NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’m flying to London this evening. As a travel day this is rare as I actually had a chance to capture some images as I went about my day – travel days are usually a disaster for me from a photographic standpoint. Here are a few from close to home.
Day 1,737 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
1185 Park Avenue
1185 Park Avenue
On this day four years ago (day 276): Arethusa Farm/
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Meetings brought me to midtown and Park Avenue so I explored some familiar subjects with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Luxochron lens.
Day 1,736 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
St Patricks Cathedral
On this day two years ago (1,006): Beantown rocks.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – More ultra wide work in familiar settings.
Day 1,728 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Store front with attitude
On this day four years ago (day 267): 100 Riverside Boulevard.
Riverside Park South
NEW YORK NEW YORK – More work with the really wide lens, this time on Park Avenue in the 50s. For the first image below I shot level in portrait orientation and cropped the foreground out, resulting in a square format. This is a common technique shooting very wide – the need to level almost always results in too much foreground. I grew up shooting 2 ¼ inch square so this isn’t a burden for me – I tend to see in squares anyway. I shot the same tree looking up a bit and it was much less successful at every level. The commonplace look up and view of GCT demonstrate this lens’s lovely rendering.
Day 1,727 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (997): Alexander, at our weekly Sunday family dinner.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I ran into my friend Tom Barry in front of the Colony Club; I found myself on the sidewalk in front of the Ferrari store on Park Avenue, where a 1961 California Spyder (perhaps the most beautiful car ever made) was parked next to the curb; and I found myself on Sixth Avenue looking up. Hard to decide so here you go with all three, all taken with my Leica Monochrom and a 50mm Luxochron lens.
Day 1,701 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year (day 1,336): Big red thing. At least it was red last year. In light of my new commitment to all things black and white I’ve translated the image to grayscale for the look back. If you want to see it in color you can click through to the link to last year.
Big not red thing
NEW YORK NY and ANNISQUAM MA – We started this morning in meetings in midtown where I had a chance to catch a moment of transcendent light on Park Avenue. Followed by a long drive to Anniscquam and a pre-wedding party. What a day.
Day 1,695 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 599): Chrysler again. Originally shot and posted in color. I recently reprocessed it as black and white which I prefer.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – There was a great big fluffy cloud straight over head on Park Avenue so I stitched a couple of wide images into an even wider one.
Day 1,694 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 598): Gothic Congregational Church in Kent CT.
Congregational Church Kent Connecticut