WARREN CONNECTICUT – More Autumn color . . . in color. Taken with my Leica S2 medium format camera and 24mm lens.
Something to relieve the color boredom: another experiment with the document scanner app on my iPhone:
On this day one year ago: Bathroom.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – I drove up here this morning – my first time in Connecticut in over a month (apart from a flash trip to fetch Basil). Boy do I need this. I missed the most beautiful month of October in New England history, and arrive here today a driving rain. That’s the first image. Oh well. It cleared up later so I caught up with the end of the fall color. All taken with my medium format Leica S2.
On this day last year: la Durée.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Fall captured with my Leica Monochrom and Luxochron lens.
On this day last year: Leaf season.
Fall lack of color
I took a picture on the same spot yesterday – it’s very appealing this time of year – but with a less wide lens (the Luxochrom) and using selective focus to emphasize the birches. Which do you prefer?
No fall color 2
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Some color today because it’s . . Autumn. Taken with my Leica M and Luxochron lens.
On this day last year: traffic control box.
Traffic control box 2
WARREN CONNECTICUT – We’re here for a long weekend. Unconscionably long as you will soon see. Remember that I’m a blue sky and puffy clouds guy. An optimist. A sunny disposition. I have to be fully caffeinated to be irritable enough to do my job a lawyer.
The weather is grim in Warren Connecticut today. The gray sky presses down. I took a walk down to the spot where we push plant life trimmings that are too small for firewood and too large for mulch. Taken with my Leica Monochrom and a Leica 50mm APO Summicron Asph. lens. No great shakes as a photo. No mojo today.
On this day last yeaR: Our Chris Craft is in a commercial shoot! Follow this link if you don’t follow any other!
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Ferns captured with my Leica S2, which gives me a terrific opportunity to contrast the in and out of focus portions of the image.
On this day one year ago: Punters at the races. Still in Saratoga – we spent the morning at the track.
At the races
WARREN CONNECTICUT – We’ve done a good job this week of getting to Connecticut on Thursday night. I’ve decided this weekend to give the Leica Monochrom a rest and pack my medium format Leica S. Here are a couple of non-revolutionary images. I need to spend more time out seeing with this camera.
On this day last year: Boiler room.
BULLS BRIDGE CONNECTICUT – Here we are on the Appalachian Trail somewhere near Bulls Bridge. I’m continuing my struggle with depicting landscape in the Eastern deciduous forrest. Here’s a color, consciously Cézanne-like, treatment with my Leica M and 28mm PC lens.
On this day one year ago: Flatiron.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – May Day. Not a big deal here in the US. I went on a hike with my friend John Novogrod. I’ve discussed on these pages in the past the difficulty that I have with Eastern landscape. Deciduous forest rather than the desert, cactus and sagebrush that I grew up with. I find it difficult to organize and really see. Here’s a better than average try – three frames stitched.
On this day last year: Egg crate building. Blah. Whatever. Meh. Yes, Woody, you can do better than this.
WASHINGTON CONNECTICUT – I’m continuing to push the limits of my Leica Monochrom. Today I put an infrared filter on the camera and spent the day shooting infrared. I usually don’t like the strong infra red look (with white foliage) so when I shoot IR I usually shoot it in the winter. Here we are in the garden shooting infra red.
On this day last year: Astilbe.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Over the years we’ve developed a park-like area to the East of our house here, systematically clearing out underbrush and encouraging grass and ferns, and emphasizing the large, mature red and white oaks and sugar maples. In early spring the oaks have clusters of small light green flowers that look like nothing and shed pollen like the devil. Visually they lend a light green haze to the landscape – one of my favorite times of the year. Here you go, photographed with my Leica S medium format camera and a 24mm super wide angle lens.
On this day one year ago: Breakfast.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – We drove up here early today, in time to catch the golden hour here. I’ve turned again to my Leica S, which I struggled with a bit yesterday – it’s a big complex system and I’ve been shooting mainly with my Leica Ms for the last few months so my skills operating the S have slipped a bit. I’ve resolve to tune up my approach to it over the weekend. It does produce remarkable files. Here you go with the Leica S and 120mm macro lens.
On this day last year: Gas explosion. Back to back duds last year.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – On the sidewalk near home. A plant with a punk haircut. In this era of the hipster I didn’t realize that this style still existed.
On this day last year: Infrared. I’ve got a small Panasonic point and shoot that I’ve had adapted to infra red only shooting.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – That’s right . . . the date above says April 15. Tax day in the US. Ugh . . . We pay our first quarter estimated taxes today and it turns out that the recent tax increases have real teeth. I may have to give up photography for chalk drawing on sidewalks. My heart’s certainly not in imagery. Here’s what seems to be my best photo effort for the day.
On this day last year: More damned Spring color. Stop doing this you idiot.
Pears in bloom
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Another foggy day. This seems to be going on forever. Here I am talking about the weather, but remember that my photographic interests tend towards landscape and the weather really does play an important role out here. At least in Connecticut I can do moody, which is greatly in evidence. Here are two images with my new Leica S – the first with my 35mm Summarit lens and the second three frames stitched with my 120mm Maco lens. The files are big. My aging Apple desktop tower is straining under the load.
On this day one year ago: Colorized infra red.
IR on Lexington
WARREN CONNECTICUT – I’m a landscape guy who lives in the Eastern United States. I’ve written in the past about the challenges of Eastern landscape: deciduous forrest presses in on you; there are hills not mountains; dramatic points of view are scarce; there are people and their artifacts everywhere making images of virgin acadian paradise difficult. One approach to this problem is the Robert Adams approach – shoot what there is and the hell with you if you don’t find it interesting. So here are the woods near our house in good winter light.
Park-like setting near our house. This isn’t the first time that I’ve experimented with these shadows.
Residue of the guy who sold us a portion of this property.
All shot with my Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summilux FLE lens.
On this day one year ago: really close. Taken with a Rikoh GRD camera – one of many compact cameras that I’ve tried and rejected.