Tuesday September 4, 2018

MANHATTAN – The Leica M10-P arrived today! I charged up the battery, strapped on my APO-Summicron 50mm lens (which I call the Luxochron – one of the lenses I didn’t sell) and went out to shoot some familiar territory. It’s great to be back shooting with a rangefinder – the frame lines really do change the way you see. I’ll be spending the next month or so getting familiar with this camera. The first image is a three frame stitch.

Day 3246 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

East 94th Street, Manhattan
Fifth Avenue Manhattan
Fifth Avenue Manattan

On this date seven years ago (day 689): tree line Warren CT shot seven years ago with my medium format Phase One camera (subsequently sold). I’ve re-edited this image, completely re-imagining it.

Tree line, Warren CT

Monday September 3, 2018

MANHATTAN – Feeling dullish today – I went out fairly late with my Sony A7riii and lovely 25mm Zeiss lens and captured not much.

One way that I deal with staleness (a recurring problem in this project) is to periodically switch equipment. I’ve sold my Leica Monochrom and the least-used half of my Leica lenses to finance the purchase of a Leica M10-P and to fill a lens gap left by my sales. The camera arrives tomorrow. We’ll see if it helps.

Day 3245 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Park Avenue Mall at twilight

On this date eight years ago (day 324 of one photo every day): I’m paying a bit more attention to my look backs. In most cases I’m going back to the original files to sort through the selection and redo the editing (I’ve learned a bit in the past eight years and Lightroom and Photoshop have better tools). Here’s a serious reimagining of this image. This is the kind of energetic image that I need to get back to.

Manhattan – East 57th Street.

Sunday September 2, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Woods near our house. Shot with mySony A7riii at ISO 12,800 to maximize depth of field.

Day 3244 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Deciduous woods, Warren CT

On this date eight years ago (day 322 of one photo every day): Building in Manhattan shot in infrared with my Leica M8. This camera suffered from infrared pollution, which was a boot mistake on Leica’s part, but it facilitated shooting in infrared.

Infrared in Manhattan