Friday June 14, 2013

Friday June 14, 2013 4.00/5 (80.00%) 3 votes

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.

Experiment

Experiment

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

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:

Near disaster

Near disaster

Tuesday June 11, 2013

Tuesday June 11, 2013 5.00/5 (100.00%) 5 votes

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

Out my window

On this day one year ago: The Charles. Here we are in Cambridge.

Runner

Runner

Thursday April 18, 2013

Thursday April 18, 2013 3.50/5 (70.00%) 2 votes

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.

Rooftop

On this day last year: Sunset out my window.

Sunset out my window

Sunset out my window

Friday March 8, 2013

Friday March 8, 2013 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes

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.

Storm

Storm

On this day last year: Here I am shooting street stuff with my Alpa. Probably not that good of an idea.

Yura

Yura