WARREN CONNECTICUT – Shooting early summer landscape around the house today with my Sony A7Riii (not the black and white converted camera) and the very good Sony 16-35mm zoom. Nice images for online applications but not quite there for printing large.
Day 3159 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – I spend a fair amount of time doing studies to develop specific technical or aesthetic issues. Today and for the next few days I’m working on rendering (how a lens renders three-dimensional objects and light and dark) and bokeh (how a lens renders out-of-focus subjects). I’m shooting with my Leica Monochrom and the wonderful 50mm Summicron Asph. lens – which I call the Luxocron. I’ve got a lot of experience with this combination – the rendering is lovely. On another day we’ll see how the same lens on the Sony A7riii renders similar subjects.
Day 3139 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this date six years ago (day 948 of one photo every day for the rest of my life): 11th Avenue project. Six years ago I photographed both sides of 11th avenue along a to block stretch in the 40s with a PhaseOne medium format camera, which I’ve subsequently sold.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Back to shooting with my Leica Monochrom and brilliant 24mm Summilux lens. I’m running side-by-side tests of this camera and my Sony A7riii, focusing on usability and actual results in practice, as opposed to brick walls. This is in our garden in Connecticut – it was a barren, thawing wasteland a month ago.
Day 3138 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 2042 of one photo every day): Sinister
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We made a pilgrimage to the Japan Society (near the UN) for the brilliant Sugimoto show, the Gates of Heaven, and caught a relatively new vest-pocket part on the way. We caroled on Park Avenue in the evening at the Brick Church ceremony lighting the Christmas trees on Park Avenue.
Day 2,971 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – I shot around the house today looking for easy subjects for tomorrow, when I’m shooting . . . FILM! I’ve purchased a Leica M3 film body from 1954, the year of this camera’s introduction. It’s in perfect condition cosmetically. I plan on running a few rolls of film through it before sending it off to Don Goldberg for an overhaul – the right repairman can typically put these cameras into like-new operating condition. So watch this space tomorrow.
Day 2,921 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.