Wednesday December 31, 2014

WARREN CONNECTICUT – New Years Eve. We’re planning a quiet evening at home tonight, a relief given the high level of activity around here since before Christmas, so no pictures of drunken revelers today.

Every morning I load a card into my camera, format it, put a freshly charged battery in and then check it by taking a shot of my feet or whatever else is around to make sure that the camera’s settings are all inbounds. That way I know that I’m ready to shoot for the rest of the day. When I deviate from this routine I get into to trouble. Sometimes the random morning test shot its pretty good. Here’s the rug in my study here. Later in the day ruins somewhere near the town line between Morris and Warren, CT; there light was really dull so nothing of great interest here.

Day 1,903 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Rug
Rug
Ruins
Ruins

On this day two years ago (day 1,173): Mack. I’ve rethought the crop on this one. I shot with a Rollei 2.8F for many years, then a Hasselblad 501. Both have square frames, so I often see things as squares. Two years ago I put this image up uncopped. Today I’ve cropped it square.

Mac
Mac

Tuesday February 4, 2014

ANTIGUA – We went to Half-Moon Bay this afternoon. This gave me an opportunity to explore the ruins of a hotel that was abandoned after it sustained major hurricane damage. A bit later, walking down some steps, I heard a periodic clicking. It was the sugger, clicking as the camera bounced against my body. This is an example of what I call a “purse shot” after purse dialed calls – calls that are made by a mobile phone as it bounces around someone’s purse.

1,573 days of daily posting a picture for as long as I live.

Ruin
Ruin
Ruin
Ruin
Ruin
Ruin
Purse shot
Purse shot

On this day last year: Venini.

Venini
Venini

Thursday August 30, 2012

WARREN CONNECTICUT – A big day on the Fedex box front. MyLeica Monochrom arrived today thanks to Jeff Hirsch at Fotocare. Here are a couple of other links:
Jono Slack. Farkas Review. This is a dream come true: a digital camera that only shoots black and white. Farkas refers to it as an iconic camera. I’ll be shooting with it exclusively for the next few weeks. Also packing up some of my other gear to sell.

It will take me a while to sort out image quality on this thing – particularly at high ISO values.

Examples taken with my 35mm Summilux.

Wingdale
Wingdale

From my poker game:

Robert
Robert

On this day one year ago: Hopper light.

August 29, 2011
The Village