MANHATTAN – Today I made the trip to Wall Street to revisit the site of the images from the first day of this project, nine years and a day ago. One Chase Manhattan Plaza, the location of the Jean Dubuffet that I posted in my first post, is now called 23 Liberty Street. Sic transit gloria mundi. I explored the plaza a bit and then moved on to St. Paul’s Chapel, which is a few blocks West and North.
Day 3298 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this date seven years ago (day 732 of one photo every day): The Waldorf Astoria shot with my Alpa TC, 35mm Schneider lens and Phase One digital back.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – This is the ninth anniversary of my one photograph every day project. The actual start date is subject to some doubt: the metadata on my first images date them October 14, 2009; my first posting dates them October 16. The post is probably correct – early on I wasn’t particularly careful about setting the correct dates in cameras because I had no idea of how hard it was going to be to keep track of the 10 – 15 thousand files a year that this project generates.
On anniversaries I usually return to Wall Street to retrace my steps on the first day. I couldn’t do that today because of other commitments at home, so I’m posting an iPhone image from our dining room. I’ll get downtown tomorrow.
Day 3288 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I went out with my Sony A7riii today and the very good Sony 70-200mm f2.8 zoom. Optically this is a brilliant lens but its not very useful in my photo a day project. It’s gigantic, heavy, and its off white color calls attention to itself. Not a great day but the images turned out ok.
Day 3287 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this date five years ago (day 1461 of one photo every day): Schloss Elmau shot with my Leica M and 24mm Summilux lens, which is still in daily use.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – Out with my drone today – the new version of the DJI Mavic that has a Hasselblad branded camera. The camera is materially better than the first model – I’ll be working with it a bit to get to know its capabilities.
Day 3285 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this date four years ago (day 1824 of one photo every day): Old Raggedy Ann Antiques in Etlan Virginia. I actually bought the iron Dutch oven in the lower right.
BUSHWICK BROOKLYN – So Brooklyn is its own country – we came out to Bushwick for a benefit for Creativetime – Bushwick is really industrial, with only the slightest signs of gentrification. Shot with my Sony a7riii – eye autofocus and good high ISO count for a lot in these circumstances. This from the after party.
Day 3283 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this date eight years ago (day 361): Sculler on Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater CT.