The Flamingo and the Courthouse

The Flamingo and the Courthouse

A view from the Federal Plaza in Chicago, with a detail of the Flamingo, a red 53-foot tall sculpture created by Alexander Calder, against the background of the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, a building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

(iPhone 5, ISO 50, 1/850 sec at f 2.4)

Red Bridge

Red Bridge

A small bridge in the beautiful Jardín Japonés de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires Japanese Garden).

(iPhone 5, ISO 50, 1/1400 sec at f 2.4)

Fats Domino's Piano

Fats Domino’s White Piano

When New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Fats Domino’s house was submerged and his Steinway piano remained under water for several weeks. It was later recovered and restored, and can now be seen at the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

(iPhone 5, ISO 160, 1/20 sec at f 2.4)

Baltimore Seagull

Baltimore Seagull

Late December, a couple of years ago, I was leaving a restaurant at Pier 5 and saw a guy feeding breadcrumbs to the seagulls. I shot a few frames on my iPhone, and cropped later to isolate one of the birds.

(iPhone 5, ISO 50, 1/1400 sec at f 2.4)

Museum Scene, Boston

Museum Scene, Boston

The painting, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, by John Singer Sargent, reminded me of the famous Las Meninas, by Velázquez. As I was getting my iPhone and asking myself how to break the symmetry of the scene, a person in a red shirt decided to sit down and solved the problem for me. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

(iPhone 5, ISO 400, 1/17 sec at f 2.4)

Steel Pier

Steel Pier

One rainy winter afternoon in Atlantic City.

(iPhone 5, ISO 50, 1/120 at f2.4)

Sunset and Wine

I had just arrived home and was ready to relax with a glass of Malbec. Then the rain stopped and the sun made an appearance. I didn’t even have to move from where I was and only had to reach for my iPhone to register this sunset over Baltimore.

(iPhone 5, ISO 50, 1/40 sec at f 2.4)

Bourbon Orleans Hotel

Hotel Lobby, New Orleans

Last time I was in New Orleans I stayed at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. It used to be a ballroom, then a convent and orphanage, and now it’s a nice hotel with a collection of ghost stories to amuse the tourists.

(iPhone 5, ISO 50, 1/25 sec at f 2.4)