Monday April 29, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – On the sidewalk near home. A plant with a punk haircut. In this era of the hipster I didn’t realize that this style still existed.

Weird plant
Weird plant

On this day last year: Infrared. I’ve got a small Panasonic point and shoot that I’ve had adapted to infra red only shooting.

IR Trees

Wednesday April 3, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Ugh. Tax day is April 15. Today is my day to complete pulling our 2012 documentation together to hand over to our accountant, who will make an educated guess as to our liability so we can file an extension on April 15. This, plus some calls and reading in my law practice, took over the day. Visually I’m out of the moment and out of touch.

But wait. What about my blog. On days like this I get small with my iPhone. Here you go:

Philosophy
Philosophy

Actually on sorting back through some files on April 13 I found a couple of files that I like so I’ve edited this post and included the following shot with my Leica Monochrom and a 21mm Super Elmar M lens:

Per Elia
Per Elia

On this day last year: Paris Review benefit.

Paris Review benefit
Paris Review benefit

Tuesday March 19, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Here’s a major difficulty that I’m having with this photo a day gig. I’m basically a landscape shooter. Cityscapes are landscapes so most of what I’m doing here in New York counts toward my landscape quota. (This is where I live; if I lived in Indio California I’d be doing sand dunes.) The problem is that landscape photography is about finding light. It’s like trout fishing. When you see great light stop what you’re doing and shoot. It actually doesn’t matter much what’s in front of the lens. When you don’t have good light the trout aren’t biting so you pack up your gear and go home.

But some days (maybe most days) sensational light doesn’t come along. If you try to force the case in dull light you get junk. Period.

So on those dull days I’ve decided to do something different. Shoot with my iPhone. Close. Real close. Or odd. Funny angles. Dark. Indoors with poor light. Push things a bit. After experimenting with dozens of camera apps I’ve finally found one that I like: kitCam. Try it. Anyway here are some kitCams from today. You’ll be seeing these whenever crap light makes landscape a challenge.

kitCam
kitCam

On this day last year: Las Vegas.

Las Vegas
Las Vegas

Wednesday March 13, 2013

BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS – Today we’re having a Beantown extravaganza. There was interesting light, at last. I made my way around the center of Boston with my Leica Monochrom and 18mm Super Elmar lens. At last some decent images. Here you go:

Beantown in front of the Fed
Beantown in front of the Fed
Beantown II
Beantown II
State Street
State Street

On this day last year: Boston. I was in Boston on this same date last year. I seem to be experiencing time a a wheel rather than an arrow.

Dusk in Beantown
Dusk in Beantown