Sunday May 27, 2012

KENT CONNECTICUT – John Novogrod and I spent s few hours here hiking in Macedonia Brook State Park. I’ve written elsewhere on the differences between Eastern US landscape (here) and Western landscape (where I grew up). In the West the landscape is expansive. Long vistas are common with changing points of view as you move across the landscape. In the East sight lines are truncated by the heavy deciduous forests an the choppy topography. It’s like walking though a room. Mottled shadow/suniight presents a dramatic challenge to a photographer in terms of dynamic range. This bears an obvious relationship to work I’ve been shooting in my landscape class in Central Park in the Ramble and the North Woods, Here’s an image with my Leica M9 and a 1950s era lens, a Dual Range Summicron that I’ve had adapted to fit on the M9.

A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods

On this day last year: Francesca Campbell.

Francesca
Francesca

Sunday November 21, 2010

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WARREN CONNECTICUT – You’ve noticed by now that I’m experimenting with my superwide lens at extreme angles and extreme speeds. So far in this series the extreme angles have been in New York (and for that matter in the dark). Today I pushed forward to extreme angles in the countryside in daylight. Still interesting stuff.

Here’s one of a number of similar shots this afternoon from our woods. Note that the leaves are finally off of the trees so I’ve been relieved of the curse of beautiful fall foliage.

Monumental Oak

On this day last year: Washington Connecticut Congregational Church detail.

Congregational Meeting House, Washington CT

Saturday, November 28, 2009

WARREN, CONNECTICUT – At last a crisp, clear late fall day.  This is the sort of day that gives seasonal weather changes a good reputation.  After struggling against against murky light for most of the week.  I spent the afternoon in Litchfield having lunch and photographing the town.  Tomorrow is supposed to be clear so I’ll come back for sunrise.  Today’s posting is from a walk in the woods a little latter in the day.

Birches Warren, Connecticut
Birches Warren, Connecticut