Sunday July 13, 2014

Sunday July 13, 2014 4.67/5 (93.33%) 6 votes

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.

Villa Nonni

Villa Nonni

On this day four years ago (day 271): Bus station, Beantown.

Bus Station, Boston

Bus Station, Boston

Sunday July 6, 2014

Sunday July 6, 2014 3.33/5 (66.67%) 3 votes

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.

Aspetuck Gardens

Aspetuck Gardens

Aspetuck Gardens

Aspetuck Gardens

On this day two years ago (day 995): Villa Necchi, Milan,

Villa Necchi

Villa Necchi

Saturday July 5, 2014

Saturday July 5, 2014 4.20/5 (84.00%) 5 votes

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.

Third Avenue

Third Avenue

Warren back road

Warren back road

On this day two years ago (day 994): Milan.

Milano

Milano

Saturday June 21, 2014

Saturday June 21, 2014 2.67/5 (53.33%) 3 votes

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.

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Alexander and Baby V

Alexander and Baby V

Perennial border

Perennial border

On this day tow years ago (day 980): Scuol Switzerland. Edited from the color that I put up two years ago.

Scuol

Scuol

Sunday June 1, 2014

Sunday June 1, 2014 4.00/5 (80.00%) 9 votes

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.

Foliage

Foliage

Foliage

Foliage

Foliage

Foliage

Foliage

Foliage

On this day three years ago (day 394): Sam Flax.

Sam Flax

Sam Flax

Saturday May 31, 2014

Saturday May 31, 2014 2.83/5 (56.67%) 12 votes

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.

Allium

Allium

Close and wide

Close and wide

On this day last year: 857 Riverside Drive rephotographed.

Riverside Drive rephotographed

Riverside Drive rephotographed

Berenice Abbott original from 1037:

Berenice Abbott original

Berenice Abbott original