Tuesday September 9, 2014

Tuesday September 9, 2014 3.50/5 (70.00%) 2 votes

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another disastrously rushed day. I managed to get a couple of images, including a bit of a selfie, as I walked past Citibank.

Day 1,790 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Citicorp Center

Citicorp Center

Detail

Detail

On this day three years ago (day 694): Traffic control.

Master Tutor and Homework Coach

Master Tutor and Homework Coach

Monday September 8, 2014

Monday September 8, 2014 4.00/5 (80.00%) 1 vote

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’ve been experimenting with longer lenses recently (basically working my way through my inventory of less-used lenses), shooting a 90mm elmarit today and shooting multiple images and stitching when I want to shoot wide, which is often. The large stitches produce very detailed, lovely files.

Day 1,789 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

This one is nine frames.

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

Paley Park

Paley Park

Apple Store

Apple Store

On this day two years ago (day 1,059): Toss it to me!

Toss the damn thing!

Toss the damn thing!

Sunday September 7, 2014

Sunday September 7, 2014 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes

WASHINGTON CONNECICUT – There was a moment of lovely light in Kent Connecticut on the way to the trail head for our hike today, so a stopped and caught the local brick gothic Episcopal Church.

Day 1,788 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

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Vacant

Vacant

On this day last year (day 1,423): beaddboard.

Beadboard

Beadboard

Saturday September 6, 2014

Saturday September 6, 2014 3.50/5 (70.00%) 2 votes

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Some days I just need to fuss with my gear a bit. I just got a classic 50mm Summilux lens back from minor repairs and cleaning in Wetzlar. It’s been a while since I shot with it (I’m holding it for investment a this point) but I thought that I should shoot it side by side with my current favorite 50mm lens, the Leica 50mm Summicron Asph. Shooting a bookcase close with a distant bright background is a chance to test corner resolution, focus accuracy, contrast, tendency to veiling flair and most importantly, “bokeh”, the quality of the out-of-focus portions of the image. Here’s the image for the 50mm Summicron Asph. which wins on all counts.

Day 1,787 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Bokeh

Bokeh

On this day last year (day 1,422): Back lit manhole cover.

Manhole

Manhole

Friday September 5, 2014

Friday September 5, 2014 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote

NEW YORK NEW YORK – These days dhe Park Avenue traffic islands feature installations of sculpture by Ewerdt Hilgemann, muscular constructions of stainless and rusted steel. Here’s an example.

Day 1,786 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Sculpture

Sculpture

Truck

Truck

On this day two years ago (day 1.056): power plant.

Power

Power