Wednesday January 29, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Cold and clear today. Icy. Here’s the Union Club on Park Avenue and steam venting into the very cold air. I didn’t recognize this image in my first pass editing the day’s work. I came back to it in desperation, but it came out quite well. It’s the image that I was looking for shooting steam vents.

Taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summilux.

This is my 1,567th day of my daily photo blog.

Union Club
Union Club

On this day one year ago: Basil Charles.

Basil Charles OBE
Basil Charles OBE

Wednesday October 9, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – My college classmates here in New York annually celebrate everyone in the class’s birthday (on a arbitrary date). I’m part of a subgroup that brings better than OK wines. This year one of our colleagues brought four bottles of ’83 Lafitte. I brought a couple of magnums of ’97 Chablis “Les Clos”. One of our number served as our host at the Brook, a midtown club. Here’s a silver cup on our table given annually, judging from the inscriptions, for some achievement or other. I generally avoid in-focus people at affairs like this lest they be judged harshly for hanging out in such a stuffy-looking environment. This with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Luxochron lens.

At the Brook
At the Brook

On this day last year: Picture of a picture.

Very large picture
Very large picture