NEW YORK NEW YORK – Spring is a tough time in the photo-a-day world. We’ve had a long, hard winter to the temptation to focus on the magic of nature’s rebirth is overwhelming, but no one is going to advance the state of the art in photography by shooting daffodils. The best solution may be to shoot away at buds and flowers, and then keep them to myself. There were some trees in bloom on Park Avenue – as far as I can tell they are Callery Pears (which aren’t actually pear trees) – but at least it’s grim and rainy. The first is a conventional view south.
Day 2013 on one photo every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – No alleys today – it turns out that they aren’t that common – Manhattan real estate is too valuable to loose the frontage for the entrance. I’m keeping at it, though. To an abstraction from the facade of the Park Avenue Armory and a snap shot of Laura and Baby V.
Day 2010 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – This is another very cold day with nice light. I’m posting three images, not because they are all terrific, but because I couldn’t decide. In general I try to explore eight or ten image ideas every day, which results in 30-50 images as I walk around each subject trying on different angles and framings. Editing is a serious chore.
Day 1,957 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – A hectic day here. I finally got around to thinking about my daily photo at dinner time, today shooting with my iPhone 6S, which is as capable as the last generation of pocketable cameras. Let’s see if you can guess where this is (one of my favorite modernist icons).
Day 1,944 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day four years ago (483): More film. Straight up on Park Avenue.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Here is another exercise in looking up. Neither my best nor my worst. Typical nice winter light on Park Avenue. I’ve decided to give my 28mm Summicron lens a little bit of exercise. It’s a bit too wide for this style of shooting which depends on stitching multiple images to achieve large-format resolution; this type of image has very little impact if it’s small.
Day 1,908 of one photo a day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 1,178): Santa Monica Pier. A harmless exercise in street art.