has begun...The bay has been very active Blues and smaller weakfish gathering energy for their annual swim south. Plenty of fun but handling camera gear and cut bait is dicey!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Night Opera

More Vienna at night...one last look at the Opera House after dark. (best in large format, click on the image)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Morning Gull

Could that be a yawn?...September just may be the best month to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Fire Island.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Prague underground...safe, clean and efficient! Local humor is that the Metro is one of the few remnants of the communist era that "works".

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Budapest Train Station

It was the light and shadows that caught my eye...Currently under renovation (apparently at a slow pace) this station has all the atmosphere of a 1940's spy movie and one can almost hear the hissing of steam down the tracks.
The modern memory, however, will forever be the female government information worker exhaling cigarette smoke (from behind a caged window) into Chico's face as she explained that she spoke no English. A forever hilarious visual memory...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Gaining Altitude

Plenty of thrills (and a few lucky camera shots) at the Budapest Red Bull Air race above the Danube River. Click on the image for the better/larger view.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Essential Navigation

"...Ja!, Zee next cafe ezz dare!" Walking through Vienna requires making several refueling stops.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tram Number Two

Mass Transit Hungarian style...the trams, buses and metros throughout central Europe were clean, efficient and user-friendly.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Sunny Szentendre

In Hungary's countryside the medieval town of Szentendre is a great place to spend an afternoon, enjoy some local cuisine (goulash is actually a soup!) and pick up a few souvenirs.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Reaching Out

A fun night shot that was hard to resist...these young people hanging out in Vienna made for a great candid moment!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Defensive View

The castle high above Salzburg offers wonderful vistas of the city below. The canon placements surely must have given would be invaders good reason to reconsider their intentions. (view in large format)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Low Bridge

I took this shot just to illustrate a point. The water level of the Danube is critical to the river cruise industry and too much water is as large of a problem as being too shallow. Several bridges gave me cause to look overhead!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Late night fast food Viennese style....a hot dog is afterall, still a hot dog.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ode To Labor Day

Stay in one spot long enough in the 20 some miles from Ocean Beach to Smith Point and you will see this person walking East or West on Fire Island. Most everyday, without fail. Years ago we dubbed him "The Walking Man" after the famous James Taylor song that relates to the passing of the season and into the winter. Soo...with Labor Day recently over my shoulder this just seemed appropriate:
Moving in silent desperation
Keeping an eye on the holy land
A hypothetical destination
Say, who is this walking man?

And the walking man walks
Dosen't know nothing at all
Any other man stops and talks
But the walking man walks on by

Monday, September 01, 2008