Saturday June 18, 2016

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I’m experimenting today with HDR – that is using software to combine multiple exposures to achieve expanded tonal range. I hate most HDR images. Many are found in Instagram and other online venues. They usually look badly over-cooked and artificial. My objective is to use this technique to save subtle highlight and shadow detail, and to amp up local contrast, but only slightly. The technique require combining multiple exposures so I’m starting today on a tripod – thus the somewhat academic look to the images. I’ll give hand-held a go tomorrow. Shooting with my Leica Monochrom and 21mm Super-Elmar lens.

Day 2438 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2438 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
HDR experiment
Day 2438 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
HDR experiment
Day 2438 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
HDR experiment

On this day last year (day 2073): Alley. One of my better images from my ongoing alleys project.

Day 2073 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Alley redux

Friday May 13, 2016

WARREN CONNECTICUT – We’re expecting future expansion of our family so we’re adding a two bedrooms and baths, and generally updating our house here – most of the infrastructure is 25 years old. You’ll be seeing construction images over the next year or so.

Day 2402 of the photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2402 of the photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Construction at 43 Rabbit Hill Road

On this day six years ago (day 211): Citicorp. My original edit from May 13, 2010 was a layered image of the Seagrams Building, but on further reflection an image of the Citicorp building has actually become one of my overall favorites from this project. Here it is.

Day 211 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
Citicorp Center