Tuesday December 10, 2013

Tuesday December 10, 2013 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I went out today in midtown with my Leica M (which unlike my Monochrom actually takes color pictures) and the 1937 vintage 8.5cm Carl Zeiss Jena lens that I wrote about yesterday. It produces muscular results. Very nice. Here is a typical (for me) shot around Citicorp Center and a wreath that Maria is using as her office Christmas card image this year.

Then for the evening I moved back to my Monochrom and Luxochron lens for a visit to my friend Bill Beekman’s place for a tour of his Virginia Woolf first editions, letters and so on.

Christmas Card

Christmas Card

Old lens

Old lens

Bill and Ted

Bill and Ted

Ted

Ted

Maria and Ted

Maria and Ted

On this day one year ago: Lipstick.

Lipstick

Lipstick

Thursday November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving

Thursday November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving 4.50/5 (90.00%) 2 votes

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s not commercial and is a lovely long weekend for family and friends. This year Alexander and Laura (and Baby V) celebrated it with Laura’s family so Maria, Francesca and I joined some friends who are just down the road a bit in here in Warren. I contributed the turkey to the festivities, never one of my favorite dishes, as well as some braised mushrooms and gravy. Here’s a Thanksgiving gallery.

Dusting of snow

Dusting of snow

Guests arrive

Guests arrive

Activity

Activity

More Activity

More Activity

Table

Table

Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

A rare misfire

A rare misfire

On this day last year: A nice look up.

Express

Express

Saturday October 26, 2013

Saturday October 26, 2013 5.00/5 (100.00%) 3 votes

NEW YORK NEW YORK = Another weekend not in Connecticut. This was for a good reason though: Andrew Solomon’s birthday party. Many interesting images with my Sony RX100 II – here’s one of the best:

Andrew's Birthday Party

Andrew’s Birthday Party

On this day one year ago: Peter Cooper.

Cooper Union

Cooper Union

Monday September 23, 2013

Monday September 23, 2013 5.00/5 (100.00%) 3 votes

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I shot a bunch of different cameras today. My iPhone, shooting an anniversary present: a silver Tiffany bowl from the early 1930s; the engraver misspelled Maria as “Marcia”; this would be hard to explain to Maria so I sent it back to be re-engraved; it won’t be ready for our actual anniversary on September 29. Tough luck. My Leica Monochrom with my Luxochrom lens on the street; I’m consistently getting my strongest images from this combination. My Sony RX100 II: the setup for an anniversary party (given by us for us) at the Knickerbocker Club. Same camera: an image of me and two friends at the party taken by one of our guests. I didn’t shoot at the party because I really did have to connect with everyone there and photography gets in the way. It’s the difference between being and observer and a participant. I’m usually happy to be an observer (delighted, actually, being an observer feeds my inner introvert) but tonight I need to participate.

Anniversary Present

Anniversary Present

Pedestrian

Pedestrian

Knickerbocker Club

Knickerbocker Club

Not taken by me

Not taken by me

On this day last year: Park-like area in Warren.

Park - Black and White

Park – Black and White