NEW YORK NEW YORK – Really nice light on the North wall of PJ Clarke’s. I shot this with my Sony A7Rii and translated to black and white. In the translation I was able to adjust gray values to bring out old lettering on the wall that I hadn’t actually seen while snapping the image – in this one respect translating from color is superior to the native black and white that I get from my Leica Monochrom.
Day 2,814 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I had the benefit of some visual riches today. Midtown street scenes worked well. Interestingly we had an invitation to a party in the 86th Floor penthouse at 432 Park Avenue, the needle luxury building that I’ve been circling from the ground for a while. I got a tour of the common facilities – a pool, gym, restaurant and so on – as well.
Day 2,645 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’ve done all kinds of angles on 432 Park Avenue – the recently finished 86 floor residential condo at Park and 56th Street. I’ll be doing more in the next week, including images from the 86th Floor penthouse. Today it’s a close up from an adjacent building.
Day 2637 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent a couple of hours today torture testing lenses,shooting out our dining room window, which is the ultimate brick wall test. Later, the Empire State Building from the James Beard Foundation Gala at the Rainbow Room.
Day 2584 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
AVIZE and CHARTRES FRANCE – We started the morning in Jacques Pelosse’s cellars. The winemaker uses both oak and stainless steel fermentation vats depending on the grapes. Here are the oak versions – the owner is on the process of hanging an art show in the cellar.
We drove on toward our final destination (Brittany), making a stop at Chartre. Maria had seen the famous cathedral (started in 1150 or so) 30 years ago. I had seen it only in books. It’s a magnificent structure, light and airy, and at the same time massive. It wears its age – almost a thousand years – it’s constructed of limestone and a millennium of weather has softened the details on the thousands of sculptures on the exterior. We only had a couple of hours so I’m not able to do it justice. The image here is a six frame stitch of the Royal Portal.
Day 2566 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.