Pick Your Friends

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
The Long Wait (1 of 1)

Photo by Raffaello Pasquale Processing by Emilio

My father did not teach me everything I know about photography. But he did let me borrow his camera from time to time when I was growing up. Last week, he flew to New York to scatter his parent’s ashes at the beach on Coney Island where my grandfather and grandmother first met. He asked to borrow one of my cameras and I offered the Canon, but he preferred the lighter, newer Fuji. What could I do? He’s my father!

While he was waiting for his flight, he practiced with the controls on the camera and caught this image of some unknown traveler. I loved the image and asked to process it. He agreed and I am now in the midst of processing all his selected favorite images from that trip. With his permission, I will post a few from time to time.

I was going to travel with him but work and home responsibilities prevented me from finally getting to meet Joe Giordano and his wife, Terry, Stacy Fischer, and Patti Kuche.

Maybe one day soon…

14 thoughts on “Pick Your Friends

  1. Emilio, this post came up as a related post on Monochromia – so glad I clicked on it. I absolutely LOVE this shot! And the processing is spot on – you did you dad’s photo proud. And of course, the title is pure Emilio 🙂


  2. Oh my, what an image. and how neat that you and your father share in the joy of photography.
    And listen … when you know you are coming East, be sure to let me know and I’ll get up to NY somehow! I’d love to meet everyone!


    1. When we were looking at the shots he took (almost 500 over 5 days) this was one of the first and he didn’t even see what I saw. He got lucky!

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  3. This is a superb image there is so much going on Emilio. He looks like he was very bored. I guess this image proves the old saying “You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose” (nor would you want to 🙂 ). You chose the perfect title for this great image. I tip my hat to Raffaello . I want to wish Lynn, Raffaello and you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It would have been great to meet you but like you say, some other time 🙂


    1. I have to admit you calling him Raffaello sounds strange. That is his legal name but has always been known as Ralph (a name I never liked) since I’ve know him. To me, he is Dad!


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