Sunday December 13, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Our drive from Connecticut to New York was one of the worst ever – torrential freezing rain.  A normally two hour trip took three and a half hours.  We arrived tired and out of sorts, not really in a state of mind to photograph.  Here’s dinner with a friend at a local bistro.

Quartorze Bis
Quartorze Bis

Tuesday November 24, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Today is the run up for Thanksgiving – a major food shopping day.  We spend the morning at Fairway in Harlem (it’s at 125th Street and the Hudson River).  The weather cleared dramatically, providing an opportunity to photograph the underside of Riverside Drive from 125th Street.

Riverside Drive from 125th Street
Riverside Drive from 125th Street

Thursday November 19, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Looking back at the past week’s work I kept coming back to the cemetery in New Preston. I decided to try more images with large out-of-focus areas. Returning to Grand Central Terminal I reshot the phones with a Leica M9 and a 35mm Summicron pre-aspheric version IV lens – I’ll be using this for the next several days. This lens is known as the “bokeh king” – bokeh being a subjective view of the quality of the out of focus portions of the image.

Grand Central Terminal - lower level
Grand Central Terminal - lower level

Thursday November 12, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I walked around Grand Central Terminal with a small sensor camera, a Ricoh GRD 3, using it as a sketchpad. I’ll come back and shoot infrared once I understand the site better.  This is another architectural icon.  I found myself gravitating toward details.

Grand Central Terminal - Lower Level
Grand Central Terminal - Lower Level