Tag Archives: Trees

Saturday August 15, 2015

WARREN CONNECTUCUT – I spent a good part of the day here shooting with my Leica Q. It’s a lovely little camera with a 24x36mm sensor and a fixed Leica 28mm f1.7 lens. This is probably Leica’s best 28mm, which provides the rationale for using this camera. The camera is compact and very, very fast. I’ve been experimenting with it using HDR technology – taking three frames and combining them to achieve extended dynamic range – then of course translating into black and white. The camera pops off three frames is a half second or so so it’s possible to do HDR hand held. I usually don’t like HDR images, so this really is an experiment. Here you ro

Day 2130 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Stones
Stones
Woods
Woods
Field
Field

On this day four years ago (day 669): Storm Over Manhattan

Storm clouds over Manhattan
Storm clouds over Manhattan

Sunday May 31, 2015

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Did I mention that I’m feeling stale on my landscape images. I’m very pleased with the progress that I’m making on my urban material, but less so with what’s going on up here. The remedy, I think, is to spend some time in galleries and museums looking at landscape. I’ll keep at it.

Day 2054 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Tree
Tree

On this day two years ago (day 1324): 857 Riverside Drive. Rephotographing a 1937 Berenice Abbott image.

Riverside Drive rephotographed
Riverside Drive rephotographed

Sunday May 17, 2015

WARREN CONNECTICUT – More work with my ancient Carl Zeiss Sonar.

Day 2040 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Ferns
Ferns
More fens
More fens

On this day three years ago (day 944): Graduation. Unusual color for me, but hey, I’m a dad.

Francesca Graduates
Francesca Graduates

On this day five years ago (day 214): Alexander graduates. More in keeping with my style. It turns out that May 17 is an important day.

Alexander, Laura and Maria
Alexander, Laura and Maria

Saturday May 16, 2015

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.

Old lens
Old lens
Basil
Basil

On this day two years ago (day 1309): Elmhurst Queens.

Elmhurst
Elmhurst