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.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Here I am once again shooting fall color in black and white. I’ve gotten a bit behind in posting – as I write this I’m actually in Western Virginia with very poor internet access – I’ll catch up when I get back to NY.
Day 1,815 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
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.
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.
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.