NEW YORK NEW YORK – Veterans Day. There is an annual parade up Fifth Avenue. Here’s the NYPD marching band as well as some typical (for me) street stuff, including an entry for my ongoing alleys project. Today I’m back to shooting my Leica Monochrom and Luxocron lens.
Day 2218 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – As I go about my day I look for parking lots and vacant lots – missing teeth in the structure of the city. They often permit points of view or light that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
Today I’m back to shooting with my Leica Monochrom and a modern 50mm Asp. Summicron lens, in this case three frames stitched. I’ve taught myself to stitch reliably and do so every day at this point. The stitched image produces a very large file – larger than the highest resolution digital medium format cameras – which means that there are enough pixels that I can correct converging vertical lines in Photoshop and still have good resolution at the top of the frame. It turns out that this works better for me than the traditional way of avoiding converging verticals, a shift lens, because of the problem of decreasing image quality as you approach the edge of the shifted lens’s image circle. Anyway . . .
Day 2182 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year (day 1817): Madison Avenue. Another three frame stitch with my Monochrom with converging vertical lines corrected in Photoshop
NEW YORK NEW YORK – The Villard House on Madison Avenue was built in the late 1880s by McKim Mead & White for the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. It was subsequently owned by Random House and the Catholic archdiocese of New York; it’s now the Palace Hotel with the attached Emery Roth designed ugly monolith.
Day 1,993 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Not a whole lot going on here to day. I hit the street with my camera and tried to generate some excitement, without much success.
Day 1,748 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day four three years ago (day 652): Lamu, converted from the original to black and white. Lamu was relatively safe three years ago but it’s in a bad neighborhood (15 miles or so from Somalia). Really a shame.