NEW PRESTON CONNECTICUT – Falling into the Spring trap here. At least the overall tonality is dark. After this year’s savage winter Spring really is irresistible. It only last for a few weeks so we can get back to serious business soon.
Day 2026 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 930): Vacant Lot. Originally posted in color.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I found my self midtown on the West Side today. I’m going to have to come here more often – the light was spectacular and at street level it looks like New York from the 1940s. A perfect Spring day – I had trouble editing today so you’re getting a mini gallery. All shot with my Leica Monochrom, generally multiple frames stitched in Photoshop.
Day 2021 of one photograph a day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Two views of the Lower East Side: a look up at the slick facade of the New Museum, and a full frontal portrait after Weston of a disused synagogue. Both taken with my Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summicron Lens; the New Museum is a single frame; the synagogue is eight frames stitched.
Day 2016 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another day on the lower east side. I was less moved by it than usual so I didn’t bring much back – based on a rough edit a small tree in bloom is about the best. Also an alley from later in the day.
Day 2015 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – However hard I try I can’t avoid the fact that . . spring is everywhere. And it looks nice. It’s almost not cold here, and the early spring light is crisp and beautiful. I could go on about the paradox of beauty in art, but lets just enjoy the moment. On the first image below at least I was able to shoot my 1954 Leica Dual-Range Summicron wide opwn, which makes the out of focus portion of the image delicious, so there is at least something to talk about here.
Day 2014 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Spring is a tough time in the photo-a-day world. We’ve had a long, hard winter to the temptation to focus on the magic of nature’s rebirth is overwhelming, but no one is going to advance the state of the art in photography by shooting daffodils. The best solution may be to shoot away at buds and flowers, and then keep them to myself. There were some trees in bloom on Park Avenue – as far as I can tell they are Callery Pears (which aren’t actually pear trees) – but at least it’s grim and rainy. The first is a conventional view south.
Day 2013 on one photo every day for the rest of my life.