SANTA FE NEW MEXICO – We drove down here to spend an “urban” day and to position ourselves closer to the Albuquerque airport for our return to New York tomorrow. After a day of heavy rain we had a few moments of transformative light.
Day 2635 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day five years ago (day 809): Taos Ski Valley, which we are just returning from, five years later.
BOSTON and SOMEWHERE IN CONNECTICUT – I spent the morning in Boston and took the train back to New York.
Day 2036 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day four years ago (day 575): Conservatory Gardens. I didn’t actually post this image on May 13, 20111 – on re-editing images for the day I decided that I like this a lot more than the image of construction at Mt. Siani that I actually used.
AMTRAC TRAIN SOMEWHERE IN CONNECTICUT – I took the train back to New York and had a chance to catch up on editing photos and writing posts. Here’s from my seat on the train with my Fuji Xpro-1 and an 18mm Fuji lens:
More film scans from Italy, all taken with my Leica M3 and 50mm Summilux lens on XP-5 film.
SHANGHAI AND HANGZHOU – This morning we took a high speed train to the lovely city of Hangzhou. The idea was to spend the day and a night at Hangzhou, a medium-sized city surrounding an extensive system of shallow lakes. It was the capital of the Song Dynasty and has an extensive group of Buddhist temples, and Buddhist statuary carved into living rock. We went via a hypermodern Hongqiao rail station – the Chinese are sensational at designs for moving people. Here is the rail terminal (Leica M9 and 24mm Summicron, two frames stitched) and one of the Hangzhou temples (Leica M9 and 24mm Summicron):
NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT VICINITY – So here I am shooting out of windows again, but this time on the Acela train from Boston to New York. This is through the glass with my extreme wide lens shooting one second or so exposures. This is interesting – the clouds are sharp because their relative motion is small – but the foreground is totally lost to motion blur. The tint in the train window gives a slight ghoulish quality to the light. I experimented with these for the four hour ride.
WASHINGTON DC – I traveled to DC today to attend a party given by a friend, Gus Schumacher, helping the James Beard Foundation in launching a new initiative. This is a small part of Gus’s model train collection.