Saturday August 5, 2017

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.

On this day seven years ago (day 290): Salman Rushdie and son in Parti Brazil.


Thursday August 3, 2017

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 I’m still using an outdated copyright notice.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.

Wednesday August 2, 2017

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.

Monday July 31, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I met a friend of long standing at the Yale Club, which put me in the vicinity of Grand Central Terminal, one of my favorite New York icons.

(I’ve edited this post to correct the perspective in the first image and to update my copyright watermark.)

Day 2,846 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day six years ago (day 655): Lamu, Kenya

Lamu seaside
Lamu seaside

Thursday July 27, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Testing equipment for our trip to Hawaii. I’ve decided that I’ll need a moderately long lens so I shot this with my Leica 135 because I don’t use it often and wanted to confirm that it yields ok results in my hands. I’ve shot this building before – many time actually. It’s my brick wall torture test.

Day 2,842 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day last year (day 2,477): Modena Italy