WARREN CONNECTICUT – This is the final day of my one week forced march with my now less-new 15mm Zeiss lens. Today I’m exploring the lens’s “bokeh”, the character of the out of focus portions of images. This is actually fairly difficult since with a 15mm lens not much is out of focus. So I got really close to some flowers (8 inches or so) and took advantage of the cloudy day to shoot wide open at f/2.8, with a bunch of stuff in the background. The answer: this lens has lovely, creamy Leica-style bokeh (typical of lenses from the Walter Mandler era) with gentle focus to out of focus transitions. Very nice if you can find a situation to use it.
Day 1,732 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day four years ago (day 271): Bus station, Beantown.
Bus Station, Boston
WARREN CONNECTICUT – More very wides with the CZ 15mm lens.
Day 1,731 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year (day 1,366): La Scala.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Summer starts to press in on me in Connecticut. The shrubs and trees are rampant and in your face, jungle-like. Hard to express visually. I got my shot for the day in our local nursery.
Day 1,725 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 995): Villa Necchi, Milan,
NEW YORK NEW YORK and WARREN CONNECTICUT – Still shooting with my Leica Monochrom and 24mm Summilux lens. I seem to be in the zone on my drive this morning from New York to Warren CT.
Day 1,724 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Warren back road
On this day two years ago (day 994): Milan.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – We’re finally getting over a very late spring here. One of my theories of photography is that there are very occasionally moments when the light is exquisite – when this happens you should stop and photograph whatever is at hand, and it will be beautiful. We had one of the moments today so I shot a beanpole behind our house. From earlier in the day Baby V reading the paper with her dad and a plant in a perennial border. I could decide which to post here so I posted all three.
Day 1,710 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Alexander and Baby V
On this day tow years ago (day 980): Scuol Switzerland. Edited from the color that I put up two years ago.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – I got out and around the garden for a few hours today. Everything is up and the mottled light was fabulous. I decided to shoot very wide and very close, and could
t decide which image I liked best.
Day 1,690 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 394): Sam Flax.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Well here we are in Connecticut with late spring plant life, really nice light, and a black and white camera. I pushed myself to a very wide lens today, again trying to escape the mundane.
Day 1,689 of one photo a day for the rest of my life.
Close and wide
On this day last year: 857 Riverside Drive rephotographed.
Riverside Drive rephotographed
Berenice Abbott original from 1037:
Berenice Abbott original