BROOKLYN NEW YORK – We went out to Red Hook, Brooklyn today for the opening of a group show that I’m in at the gallery of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists; the show is called Black and White. 499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, weekends 1:00-6:00. http://bwac.org/2015/04/black-white-2015/ Right next door to Fairway in Red Hook.
I’m showing mainly family here today.
Day 2116 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year (day 1751): Alley. This is an early image in what has become an ongoing project.
MUSTIQUE – Here we are still, swimming, eating and drinking rum punches. At lunch at the Cotton House beach bar and a still life from our house. Both taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Noctilux lens.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We’ve instituted a weekly (well at least several times a month) “family dinner” on Sunday evening, so Laura and Alexander came over. Francesca was already here because she’s moved in while she studies for the bar exam in just over two weeks. I gave my Leica gear a well-deserved rest (I’m taking my M9 to Nippon Photo Clinic for adjustments next week) and shot with my Fuji xpro-1. Here’s Alexander at dinner.
On this day last year: Grand Central Terminal. Another lone figure shot. This one in a crowd. A more defiant stance than usual.
NEW YORK NEW YORK = Alexander’s birthday. We made the pilgrimage to Yankee Stadium for a game with the Minnesota Twins. There’s no better experience on a balmy summer evening. It’s not summer but the weather has been unseasonably warm so the evening was in fact balmy. Here’s Yankee Stadium as landscape taken with my iPhone plus a couple taken by Francesca (guest photographer) with the Hipstamatic app.
HARTSDALE AND NEW YORK NEW YORK – We went with Alexander to look at a house in Hartsdale that he and Laura are interested in buying. Remarkably I got an ok image from the trip. I’m on a roll. Sony Nex-7 and 15mm Voigtlander lens.
This from later in the day back home. Taken with my iPhone, which doesn’t handle the saturated yellows very well (or for that matter saturated reds), possibly as a result of jpeg compression. I wish Apple gave us a raw files option.
On this day one year ago: White birch. Weird. I shot a group of white birches yesterday. Maybe its an early spring thing. Or maybe there are only about 10 species of tree than can survive Litchfield County’s savage climate so the same subjects come up over and over again.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I took a walk in the Union Square area with my Alpa and the 35mm Schneider. Partly cloudy, but occasional burst of fine light. this is made from two images captured, hand held, and stitched in Photoshop. Remember that I’m shooting with an 80 meg back so the resulting file is very large. Stitching with this very wide lens results in a highly distorted image, which I corrected in Photoshop – a process that involved significant hard labor.
In the evening Alexander and his fiance, Laura, came over for headshot for their wedding announcement in the New York Times. This is the one that the liked – taken with my Panasonic GH2 and on camera flash.