Tag Archives: Warren

Sunday October 26, 2014

WARREN CONNECTICUT – This has turned out to be two days of perfect late Autumn weather. The light is enveloping and glorious. I shot very wide (with my 16mm Zeiss lens); I’ve found that very wide lenses sometimes do a good job of conveying a sense of the quality of light.

Day 1,837 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Wide autumn foliage
Wide autumn foliage
Wide autumn foliage
Wide autumn foliage

On this day three years ago (day 741): Facades.

Subway
Subway
Birches

Saturday September 13, 2014

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.

Birches
Birches
Oaks
Oaks

On this day last year (day 1,429): Good urban light.

Good urban light
Good urban light
Photo op

Saturday August 2, 2014

WASHINGTON CONNECTICUT – We’ve got a new mechanic for our old boat. Our 1952 wooden Chris Craft takes a fair amount of care to keep running. Here are some images around our new guy’s place.

Day 1,752 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Photo op
Photo op
Inventory
Inventory
Shop
Shop

On this day four years ago (day 291): Tracoso Brazil. Published in color four years ago; more recently converted to black and white.

Trancoso
Trancoso
Villa Nonni

Sunday July 13, 2014

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