WARREN CONNECTICUT – More familiar ground with my new Leica Monochrom 246. Today I shot some very old lenses that don’t couple properly with the rangefinder but which can be focussed using the camera’s live view feature. The first image is a with a 1936 Karl Zeiss 50mm Sonar f2.0 mounted on the camera with an exotic Contax to Leica adapter from the 1950s. Next is Basil wearing a t-shrt to cover up his stitches so he can’t scratch them.
Day 2039 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.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Another snow covered day, but at least today we have some sunlight.
Day 1,970 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day four years ago (day 509): Weston. A Cole Weston print. One of my favorite images. Question: How did Clarice get into this position without leaving any marks in the sand? Original posted in color. As usual the black and white image is stronger.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – For some reason today I’ve developed a Zen relationship with the ever-present snow. I’ll be surprised if this doesn’t go down in history as the coldest and most snow-covered February in this area in decades.
Day 1,955 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Let’s discuss New Year’s resolutions. I’ve made the usual ones dealing with weight and prompt response to phone calls and emails, and attention to my loved ones. Not surprisingly I’ve also resolved to continue one picture a day for the rest of my life – I actually expect better compliance with this one than with some of the others.
Exactly a year ago a resolved to make a concerted effort to expand my audience online. The progress that I’ve made during the year has been immensely satisfying. Thanks to all of you for your continuing support and interest in this project.
Despite the good intentions no great insights today from a photographic perspective.
Day 1,904 of a picture a day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 808): Taos Mountain. Need I say that this was cold?