Sunday November 5, 2017

THE BRONX NEW YORK and NEW MILFORD CONNECTICUT – I drove up to Warren today to drop off our dogs (since Maria and I will be traveling in the next week), stopping in The Bronx to catch a warehouse and in New Milford to catch some flags. I’m shooting film today in my Leica M7 and medium format Mamiya 7 II – in both cases I’m shooting Ilford PanF Plus. Developing and scanning add several hours per roll to my workflow, but well worth it when I have time.

Day 2,943 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Bronx Warehouse
Patriotic display

On this day last year (day 2,578): Strange stuff in a barn. Back to digital here – shot with my Sony A7rii and converted to black and white.

Warren CT

Saturday November 4, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another film day. I’m shooting with a Mamiya 7 and 43mm superwide lens (which is equivalent to and actually based on the design of the Hasselblad Superwide), one of the best wide lenses ever. I’m experimenting with film types – today I’m shooting with Ilford PanF Plus, which is nearly grainless on the Mamiya’s 6×7 cm negative. I’m also shooting with a Leica M7, which I will either keep or not once my M3 comes back from the shop where it is getting an overhaul.

I’m loving the tonality of these images. Pedestrian subjects are made special.

Day 2,924 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Harlem Garden
Harlem vacant lot
1185 Park

On this date last year (day 2,577): Warren CT fall foliage – in black and white.

Warren CT

Friday November 3, 2017

WARREN CONNECTICUT – A drone shot of fall foliage (in black and white) and ground level foliage with my Leica Monochrom. I didn’t shoot film today because my darkroom stuff is in New York and I need to do same day developing if I’m going to keep up with my photo a day project.

Day 2,941 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Fall in CT
New England Fall
New England Fall
New England Fall

On this day five years ago (day 1,115): Terry Tanner’s cornfield

Corn stubble
Corn stubble

Thursday November 2, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’m shooting film on days when I envision having enough time to work developing and scanning into my normal workflow. This was one of those days. I’m shooting here with a Mamiya 7 with a 43mm lens – it’s a remarkable combination.

Day 2,940 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

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Central Park film image
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On this day three years ago (day 1,844): Winter squash

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Wednesday November 1, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another day and another vacant lot (there seem to be future construction sites here everywhere) and a pseudo-alley.  I’m in a bit of a rut.  I’ll be shooting film tomorrow to try to shake things up a bit.

Day 2,939 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Vacant lot
Manhattan

On this day last year (day 2,574): Empire State Building – speak of being in a rut!

Manhattan

Monday October 30, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent some time testing a new old lens, a 35mm wide angle Summicron (version 1) from 1961, It’s the model that has spectacles built into it so it can be used on a Leica M3, which otherwise doesn’t have frame lines for 35mm. It also fits every rangefinder Leica made since 1954. It turns out that the lens has a lovely character – the rendering are smooth but with plenty of contrast and sharpness. A classic Leica look. One of my new favorite lenses.

Day 2,937 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day six years ago (day 746): Freak storm

Freak October Blizzard