Tuesday September 24, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I walked today. First on Park Avenue where the light was doing good things with some of the Albert Paley sculpture on the islands. Then into Central Park where I fairly predictably got some mundane images – Central Park is tough. The best image that came out of walking most of the length of it was a detail that looks like a nose.

Sculpture
Sculpture
Central Park
Central Park

On this day last year: iPhone light.

iPhone light
iPhone light

Friday September 20, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Hmmm . . . you’ve seen this one before – yesterday. I decided to go back and reshoot yesterday’s image to get a technically better image. Indeed this time I got a sharp picture of the former Pan Am building, but the light, framing and composition aren’t as good as yesterday. Interesting right brain – left brain contrast.

While walking from a meeting I saw a composition in a trash container that seemed to have a bit of poetry.

Look familiar?
Look familiar?
Poetry
Poetry

On this day one year ago: At the Knick. We were at a party for a close friend at the Knickerbocker Club one year ago – we’re giving a party for our wedding anniversary in the same room two days from now.

John
John

Friday August 23, 2013

HUMLEBÆK DENMARK – We went to Louisiana today (the modern art museum, not the state). I find this place irresistible. It’s sited on a commanding hill overlooking the Øresund Sound, which separate Denmark and Sweden. There was an exhibit of Yoko Ono’s work that I ignored, preferring to be outside on a perfect day. This is a mini gallery of work from the day (the first in an office in Copenhagen, the balance at Louisiana), all taken with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron lens. I’ve edited this overly long post to include some iPhone images from our dinner at Noma, ranked this year as the second best restaurant in the world (I’ll post reactions to it in due course).

More Peoples
More Peoples
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Lunch companions
Lunch companions
Noma
Noma
Noma
Noma

On this day last year: On Broadway around Rock Center taken with my Leica M9 and Noctilux lens.

Walk on the West Side
Walk on the West Side

Wednesday August 14, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Some nice results today with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron Asph. lens. Abstractions. Let me know if you get tired of them. This is turning into a major thread in this long-term project, maybe the best in my eyes, but self-editing (like self-surgery) is not totally reliable.

Chair
Chair
Citicorp
Citicorp
Park Avenue
Park Avenue

On this day last year: Marble Cemetery.

Marble Cemetery
Marble Cemetery

Monday August 5, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Back in the saddle with my Leica Monochrom. I promise to write a post about why I mess around with other equipment. Later. When I get around to it. Next week. We’ll see. The Monchrom is my best friend.

I’ve decided to make time to walk where ever I happen to be going in Manhattan. Briskly. The theory is that this mode of transportation will relieve me of the need for other forms of exercise.

Today, while walking, I looked for abstractions with my Monochrom and 50mm Summicron Asph. lens. I’ve already posted a less effective color image of the first site below.

Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Blobs
Blobs

On this day last year: Fishers Island Ferry.

Fishers Island Ferry
Fishers Island Ferry