Friday, December 3, 2021

Andy's Angles: The Lake and a Passing


It's that time of year again.  I have enough weekend photos to last until the "Top Ten" countdown takes over later this month, so the excess falls to Friday.  I look at it as a nice way to ease in to the weekend.

I'm still putting my 10-18 mm lens through its paces and I experimented at Lackawanna State Park while I was on vacation last month.

As you can see, it's just after sunrise and the water was exceptionally still.  What you cant see:  It was darned cold.

I have mixed feelings on the lens.  It's not the sharpest in my collection, but it does a nice job with landscapes.

And before I publish for the day, a sad note.  Michael Gargiulo passed away November 30.  He was a television legend, directing game shows, daytime drams and the Thanksgiving parade for decades.  Gargiulo was the first director of the "$10,000 Pyramid," which really was a game changer when it hit in 1973.  He also directed several Bill Cullen NBC game shows.  Michael Gargiulo was 95.

You might recognize the name.  His son, Michael worked at WYOU in the late 80's and early 90's.  In fact, I took the opening in 1991 when Michael moved on to a job in Louisville, Kentucky.  Michael has been anchoring the morning broadcast on WNBC in New York for the last several years.

My sympathy to the Gargiulo family.