MAUI HAWAII – If you’ve been following these pages you know that my equipment choices generally run to the traditional. I reach first for my Leica Monochrom, a device that has it roots in the 1954 Leica M3. Of course I also own the current high resolution Sony (the A7r2) and use it in situations where speed or color are required.
I do experiment with the latest stuff – equipment that most people are using to capture images today. I’ve grown fairly adept with my iPhone – it’s gotten significantly more photo use since I found an app that lets me capture images in raw file format, which provides better image quality than the jpegs ordinarily produced by the phone. As you may know I’m working opportunistically and enthusiastically with a DJI Mavic drone.
Yesterday I broke down and GoPro, the sports camera that operates in any environment. This thing is tiny and a great deal of fun. It shoots very wide with substantial fish eye distortion, distortion that can be corrected with a profile provided in Adobe Lightroom. Most people use it for its very good video; of course I’m shooting stills.
So here are some GoPro images shot today on a snorkeling trip.
Day 2851 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
MAUI HAWAII – We had a great morning exploring a flee market here to day. We bought an “antique” Trader Vic’s mai tai mug (all Trader Vic’s stuff it turns out is collectable), a couple of dresses, various presents, and for me . . . three vintage silk Tommy Bahama shirts. Great fun.
Day 2850 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
HALEAKALA SUMMIT, MAUI – We made the long drive up here, through torrential rains, for sunset today. What a remarkable view. The observatories on the peak add to the moonscape quality of the landscape. Absolutely enchanting. Shot with my Leica Monochrom.
Day 2,849 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life. I’m still using an outdated copyright notice. Ugh.
On this day seven years ago (day 291): Trancoso Brasil. This is a different image than the one that I originally used.
MAUI HAWAII – Big Beach. That’s the actual name of the beach. Shoot with my Leica Monochrom.
Day 2848 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day five years ago (day 1,022): Riverside Park South. Original shot in color with an Alpa TC technical camera and Phase One back. Building win the background is one of a half dozen or so Trump towers on Riverside Park South.
MID PACIFIC OCEAN – This is a long travel day – a 13 hour flight from New York to Maui via Honolulu. My images are really confined to the interior of the airplane. So here is a hula dancer (probably from the 1940s) shown on a loop on the plane’s video. She appears to be in a large, colonial style room with an older man playing a grand piano.