Tuesday December 8, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I shot up and down Madison Avenue with my Leica Monochrom today. In the evening we attend the
Center for Fiction benefit dinner accompanied by my Sony 7rii.

Day 2245 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2245 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Madison Avenue
Day 2245 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Center for Fiction

On this day three years ago (day 1149): Fog, big time.

Day 1149 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Fog

Tuesday October 28, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – This evening we went to a benefit for Words Without Borders held at a venue just off of Canal Street. I got images on the way and at the event. All with my Monochrom, of course.

Day 1,839 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Canal Street
Canal Street
Gala
Gala

On this day three years ago (day 743): Subway.

Subway
Subway

Thursday February 28, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – This evening we went to a celebration at the Knickerbocker Club for Words Without Boarders, a not-for-profit that Maria is involved with. Taken with my Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summicron v. 4 lens (the Bokeh King).

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On this day last year: the Chrysler Building, a favorite haunt of mine.

Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building

Friday November 16, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Tonight is the annual James Beard Foundation Gala. Nice evening at the Four Seasons Restaurant. Since I’m no longer Chairman I have the freedom the just enjoy the event. An interesting table – my photo opportunities for the evening came in the kitchen and at our table. Taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Noctilux lens.

Kitchen at the Four Seasons Restaurant
Kitchen at the Four Seasons Restaurant
James Beard Gala
James Beard Gala
James Beard Gala
James Beard Gala
James Beard Gala
James Beard Gala

On this day last year: Boston Harbor.

Boston Harbor
Boston Harbor

Friday May 4, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I got a new lens today. A Leica Noctilux – affectionately known as a “Nocti”. Further evidence of my infatuation with exotic gear. The Nocti has been backordered for a year or more. At f.95 it’s the fastest still camera lens around. Big and heavy. The point of this lens is to shoot it wide open so I also bought a neutral density filter which permits shooting at f.95 in daylight. I clamped the Nocti onto my Sony Nex-7 and took a walk up Broadway. The focusing with the Nex-7 was a little disappointing. F.95 demands very accurate focus and the Nex didn’t deliver – only about half of the images from the day were technically good. Here is a sampling.

Broadway

Victoria
Victoria

I ended up at the James Beard Foundation Media Awards:

Beard run-up

Beard Book Awards

On this day one year ago: Rain.

It rains on Lexington Avenue
It rains on Lexington Avenue