NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’m continuing to experiment with film – today shooting medium format with my Mamiya 7. This camera, which is effectively a great big plastic Leica (getting 10 6x7cm images on a roll of 120 film), is noted for its remarkable lenses. Mamiya, for example, copied the design for the lens on the Hasselblad Superwide and actually improved on it in the 43mm wide angle (giving the equivalent angle of view of the Hasselblad Superwide or a 21mm lens on a full frame digital camera). The scans came out beautifully. I’m including a small gallery to give you a sense of how these are coming out.
Day 2,950 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year (day 2,585): Big rock – one of my best of these types of images.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Out and about today with my Leica Monochrom and a very special lens: a Leica 35mm Summicron version IV that was manufactured in 1982, the so-called “bokeh king”. This lens does indeed have fairly creamy bokeh (the character of the out of focus portions of images) so I shot subjects that provided an opportunity to demonstrate bokeh. You may remember that I’m reviewing my whole lens collection on the subject of bokeh.
Day 2,748 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year (day 2383): Red brick. Stitched from many frames.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – On my walk down Park Avenue to an early morning breakfast meeting I looked up. Later in the morning I caught a reflection of the AT&T building. Both taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron FLE lens; the second image is three frames stitched.
Day 2,679 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 1,583): Reservoir