JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA – Where I grew up (check out my biography – it’s Utah) the highest praise that your could lavish on a restaurant was “Well they’ve got a pretty good steak there.” So I’m right at home here having a pretty good steak for dinner. I captured it with my iPhone.
This is day 1,552 of my daily photo blog.
On this day last year: Fog. More of this stuff!
NEW YORK NEW YORK – First an image with my Leica Monochrom and Luxochron lens, looking up in Manhattan in the early evening. This is a great setup for shooting Manhattan at night handheld. This can result in some nice images particularly after the end of daylight savings time next week because it is dark at 6:00 when buildings are still full illuminated by lights in offices.
I joined some friends in going out to South Williamsburg for dinner at a restaurant called XiXa. Pronounced “shiksa” by the owner. No kidding. It was supposed to be a Southwestern dive but it turned out to be serious Asian-Mexican fusion at a very high level. A major upside surprise.
On this day one year ago: Sandy.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We went to the opening of the New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall tonight – we saw Captain Phillips which is a sensation. Dinner before was at the Leopard, a long-time New York restaurant that has fairly recently located itself in the former Cafe des Artistes space. Still a remarkable place to enjoy a meal. Taken with my Leica Moncochrom and Luxochron lens. Two frames stitched.
Former Cafe des Artistes
On this day last year: Bermuda.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – This evening we had dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant, the Philip Johnson – Meis van der Rohe masterpiece near our office.
Here I am in the bathroom with its remarkable paneling; Google has not helped me identify to species of wood. Taken with my iPhone. Also a “look up” later in the evening taken with my Leica M.
Look up (again)!
On this day one year ago: Infrared with the Monochrom.
NEW YORK – A new lens arrived today: a Leica 50mm Summicron Asph. Leica announced this lens last year. It’s specs are daunting: it is diffraction limited at f4.0 and nearly so at f2.0 and f2.8 across the full 35mm sized frame. “Diffraction limited” means that it has the highest resolution permitted under the laws of physics. It’s also tiny, about the same size as my Leica 50mm Summicron.
Here’s an image with it from today taken outside our office. I’ll be using this lens a lot over the next month. “Induro” is evidently a new restaurant – I think of Induro as a brand of high end carbon fiber tripods.
On this day last year: Photo shoot.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We had dinner with some friends at Pizza Fresca, a local pizza joint in the ’20s with a truly remarkable wine list. Snapshot with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm f.95 Noctilux lens.
On this day last year: Beach club.
Gasparilla Inn Beach Club
NEW YORK NEW YORK Street food vendor in good light taken with my Leica Monochrom and 18mm Super Elmar lens.
On this day last year: Hopkins vineyard.