LITCHFIELD CONNECTICUT – Still working with my Leica Monochrom and an 80 year old Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar lens, which produces a lovely “glow”. I’ve shot this church many times in this is one of my favorites. Three frames stitched in Photoshop.
LITCHFIELD CONNECTICUT – We drove to Litchfield to catch up on post holiday sales and for lunch at a local diner. Images taken with my Leica Monochrom camera and vintage 50mm Dual Range Summicron lens.
Three images stitched: the Congregational Church in Litchfield, a subject that I’ve spent some time with in the past.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – So I spent the day close to home in Warren, shooting with my Leica Monochrom and f.95 Noctilux lens. This lens is an outstanding performer in all conditions and has a lovely look, but is a major pain in the butt to carry because of its size and weight. It also blocks about a third of the rangefinder frame with it sheer bulk. But really nice results. Here it is:
WARREN CONNECTICUT – A quote from the Warren Congregational Church website:
Field of Flags Service
at the Warren Congregational Church
All are invited to this special service to honor those who lost their lives
in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, their families and friends and all our
service men and women past, present and future!!!
There will be a pot luck dinner after the service
The Field of Flags is a silent, patriotic and poignant reminder of the cost of war. Each flag represents not simply one casualty, but the family members and friends who have been touched by that life now gone. They represent our respect for those who have served and are currently serving in the military and our hope for peace in the future, for a time when no one is called upon by our country to give the greatest sacrifice
Images of the field of flags taken with my Leica M9 and 50mm Noctilux lens and 18mm lens.
WASHINGTON CONNECTICUT – I went out with my Alpa Max today to add to my collection of Litchfield County churches. In reviewing my progress to day I realized that I hadn’t yet taken a full frontal image of the iconic Washington Congregational Church with high res medium format gear. I wasn’t satisfied with the image that I captured so I’m not showing it today – I’ll have to go back to try again – but I caught this as a set up the tripod and did a test image to assure that all was in order.
TORRINGTON CONNECTICUT – Back to Torrington for the Center Congregational Church. This is an oddity – the only stone Gothic revival Congregational Church that I’ve seen I’m my travels in this part of the state. Here it is. Two frames taken with my Alpa Max and cropped to fit the form factor of the church. Torrington by the way was the birthplace of John Brown, the radical abolutionist who merits a line in the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Back to photographing in the actual world (as opposed to taking pictures of cameras). There was a lovely, fleeting moment at sunrise in Connecticut to today when the first rays of the sun caught the ground fog. I grabbed my Alpa TC with the IQ 180 and Schneider 3mm XL attached and captured the moment.
Later in the morning I went to the town of Warren to experiment with my new 120mm lens, capturing the Warren Congregational Church from a slightly different angle.
On this day last year: The beginning of our safari in East Africa. One year ago things start getting really interesting for the next week or so. The Cliff Notes version of our safari is the top gallery on the right of this site.