Sunday October 25, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I had a surprisingly productive day today walking from 96th Street to the sixties through Riverside Park. Shot with my Leica Monochrom and a 50mm or 90mm lens. Most images are stitches of many frames.

Day 2201 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2201 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
West side Highway
Day 2201 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Reflections West 70th Street
Day 2201 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Trumpville
Day 2201 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Riverside Park

On this day three years ago (day 1105): Skeptic

Day 1105 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Nespresso Store Madison Avenue

Sunday July 20, 2014

LONDON – A dullish day. Too hot with a high overcast sky. Not really great for cityscapes or anything else for that matter. Here are a couple from Holland Park.

Day 1,739 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Holland Park
Holland Park
Holland Park
Holland Park

On this day two years ago (day 1,071): Monochrom. This was the maiden voyage of my Leica Monochrom so it must be celebrating it’s second birthday today. Here’s a picture taken in the rain near Fotocare where I bought it.

Rain
Rain

Monday August 19, 2013

PARIS – Some days are better than others in my photo-a-day world. I’m visiting my sister-in-law and her husband, who have a flat in Neuilly-sur-Seine which is technically a suburb of Paris but is closer to central Paris than much of Paris. Our edgier friends accuse it of being serious and bourgeois, much like the upper east side where we live in Manhattan (i’m developing complex about this). Anyway we spent the day exploring on foot, mostly in the neighboring Bois de Boulogne, the gigantic park located on the edge of Paris. Today’s photos are from a garden within a garden, the Bagatelle. All shot with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron Asph. lens.

The Bagatelle
The Bagatelle
Francesca
Francesca
The Bagatelle
The Bagatelle

Francesca and Bob:

Francesca and Bob
Francesca and Bob

On this day one year ago: Doug and Judy’s House.

Doug and Judy's House
Doug and Judy’s House

Tuesday August 13, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – There’s an unfriendly and disused public plaza on 57th Street between Madison and Park Avenue. Why do some of these work and others not?

Taken with my Fuji X100s.

Quiet spot
Quiet spot

On this day last year: Basil shakes it off. Another violation of my “no cute dogs” rule. This is actually my ninth shot of Basil since I started this project roughly 1,400 days ago. Nine violations is a lot; if the DMV were in charge of this blog I would loose my license to photograph. On the other hand it’s an error rate of well less than one percent, which I guess I can live with.

Basil shakes it off
Basil shakes it off

Tuesday January 8, 2013

SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA – Another day of bicycling. For most of the day it was partially cloudy with a high unattractive sky but later in the day it cleared so I got some ok images in the park in front of our hotel. Taken with my Leica Monochrom.

Sunset
Sunset

On this day last year: Good light. Field and tree line from Warren.

Good light
Good light

Wednesday October 17, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I took a walk across Central Park today on a route that took me north of the Reservoir. I stumbled across a lovely cast iron Art Noeveau bridge that I either didn’t know about or had forgotten. Here it is captured with my Leica Monocrom and an 18mm Super Elmar lens.

Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau

An image from the Reservoir, heavily fixed up with software perspective controls – the high bright sky makes this look like a vintage image on orthochromatic film.

Reservoir
Reservoir

Self portrait. I posted this on an online forum (where I somethimes test-drive images); it was pointed out that my fly was open; I edited the problem out in Photoshop.

Self
Self

On this day last year: The Bull and Bear.

The Bull and Bear
The Bull and Bear