NEW YORK NEW YORK – A day of getting very close with my iPhone – which does well as a macro camera. Today I shot light sources around the house. The stripes on the wall of the square one are an artifact of a 60 cycle flicker of the LED light source. This was a “make something out of nothing” day.
On this day last year: Mustique.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – More with the 18mm lens. I’ve decided to shoot straight up for a week. I mean really straight up – using a spirit level in the camera’s accessory shoe to orient it. Here’s one in our courtyard, again with the Leica Monochrom and 18mm Super-Elmar Asph.
On this day last year: James Beard Gala.
Kitchen at the Four Seasons Restaurant
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’ve been a bit dull in the past few days. The baby Sony is convenient but it lacks charisma and just doesn’t move me. In a project like this (one photograph a day for the rest of my life) a switch in approach can help break out of the doldrums, so I switched back to my Leica Monochrom, this time with a very wide lens, the marvelous Leica 18mm Super-Elmar Asph. I’m using it with a level in the accessory shoe (to help avoid weird wide-angle distortions) instead of a viewfinder. Shooting with the lens I can point in a general direction and just assume that it gets everything. I like shooting wide. Sometimes I worry that it’s a gimmick but this really has helped me to get out of a rut and back into my groove.
On this day last year: An abstraction in our offices. I took this last year with my Monochrom and a Dual Range Summichron lens from 1958. Of course I’m reminded of what a charming lens this is. I may turn to it next.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – A corner of our kitchen here shot with my baby Sony. A quick and casual grab to keep the string alive.
On this day one year ago: Super dull.
Not so interesting
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Housebound today with work. We’ve also got a baby watch going on here. Laura and Alexander are staying with us while some work on their kitchen is being completed. She’s had some contractions (her due date is Friday) so we’ve got a baby watch going on. Today I put my f.95 Noctilux lens on my Leica M and practiced focusing around the apartment. Here’s an example:
iPhone shot of dinner at 11 Madison Park:
11 Madison Park
Here we are at 11 Madison Park, shot by a server with my iPhone:
11 Madison Park
On this day last year: David.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Packing for Germany and wrapping up in the office. I spent an hour in our apartment shooting down at things with my Leica Monochrom and Luxochron lens.
Tao of the Living Room
On this day last year: Bright day.
New York New York – housebound today preparing for client meetings. This is out the window into our building’s courtyard with my Leica Monochrom and Luxochron. Two frames stitched.
On this day one year ago: Ladderman.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I really have taken at least one picture every day for 1,362 days. That’s 46 months. Three years and ten months. Without a miss. But I do occasionally get behind on posting to this site. I like to post with about a week’s delay. That gives me time to self-edit a bit – to sort out what actually merits exposure here. But it means that I’m not exactly breaking hot news.
I’ve been a bit behind on posting because I didn’t take a computer on our recent Italian trip to save weight for the trekking portion of the trip. On return I was posting about three weeks later than the dates the photos were taken. Since then I’ve be doing two posts a day until today, when I’ve finally caught up to being just a week behind.
Here we have the inside of another vase taken with my pocketable Fuji, and an “out my window” in good light with the same camera.
good morning light
On this day last year: Bourne onlookers.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Up early for client meetings in Boston. A captured this at sunrise with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Asph. lens.
On this day one year ago: Venini vase. Interestingly, one year ago in the early morning light I was rushing out to get . . . a plane to Boston.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Back home. Photo fatigue has set in. Not a luxury I can afford. A single not so good image on my Leica’s memory card at the end of the day.
Not so good image
On this day last year: Salade Nicoise.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – This in my “around the house” series with my iPhone.
On this day last year: A long thoughtful note on my 1000th post.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Tough day of preparing for meetings next week. Walked around the apartment in the late evening shooting into vases with my iPhone using flash. Here you go:
On this day last year: Fathers Day at Balthazar.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Bruisingly busy day. Snapped a few iPhones around the house. The iPhone photo app that I’ve settled on is KitCam, where I’ve adopted a square format, a faux tilt tool, and frame lines that look like a Hasselblad film camera’s (the app calls it “Victor”).
On this day last year: Japanese maple. At Lever House.
Japanese Maple at Lever House
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Tulips in the kitchen with my iPhone. Kind of a long day doing other stuff.
Tulips in the kitchen
On this day last year: Winston
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Ugh. Tax day is April 15. Today is my day to complete pulling our 2012 documentation together to hand over to our accountant, who will make an educated guess as to our liability so we can file an extension on April 15. This, plus some calls and reading in my law practice, took over the day. Visually I’m out of the moment and out of touch.
But wait. What about my blog. On days like this I get small with my iPhone. Here you go:
Actually on sorting back through some files on April 13 I found a couple of files that I like so I’ve edited this post and included the following shot with my Leica Monochrom and a 21mm Super Elmar M lens:
On this day last year: Paris Review benefit.
Paris Review benefit
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another poor landscape day so I busied myself around the house getting close with my IPhone. Today I made Bauhaus-style images along the lines of Ringl and Pit. This is actually working out really well.
On this day last year: Sale.