Tuesday July 8, 2014

Tuesday July 8, 2014 4.29/5 (85.71%) 7 votes

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.

Square crop

Square crop

Look up

Look up

Been here

Been here

On this day two years ago (997): Alexander, at our weekly Sunday family dinner.

Alexander Campbell

Alexander Campbell

Thursday June 12, 2014

Thursday June 12, 2014 4.67/5 (93.33%) 3 votes

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.

Tom

Tom

Ferarri

Ferrari

Sixth Avenue

Sixth Avenue

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

Big not red thing

Friday June 6, 2014

Friday June 6, 2014 4.00/5 (80.00%) 5 votes

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.

Racquet Club

Racquet Club

Annisquam I

Annisquam I

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.

Chrysler

Chrysler

Thursday June 5, 2014

Thursday June 5, 2014 2.86/5 (57.14%) 7 votes

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.

Look up

Look up

On this day three years ago (day 598): Gothic Congregational Church in Kent CT.

Congregational Church Kent Connecticut

Congregational Church Kent Connecticut

Friday May 30, 2014

Friday May 30, 2014 3.38/5 (67.50%) 8 votes

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spend another day running around Manhattan. The light was pretty good but nothing exceptional. Here are a commonplace view on Park Avenue and a Mr. Softie truck.

Day 1,688 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.

Park Avenue

Park Avenue

Mr. Softie

Mr. Softie

On this day last year: Edwardian dinner.

Edwardian dinner

Edwardian dinner