Monday November 6, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Housebound today because of work commitments – I shot some closeups with my Sony a7rii and thee macro lens that I use to “scan” film negatives.

Day 2,944 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Venini around the house

On this day last year (day 2,579): Party girls.

Manhattan

Wednesday May 3, 2017

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA – A travel day – a dispirited one because the usual three hour Acela trip from New York to DC actually took six hours. I was reduced to shooting with my iPhone in my hotel room to get my daily capture.

Day 2,757 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day seven years ago (day 200): Lincoln Center.

James Beard Awards rehearesal

Friday December 16, 2016

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I did some further work today understanding the capabilities of the native Sony and Zeiss lenses for the a7rii. Today I considered “bokeh”, the character of the out of focus portions of an image. Here are images taken with my Leica Monchrom with a 50mm “Luxochron” lens, which sets the benchmark for lens performance to my eyes (top), and a Zeiss 50mm f1.4 ZA lens (bottom), which has lovely character both in front of and behind the focus point. In the Zeiss image the out of focus portions are more out of focus because it’s an f1.4, as opposed to the f2.0 Leica. The Leica bokeh is more “jittery” than the Zeiss, which puts in a very strong showing.

Day 2619 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Leica
Zeiss ZA

On this day seven years ago (day 62): Citibank

Infrared

Saturday November 26, 2016

WARREN CONNECTICUT – We’re definitely having a turkey hangover. The light was neither here nor there today so I fussed around with some earthmoving equipment. Pretty blah.

Day 2599 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Warren CT

On this day two years ago (day 1869): Storm

Day 1868 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Snow