WARREN CONNECTICUT – I took a break from meeting preparation to take a walk with my Leica Monochrom and 90 mm Elmarit lens. I ended up doing a lot of stitches – the lens was a bit long for most of the subjects that I saw. The example below is three frames stitched.
Day 1,858 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
KENT and WARREN CONNECTICUT – I’m continuing to experiment with my newly-repaired Leica f.95 Noctilux, shooting landscape and still life wide open, with a neutral density filter if necessary. The results are more dreamy than the hart-edged look that I’ve been cultivating for a lifetime, and thus a really good exercise for me. I’ve also included an image of Baby Victoria, our fabulous 12-month old granddaughter.
Day 1,851 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Soe here I am experimenting with a Leica APO-Telyt 135mm lens. This lens has a legendary look and strong performance but it is the devil to use on a digital Leica M because the depth of focus is so thin and the 135mm frame in the rangefinder are small. I’ve put a 1.4x magnifier on the viewfinder and I’ve been practicing all day with focus, until I think I have it. Both images below are two frames stitched.
Day 1,794 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN and WASHINGTON CONNECTICUT – We dropped in this evening to see our friend Barbara Robinson and to visit her rain-soaked garden, called Brush Hill. The first image below is looking up in our garden; the is from Barbara’s.
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Day 1,668 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 938): Outside the ICP. Tree frames stitched.
WARREN CONNECTICUT and NEW YORK NEW YORK – A tale of good light and not so good light today. There were 15 minutes of profoundly beautiful light this afternoon in Connecticut. It was fleeting, as the sun dodged in an out of clouds. I shot what was at hand, a large tree, a mundane subject hereabout, with my Leica Luxochron 50mm lens wide open to blur the background. I ended up stitching three frames. Then later in the evening a dinner parter for a friend of long standing (not pictured here). I only shoot with available light which at dinners is often poor for portraiture. Anyway, here you go.
Day 1,655 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – In reviewing last year’s work for “on this day one year ago” I came across an image of a building obscured by a tree (scroll down and you’ll find it in Tuesday’s post). I’ve decided to do some more of these, so here is one from today.
Day 1,644 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – I made foggy day images today. I’ve done this before but that’s only because we have a lot of foggy days here. These are taken with my Leica S2 medium format camera with a 70mm lens. Three frames stitched in Photoshop.
Day 1,548 of this ongoing project to take one picture every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Boxing Day. A major holiday in England but not here. We’re having a Boxing Day party nonetheless for fifty or so people, so my day is packed with preparations. I don’t usually photograph at parties that we give because it interferes with interacting with guests. I caught this on the road to our house with my Leica Moncochrom and 50mm Noctilux lens.
On this day last year: Blizzard. Nice images from a year ago taken with my Monochrom and 18mm Leica SEM lens.