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.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’m actually writing this on Christmas day – remember that I post with about a week’s delay to give me some breathing room for editing. I found a number of good images today but only one of them, the facade of the Waldorf Astoria hotel, is even vaguely Christmas-oriented so I’ll lead with the Waldorf. There was odd (for here) diffuse rather Flemish-looking sunlight today which gave familiar sights softer features.
Day 1,890 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I took a walk today in Midtown in the rain and captured 432 Park Avenue, the Nordstrom Tower, which for now will be the tallest residential structure in the world. There are various points of view on this, with some feeling that it’s a blight on the skyline, and others suggesting that it reflects the continued dynamism of Manhattan. Your choice on this issue.
Day 1,875 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 1,145): Spin meets Basil, who uncharacteristically is in repose. This violates my long-standing rule against cute kids and dogs or other pets on this forum, so I’m taking the position that his is actually a picture of the vase in the background, which is from Spin in Shanghai, even though it is out of focus.