Wednesday October 16, 2019: The Tenth Anniversary of One Photograph Every Day

MANHATTAN – Here we are. This is the tenth anniversary of my starting this project on October 16, 2009. A photo every day. Not one day missed. Not one. There were a few mishaps along the way: dead batteries, erased SD cards, misplaced files and the like. But still . . . so far so good. On to my second decade.

On October 16, 2009 I started this project by taking the subway to Wall Street and going to what was then called Chase Manhattan Plaza. There was (and is) a Jean Dubuffet statue there called Four Trees. I found an angle that I liked with my digital Leica and shot four images, all roughly the same. Walking back to the subject I did the first of many “look up” images, showing a long sliver of daylight above the dark canyon formed by the alley across from the Old Equitable Building. That’s it. Day one.

Today I went back to the Dubuffet (as I have on several other October 16s) to take another crack at it. This time I approached it with a couple of hours to burn and tied close, far, context detail, movement, focus, you name it. There wasn’t much I could do with light and shadow on a cloudy day. I waited around for some rain, but it never came. Here you go:

Tenth Anniversary
Jean Dubuffet

A remake of the 2009 original. Not much has changed, except for the six windows in the wall on the right. The Dubuffet has withstood the insults of New York’s climate and population.

Tenth Anniversary
Jean Dubuffet
Tenth Anniversary
Jean Dubuffet
Tenth Anniversary
Jean Dubuffet

On this date ten years ago (day 1 of one photo every day for the rest of my life!!): Jean Bubuffet I’ve re-edited this image. It was foggier ten years ago.

First photo in this project
Jean Dubuffet

Tuesday October 15, 2019

NEW MILFORD CONNECTICUT – I visited my friends and De Hoek Farm today to buy some of their grass-fed and humanely raised and slaughtered beef in a rural corner of this town.

Day 3652 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

1 photo every day
De Hoek Farm

On this date four years ago (day 2191 of one photo every day): Upper West Side

Day 2191 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Broadway and the Upper West Side

Monday October 14, 2019

WARREN CONNECTICUT – More experimenting with lenses today. The third and forth images below are hand held with my Sony 200-600mm, with full extension to 600mm.

Day 3651 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

1 photo every day
Model T Truck
1 photo every day
Woods
1 photo every day
Lawn Mower
1 photo every day
Full moon

On this date three years ago (day 2556 of one photo every day): Icon

1 photo every day
Chrysler Building

Sunday October 13, 2015

WARREN CONNECTICUT – We actually have traffic here on weekends in mid-October, as the world descends on us, visitors on the lookout for fall foliage. It is, in fact, glorious, especially when the weather is perfect. I’ve had a long struggle trying to photograph the Eastern deciduous forest (which lacks the scenics points of view of my native Utah). Shooting wide again with my Sony a7riv.

Day 3650 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

1 photo every day
Fall foliage
1 photo every day
Fall foliage
1 photo every day
Fall foliage

On this date five years ago (day 1824 of one photo every day): Skyline drive, Virginia. This picture’s EXIF data suggest it was taken on October 14, but I originally published it as October 13, which may mean that the date in the camera was wrong.

Day 1825 of one picture every day for the rest of my life
Skyline Drive in fog