SCHLOSS ELMAU – We hiked today, around 12 miles round trip from here to the Ferchensee, where there is an old fashioned Bavarian inn that served us freshly caught trout for lunch. Images from the trail – color with my Leica M and 24mm Summilux lens and black and white with my Leica Monochrom and Luxochron lens.
WARREN AND KENT BULLS BRIDGE CONNECTICUT – Terry Tanner’s barn, taken with my ALpa TC, 72mm Schneider XL lens and Phase One IQ 180 back. Two frames stitched. The resulting pixel dimensions are 16,300 x 8000, for an astounding 130 megs of total resolution. Actual file size is 1.5 gigabytes, near the 2.0 gig limit for tiff files. Needless to say it produces a lovely very large print.
Later in the day John Novogrod and I took a hike on a segment of the Appalachian Trail. Taken with a Leica M9 and 28mm Sumicron lens.
On this day one year ago: More infrared. This one from Park Avenue and 57th Street.
KENT and WARREN CONNECTICUT – Well the IQ 180 (see my posts from the previous two days) is starting to sing. I went for a hike today carrying my Alpa TC with the 36mm Schneider Digitar and the Phase One IQ 180. This is a compact, hand holdable combination. The form factor and functionality are very similar to the legendary Hasselblad Superwide C (one of my favorite film cameras ever), but the 80 meg digital back delivers much higher resolution than medium format film. The trick is mastering this oddball combination of exotic stuff to the point where I can stop thinking about it and start really shooting.