Category Archives: Out my window

Friday November 14, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – This was a day largely spent preparing for meetings happening next week. So I took some images out my window with my Leica T and the marvelous 280 mm Leica Telyt-R lens. We stayed in town this evening to attend an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Lucy at the Explorers Club.

Day 1,856 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Out my window
Out my window
More out my window
More out my window

And here’s Lucy.

Lucy
Lucy

On this day three years ago (day 760): Four Seasons Restaurant.

The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons

Wednesday October 15, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’ve been living with my new website look for a few days now. I like the way it runs on tablets and smartphones. I’m less enamored with the three column look that it presents on a computer. I’ll go back to the drawing board on this over the weekend.

Today I experimented with my Leica T (which has good live view and adapts well to Leica manual focus lenses). Today I shot out our window with a Leica R 280mm f4.0, a long lens that has remarkable charisma. Here you go.

Day 1,826 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Urban Autumn
Urban Autumn

Here’s the context of the above image.

Context
Context

On this day one year ago: Schloss Elmau

Flowers 2
Flowers 2

Thursday May 15, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I shot out my window today with a long lens, a Leica R 280mm APO, adapted for my Leica M. It’s essentially perfect. I’ve converted the images for today into black and white. I almost never shoot long lenses – this is a rare exception.

Day 1,673 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Rare telephoto
Rare telephoto

On this day last year (day 1,308): No dogs. I generally avoid pets and babies, but here is an exception.

NO DOGS
NO DOGS
Baby V

Tuesday April 15, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Tax day. This is ordinarily a pretty grim day. “The ides of April?” But today was actually visually interesting. A trip to our daughter’s office provided a new angle on the local cityscape; a new lens provided a fairly energetic rainy cityscape out my window, and I got some decent images of our granddaughter.

Day 1,643 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.

Baby V
Baby V
Francesca's conference room
Francesca’s conference room
Out my window
Out my window

On this day one year ago (day 1,278): Building. Obscured by a tree.

Obscure
Obscure
Infrared

Monday February 17, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A clear day at last but I’m not fully in the moment so blah images. I sometimes shoot infrared in the winter – rarely in the summer because I don’t like the white leaves effect. Here’s an “out my window” with a digital camera that I had modified a few years ago so that it sees infrared only.

Day 1,586 of at least one photograph a day for the rest of my life.

Infrared
Infrared

On this day two years ago: Gasparilla Island.

Small pleasures
Small pleasures
Bridge

Sunday January 5, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I shot this afternoon with a long lens. This usually doesn’t work for me – I see best with a wide angle in my hands. The lens is a 280mm Leica R with a Leica 2s tele-extender. These are out my window in the early evening. The last image required hand stacking two images to get shadow detail in the brick.

I’ve done a careful recount of total days on this project without a missed day. I’m going to start posting the running total daily. Here you go

Day 1,542 of one photo every day.

Bridge
Bridge
Night
Night
Window redux
Window redux

On this day one year ago: Santa Monica Pier.

Artist
Artist
Baby V

Friday January 3, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A busy day with my cameras. We drove back to New York (from Warren) to get Maria to a doctor – she’s had a hacking cough for two weeks now. When I arrived I found that FedEx had delivered two packages, one with my 2x tele-extender for my Leica R 280mm lens (which I can use on my Leica M camera), one of the great long lenses of all time. I also received a 75mm Leica Summicron Asph., which it turns out is a marvelous lens. The first two frames below are Baby V (our granddaughter) taken with my Monochrom and the new 75mm. In the next image I’m experimenting with the quality of the out-of-focus portions of the image (so-called “bokeh”), which is creamy and lovely, a real accomplishment for such a highly corrected lens. Finally a couple of out my windows with the 280mm and 2x tele-extender set up on a tripod. Looks fine but this combination is really fussy in use.

Apologies for the gear talk. What’s more important here is that Baby is making the transition, at just short of two months old, to having a personality. You begin to get a bit of that in the series of pictures below, taken over about a five minutes period.

Baby V
Baby V
Mother and child
Mother and child
Bueno Bokeh
Bueno Bokeh
560mm lens!
560mm lens!
560mm lens!
560mm lens!

On this day last year: Lipstick building. Taken with my Leica Monochrom and 5cm. Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar from 1945 – this lens rocks.

Lipstick
Lipstick