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.
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.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We’re rushing around preparing for a trip to Paris for a long Easter weekend. Not much time for photography so I shot a vase and flowers at home with my Noctilux f.95 lens, which has a distinctive signature when shot wide open. Here you go.
Day 1,994 of on photograph every day for the rest of my life.
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.
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.
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.
On this day last year (day 1,592): Fog. This image really pushes to fog concept pretty hard.
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.
On this day five years ago (day 41): Riverside Drive from the bottom.