Friday March 24, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A blah and distracted day.

Day 2,717 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day two years ago (day 1,986): Alice Aycock. Actually there hasn’t been much going on in my visual life on March 24 for the past seven years. March is a dreary, disappointing month here in the Northeastern US.

Alice Aycock
Alice Aycock

Wednesday February 17, 2016

NEW YORK NEW YORK – February 17 is demonstrably one of the dullest days in my photo-a-day effort: I don’t have much to show for February 17 during the entirety of my past six year effort. The tradition continues.

Day 2316 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2316 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
345 Park Avenue

On this day last year (day 1952): Winter blahs

Day 1951 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Courtyard at 1185 Park

Tuesday November 10, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps.

Today I explored grids. Needless to say they are everywhere. The images of the subway grating and sculpture are with my iPhone; the Seagrams Building and Citicorp with my Leica Monochrom.

Day 2217 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2217 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Grid
Day 2217 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Seagrams Building and Citicorp in the fog
Day 2217 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Seagrams Plaza

On this day last year (day 1852): Empire State Building

Empire State
Empire State

Tuesday October 13, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I found myself on Fifth Avenue early this evening with my Leica Monochrom and a 50 mm Summicron Asph. lens. Those of you who follow this site know that I’m usually a wide angle shooter and of course the 50mm is not a wide angle lens.

I get wide images with a norma focal length lens by shooting multiple overlapping frames and stitching them in Photoshop. I typically shoot three, four or six frames. This gives me very large, very good files to work with, so I can make perspective changes without unacceptable quality loss. In effect this technique turns the 50mm into a wide angle zoom. Good technique is important: all frames have to be exposed consistently and a single mistake in one frame ruins the whole image.

I don’t use a tripod, even at night. I brace against a street light or other structure and take advantage of the Leica lens’s good wide open performance and the camera’s good high ISO performance.

Here you go. The third image, by the way, is an iPhone shot of a platinum print of an image taken in May 2010. This was a three frame stitch of images taken with a smaller-sensor camera, a Leica M8.2

Day 2189 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2189 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
New York New York 2015
Day 2189 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
New York New York 2015
Citicorp Center New York 2015
Citicorp Center New York 2015

On this day two years ago (day 1459): Schloss Elmau. Taken with the same camera and lens combination (Leica Monochrom + 50mm Asph. Summiocron).

Day 1824 of one picture every day for the rest of my life
Bavaria 2015

Friday December 26, 2014

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Here we are in Holiday recovery mode – making concentration on the visual present tense difficult. So . . . here are some backlit ornamental grasses.

Day 1,898 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.

Yawn
Yawn

On this day two years ago (day 1,168): Night blizzard. One of my favorite images from the past five plus years.

Blizzard
Blizzard

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