NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent the photo part of my day experimenting with my new 28mm perspective correction lens. (Perspective correction lenses let you shift the lens position so that you can shoot a building for example without tilting the camera up; tilting the camera up results in converging vertical lines.) This lens was made for the Leica R single lens reflex camera. It was made by Schneider for Leica and is Leica-branded. The electronic viewfinder on my Leica M lets me use it with an R mount to M mount adapter (mine is made by Novoflex; Leica makes one but they are backordered everywhere). I spent a good part of the day shooting junk, getting familiar with the lens, which does have a bit of a learning curve.
I suffered a near disaster in producing today’s images. Somehow I lost the files. There was a 22-number gap in my Leica M files that included all of June 14. I looked at every possible way of finding and recovering them (including using a utility that recovers erased files from SD cards). No luck. I’m writing this from Connecticut a week after June 14. It turns out that I moved the files from the camera to my laptop in Connecticut, but later deleted them after I thought that I had transferred them to by desktop setup in New York, but actually hadn’t. I routinely empty my trash because trash photo images actually take up a lot of space. Ugh. But it turns out that my laptop backs up wirelessly in Connecticut and miraculously I was able to recover the missing 22 files with Time Machine. You can’t be too diligent about backing up!
Here’s what I had prepared to post for today when I thought that I had lost the files:
The dog ate my homework
On this day one year ago: More trouble. Ironically one year ago was another day plagued by production problems – I walked around all day with a camera that didn’t have an SD card in it. I noticed the error at 10:30 at night and used the last bit of charge in my iPhone to capture this:
NEW YORK NEW YORK – A pretty good day for pictures. I’ve posted an “out my window” today (two frames stitched taken with my Leica M and a 35mm Summilus Asph lens. Out my window shots are usually a sign of desperation but because of enchanting light this was the best image from a day of pretty good images. Here you go:
Out my window
On this day one year ago: The Charles. Here we are in Cambridge.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – April is intense. We have an expectation on Spring that seems to be a bit frustrated this year and a heavy schedule of meetings in my legal life. I sneaked this image out our dining room window – a different take on a familiar scene. Leica M with 35mm bokeh king lens.
On this day last year: Sunset out my window.
Sunset out my window
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Around this time last year we had a heavy snow storm. Today we’re having . . . a heavy snow storm. Early March isn’t quite Spring here in the Northeastern US. Four frames stitched taken with my Leica Monochrom and 135mm lens.
On this day last year: Here I am shooting street stuff with my Alpa. Probably not that good of an idea.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – A truly crappy day. Out my window with a Leica Monochrom.
Out the window
On this day last year: Faux percolated.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – I’ve spent the day here having what feels like a speed bag workout with my day job. Not much time or space for photography. At around 8:00 I decided to see what I could do handheld with my Leica Monochrom around the house in near darkness with my 24mm F1.4 Leica Summilux lens.
On this day one year ago: Sunrise and sunset.
Sunrise New York
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Out a window in our offices with my new Leica S and 35mm lens. It produces very deep files that hold up under intense editorial abuse, in this case extensively lightening the foreground and darkening the sky.
Full Sail Beer.