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Monday April 27, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’m very busy preparing for a whole series of meetings. My limited time outside today yielded little in the way of images, but there was a moment of amazing light out my window that I managed to capture in two images.

Day 2020 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Out my window
Out my window

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On this day three years ago (day 925): Spring in NY. As I went back through the various April 27s in the past five years I observed that I shot them all in color and they are all flowers. This is what I call the “Spring trap” and I evidently fall into it this time of year. I’ve re-imagined the image from three years ago as black and white. Interestingly the converted files always look a little plasticy, not as authentic as the Leica Monochrom files.

Spring in NY
Spring in NY

Tuesday February 17, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – From a visual standpoint the recent run of savage weather here has created a real winter playground, but I’m getting tired of it. Call it windchill fatigue. I tried to shake things up today by digging out my superwide 15mm Carl Zeiss superlens. It’s ok but doesn’t do much to hide my disgust with my surroundings.

Day 1,951 of one photo a day for the rest of my life.

Courtyard
Courtyard
Stoop
Stoop

On this day last year (day 1,586): Out my window in infrared.

Infrared
Infrared

Thursday January 8, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – It’s so bitterly cold today that I didn’t venture out of our apartment. I worked from home and shot around the house. I keep an inventory of these in the back of my mind for shut-in days, and wait for interesting light and shadows. The vase is from Spin in Shanghai – this is not the first time that I’ve photographed it.

Day 1,911 of a picture every day for the rest of my life.

Spin vase
Spin vase

On this day two years ago (day 1,182): Still in Santa Monica. The sunsets here can be spectacular.

Sunset
Sunset

Monday December 22, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’ve had an iPhone 6S for a month or so – I bought it because of the improved camera but really haven’t used it much. This morning I shot around the house with an updated version of ProCamera, a camera app, to get to know it a bit better. It does a marvelous job; the app has a very good implementation of HDR, which helps solve many exposure problems. Here are some samples.

Day 1,894 of one photo a day for the rest of my life.

Kitchen
Kitchen
Bananas
Bananas

On this day last year (day 1,592): Fog. This image really pushes to fog concept pretty hard.

Fog on the Lake
Fog on the Lake

Tuesday November 25, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another day shooting with my f.95 Noctilux lens. I’m using this lens mostly in daylight, so I keep a neutral density filter on it (in effect sunglasses) so I can shoot it wide open, which provides its special look. Today I did a still life at home with mirrors, one my favorites of this sort of thing in the past five years. I also shot a detail from our building, and a “lone person” in midtown.

Day 1,868 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Still life
Still life
Faux gothic
Faux gothic
Lone person
Lone person

On this day five years ago (day 41): Riverside Drive from the bottom.

Riverside Drive from 125th Street
Riverside Drive from 125th Street