Sunday July 13, 2014

WARREN CONNECTICUT – This is the final day of my one week forced march with my now less-new 15mm Zeiss lens. Today I’m exploring the lens’s “bokeh”, the character of the out of focus portions of images. This is actually fairly difficult since with a 15mm lens not much is out of focus. So I got really close to some flowers (8 inches or so) and took advantage of the cloudy day to shoot wide open at f/2.8, with a bunch of stuff in the background. The answer: this lens has lovely, creamy Leica-style bokeh (typical of lenses from the Walter Mandler era) with gentle focus to out of focus transitions. Very nice if you can find a situation to use it.

Day 1,732 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Villa Nonni
Villa Nonni

On this day four years ago (day 271): Bus station, Beantown.

Bus Station, Boston
Bus Station, Boston

Friday March 28, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – We spent today pulling ourselves together for a trip to Amersterdam where a number of friends are getting together to celebrate their birthdays (including mine) which all fall around now. Here’s a picture of a Chinese vase in our apartment.

This is day 1,625 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Chinese Vase
Chinese Vase

On this day one year ago (day 1,232): Dinner party for an old friend who was departing from New York for London.

Flowers
Flowers

Thursday November 7, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Busy day of meeting. I need a compact camera kit so I’ve strapped my 35mm Summicron v.IV onto my Leica Monochrom. This lens is called the “Bokeh king” because of its attractive out of focus images. Here you go with some roses in the garden in front of St Barts on Park Avenue. By the way I’ve gotten a day or two behind my usual schedule for posting because of a quirky internet connection here. I’m working on it. By the way in editing this post I decided to toss in a few more images from around St. Barts (the church, not the island) – what the hell, let’s live it up.

Urban rose
Urban rose
St Barts
St Barts
St Barts
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On this day last year: Blizzard. A reminder that things can get nasty around here this time of year. When I searched this site for “Blizzard” I found more than a dozen images.

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