Monday January 4, 2016

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Out again with the old lenses. Today I’m shooting with a Carl Zeiss Jena 3.5 cm f2.8 Biogen from 1937. Pre-war Zeiss lenses quote focal lengths in centimeters, rather than millimeters – this is a 35 mm lens. It was about as wide as things got back then. I have 28mm Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar from 1937, but its maximum aperture (f8.0) and tendency to flare make it a bit of an odd ball. The 3.5cm lens that I’m using today is uncoated so it’s prone to flair but produces lovely transparent shadows. A real winner in the high contrast world of Manhattan. Today I found myself on Lexington Avenue in the 50s with Citicorp Center acting as a gigantic reflector.

Day 2272 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2272 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Lovely light
Day 2272 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
More lovely light
Day 2272 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Sunken plaza

On this day two years ago (day 1542): Looking up on 94th Street

Day 1541 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
94th Street

Tuesday October 27, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent some time on Sixth Avenue (nee Avenue of the Americas) and Lexington Avenue today, of course with my Leica Monochrom over my shoulder. I’ve been experimenting with using the 90mm Summichron (a lovely lens) as a walk around tool. Since I shoot primarily wide this means that I’m doing large (9 frames or larger) stitches. This seems to be working ok.

Day 2203 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2203 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Sixth Avenue
Day 2203 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Citicorp Center

On this day four years ago (day 742): Madison Avenue in the Rain

Day 742 of one photograph every day for the rest of my liife
Madison A venue in the Rain

Wednesday October 21, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Not much going on today. I shot around the Upper East Side. Today’s image is from my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron lens, four frames stitched.

Day 2197 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2197 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Lexington Avenue and 90th

On this day four years ago (day 736): Public Library

Day 736 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
XXX rated at the Public Library

Thursday August 27, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A look up – this time to side-lit fire escapes. As you will see below I did roughly the same thing last year. Only this one leans left and last year’s leans right.

Day 2142 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Fire escapes
Fire escapes
Corrado
Corrado

On this day last year (day 1777): Another look up. This time air conditioners.

Central Park West.
Central Park West.