Saturday November 3, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Nice late afternoon light in our living room here. Shot with the same setup that I’ve been using for the last few days: my Sony A7riii with the Sony 24-70mm zoom, here used at the wide end of the range. Image sharpness is ok and flair resistance in this challenging back-lit situation is very good, especially for a zoom. The sunstar is pretty good.

Day 3306 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Interior

On this date six years ago (day 1115 of one photo every day): Terry Tanner’s farm. Shot with my Leica M9 and 35mm Summilux lens – two frames stitched.

Stubble field

Friday November 2, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Poor weather for people. Good weather for photographs. Shot with my Sony a7Riii and 24-70 zoom. Still trying to work with this lens in a landscape setting. It’s only ok.

Day 3305 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Rainy day
Deciduous landscape

On this date eight years ago (day 282 of one photo every day): Monumental Woman. Shot with a Leica M9 and 15mm Voigtlander lens. Originally posted in color.

Monumental Woman

Thursday November 1, 2018

MANHATTAN – I walked around midtown west today, between Sixth Avenue and Hell’s Kitchen. Typical stuff but not bad. Shot with my Sony A7riii and Sony’s pretty good 24 – 70 zoom lens The question is whether this lens (or any zoom) is up to the corner-to-corner fussiness that I bring to this project. (Using a single lens in this focal length range would be really convenient for me.) The answer appears to be “almost” but not with a lot of headroom. I’m still working on it.

Day 3304 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Vacant lot
Manhattan
Restaurant

On this date five years ago (day 1478 of one photo every day): Fall color in black and white. I shot this image with my Leica S medium format camera which was plenty of camera to stand up to my fussy technique but had some quality control issues and was large for a carry around camera. I like this image’s muted palette.

Fall color

Wednesday October 31, 2018

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another day around home. Based on some critical feedback from folks who are following me I’ve decided that my ocaisional close-ups of objects around home are a fruitful thread for further exploration.

Day 3303 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Strainers

On this date six years ago (day 1112 of one photo every day): Metropolitan Opera

Opera
Opera

Tuesday October 30, 2018

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I wandered the Upper West Side today with my Sony A7riii and the well-thought-of 24-90 native Sony zoom. I usually don’t like zooms but this one performs well. The real issue with it is that it’s Bokeh (the quality of the out of focus parts of images) is “edgy”, which I don’t like at all – I prefer “creamy.”

Day 3302 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

96th Street
Construction
Light Shaft

)n this date four years ago (day 1841 of one photo every day): Marine Corps reunion

The lady is packing

Sunday October 28, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I shot rocks and trees in the rain today with my Sony a7riii. Here’s where my self-imposed limit to black and white images bites: the images were nuanced and lovely in color, but a jumble in black and white. I’m posting both today to illustrate.

Day 3300 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Rainy day in Warren
Color

On this day seven years ago (day 743 of one photo every day): Subway shot handheld with my Alpa technical camera and Phase One IQ180 digital back.

Subway Columbus Circle