NEW YORK NEW YORK – More dirty snow taken with my infrared camera. This time there are some flying rats in the picture, working their way through the debris. Not my best photograph every.
Day 1,588 in my series of one photograph a day for the rest of my life.
On this day four years ago: Pinhole image.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – A clear day at last but I’m not fully in the moment so blah images. I sometimes shoot infrared in the winter – rarely in the summer because I don’t like the white leaves effect. Here’s an “out my window” with a digital camera that I had modified a few years ago so that it sees infrared only.
Day 1,586 of at least one photograph a day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago: Gasparilla Island.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Well this certainly has been . . . winter. Winters are quite variable here. This one has been tough – one major storm after another. We’re not giving up and moving to Costa Rica yet, but the challenges of moving around in a large city in appalling weather kind of wear on you. This is shooting up Lexington Avenue in a blizzard, and looking West from our offices.
Day 1,582 of one photograph a day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago: Big Girl.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Some day. I got up bizarrely early to go to a meeting that started at 7:00 AM and actually ended at 9:30 PM. I decided to walk to it, despite the bitter cold, because walking would be my only chance at exercise, and walking presented the possibility of getting my daily photo done in the dark. I went to my office first and saw a nice dawn breaking across Manhattan so I captured it, fulfilling my daily photo obligation early. On the short walk from the meeting to its continuation at dinner at the Four Seasons I managed to find a new (to me) angle on the rat at Lever House. Not great but an accomplishment under the circumstances.
Day 1,580 without a break of at least one photo a day every day for the rest of my life.
Chrysler at dawn
On this day last year: Fog. Yeah, another “fog” but this one is really elegant. A favorite.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – A cold brisk day for a walk from the Upper East Side to Midtown. Some just ok images, then I ran into a pedestrian 50s era white brick building that was transformed by reflections. Three frames stitched in Photoshop and converted to black and white. One of my favorites for a while. Then later in the day in my office.
Day 1,579 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year: Tanner Hill Road.
Tanner Hill Road
On this day three years ago: Film!
Park Avenue straight up
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I walked to the office this morning with my Leica M and a 50mm Summicron Asp. lens. I work more in black and white than color. Surveying my posts for the past four plus years about two thirds have been black and white. Of course shooting with a camera with color capability I can always convert to black and white which I’ve done with three of the four images below. The first is three frames stitched and perspective corrected in Photoshop.
This is day 1,576 of my one photograph a day for the rest of my life effort.
Post office in good light
On this day two years ago: Lipstick. Same site as the image immediately above but three hours earlier and from the opposite direction (this view is looking South).
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Cold and clear today. Icy. Here’s the Union Club on Park Avenue and steam venting into the very cold air. I didn’t recognize this image in my first pass editing the day’s work. I came back to it in desperation, but it came out quite well. It’s the image that I was looking for shooting steam vents.
Taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summilux.
This is my 1,567th day of my daily photo blog.
On this day one year ago: Basil Charles.
Basil Charles OBE