Sunday February 19, 2017

ANTIGUA – This is a tropical paradise.  Really.  No irony today.  I’ll be spending the next few days getting close.  I’m shooting with a neutral density filter so I can run my Leica Summicron Asp. lens wide open to take advantage if its lovely rendering.

Day 2,684 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day seven years ago (day 127): Pinhole out my window. Converted from the color original.

Out my window

Saturday February 18, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK and ANTIGUA – A travel day – not usually my best. I caught good light in our apartment before we left, and some sea grapes and a tree at dusk in Antigua. The tropics are a major challenge for me: how many ways can you photograph a palm tree. The solution clearly is to get out into the community which we’ll try to get a start at this trip. Shooting with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron Asp lens.

Day 2,683 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

New York

On this day two years ago (day 1,953): 432 Park Avenue

Day 1952 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
432 Park Avenue

Friday February 17, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Tomorrow we’re leaving for Antigua for a week, so this was a “get organized” day. I actually got an OK image around the apartment.  Shot with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summiicron ASP lens – my go to combination.

Day 2,682 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Manhattan

On this day two years ago (day 1,952): Stoop

Stoop
Manhattan

February 16, 2016

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A day in Tribeca with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm FLE lens.  It was very, very cold: the wind off of the Hudson River is savage.  The Hudson River Park here is lovely but uninhabitable in the winter.  The second image, “Marine Repair”, is two frames stitched in Photoshop.

Day 2,681 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan

On this day seven years ago (day 124): Original Shake Shack.  In Union Square.

Day 124 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Madison Square and the Shake Shack

Wednesday February 15, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent some time today shooting around the Queensborough Bridge on the Manhattan side. There’s a lot of visual interest going on here – this is a spot where I’ve shot a dozen times. All images were taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron FLE lens. This is the equipment that I shoot best with – I can actually get along with one camera and one lens (despite owning multiple bodies and a lot of lenses).  I shoot with a three stop neutral density filter which lets me shoot this lens wide open in daylight. The chimney image is three frames stitched; the look up image is two frames. The stitching technique lets me use the 50mm as if it were a wide angle zoom.

Day 2,680 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan

On this day last year (day 2,314): Reservoir I had been watching for this shot for years.  It’s one of my favorites from last year.

Day 2314 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Central Park

Tuesday February 14, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – On my walk down Park Avenue to an early morning breakfast meeting I looked up. Later in the morning I caught a reflection of the AT&T building. Both taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron FLE lens; the second image is three frames stitched.

Day 2,679 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Manhattan
Manhattan

On this day three years ago (day 1,583): Reservoir

Central Park Reservoir
Central Park Reservoir

Monday February 13, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Here’s an shot from a window on Sixth Avenue of a neighboring Mies van der Rohe knock off. Six frames stitched with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron FLE lens.  Also an image from the reception area of my office.

Day 2678 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Sixth Avenue New York
Manhattan

On this day three years ago (day 1,582): Storm in Manhattan.

Storm
Storm