Monday May 21, 2018

NEW YORK NEW YORK – More studies today, continuing another thread that I’m working on: shooting very wide. Shooting the Sony A7riii with the excellent Sony 12-24mm zoom. Today’s images are shot at 16mm and 21mm. This lens’s theoretical performance fades when zoomed higher that 18mm, but in practice the 21mm image looks fine. I enjoy working wide; I like this lens a lot.

Day 3140 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

1185 Park
1185 Park

On this day three years ago (day 2044 of one photograph every day): Look up

Look up
Look up

Sunday May 20, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I spend a fair amount of time doing studies to develop specific technical or aesthetic issues. Today and for the next few days I’m working on rendering (how a lens renders three-dimensional objects and light and dark) and bokeh (how a lens renders out-of-focus subjects). I’m shooting with my Leica Monochrom and the wonderful 50mm Summicron Asph. lens – which I call the Luxocron. I’ve got a lot of experience with this combination – the rendering is lovely. On another day we’ll see how the same lens on the Sony A7riii renders similar subjects.

Day 3139 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Rendering and bokeh study

On this date six years ago (day 948 of one photo every day for the rest of my life): 11th Avenue project. Six years ago I photographed both sides of 11th avenue along a to block stretch in the 40s with a PhaseOne medium format camera, which I’ve subsequently sold.

11th Avenue Project
11th Avenue Project

Saturday May 19, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Back to shooting with my Leica Monochrom and brilliant 24mm Summilux lens. I’m running side-by-side tests of this camera and my Sony A7riii, focusing on usability and actual results in practice, as opposed to brick walls. This is in our garden in Connecticut – it was a barren, thawing wasteland a month ago.

Day 3138 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Spring in New England

On this day three years ago (day 2042 of one photo every day): Sinister

Sculpture
Sculpture