WARREN CONNECTICUT – New Years Eve. We’re planning a quiet evening at home tonight, a relief given the high level of activity around here since before Christmas, so no pictures of drunken revelers today.
Every morning I load a card into my camera, format it, put a freshly charged battery in and then check it by taking a shot of my feet or whatever else is around to make sure that the camera’s settings are all inbounds. That way I know that I’m ready to shoot for the rest of the day. When I deviate from this routine I get into to trouble. Sometimes the random morning test shot its pretty good. Here’s the rug in my study here. Later in the day ruins somewhere near the town line between Morris and Warren, CT; there light was really dull so nothing of great interest here.
Day 1,903 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 1,173): Mack. I’ve rethought the crop on this one. I shot with a Rollei 2.8F for many years, then a Hasselblad 501. Both have square frames, so I often see things as squares. Two years ago I put this image up uncopped. Today I’ve cropped it square.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – there were plenty of reasons to stay in the house today, starting with high winds and way sub-freezing temperatures. So . . . I collected my images for the day from around the house. Here we are with my Leica Monochrom and the fabulous Carl Zeiss 15mm rectilinear wide angle lens. Next weekend we will be back inside working on holiday decorations.
Day 1,885 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
KENT and WARREN CONNECTICUT – I’m continuing to experiment with my newly-repaired Leica f.95 Noctilux, shooting landscape and still life wide open, with a neutral density filter if necessary. The results are more dreamy than the hart-edged look that I’ve been cultivating for a lifetime, and thus a really good exercise for me. I’ve also included an image of Baby Victoria, our fabulous 12-month old granddaughter.
Day 1,851 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – We got a late start driving up here today and ran into endless traffic – actually a bit unusual. I was in no mood for photography but pretty good late afternoon light gave me an opportunity to capture an image.
Day 1,850 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 754): Francesca’s birthday. Looking back I’ve selected a different image from November 11, 2011.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – This is the end of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Maria goes to this thing every year. I mean every year. Both last year and this we made plans for her to decompress post-Frankfurt so October 10 finds me at home ramping up for travel. That means still lifes and closeups around the house.
I’m experimenting with a new camera, a Leica T, which has an attractive form factor and good live view, and works well with legacy manual focus Leica lens. Today I added a close up adapter and shot around the house.
Last year I was in the same spot and shot a still life with the last tomatoes of the year from our garden.
Day 1,821 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Here’s a challenge in my ongoing photo every day project. I’m sick as a dog with a really severe head cold, a sinus headache and a raw sore throat. I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. I didn’t manage to get out of the house today. Relatively late in the day I managed to strap a very wide (12mm) lens onto my Leica Monochrome and put it in the oven with a self timer, photographing myself through the oven window. That’s it. My image for the day.
Day 1,810 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.