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Landscape Transportation Travel

Friday July 22, 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK = A travel day. I’m on my way to Nairobi to meet Maria who has been climbing Kilimanjaro. It’s a long trip: 7 hours to Amsterdam (overnight), a three hour layover, and 8 hours to Nairobi. Travel days are a problem for me in terms of my one photo every day project – I tend to be stressed and the insides of airports aren’t that interesting.

I’m traveling with my Alpa TC, my new Phase One IQ 180 digital back, and three lenses. This is an odd kit to take to Kenya because there are no long lenses and its slow to operate. It’s unsuitable for a game drive and barely usable for people. But it does capture landscape beautifully, and the large intensely detailed files can find magic in pedestrian scenes. I’m also taking my Panasonic GH2 and some lenses, which for me and many other shooters has supplanted my large Nikon kit, which I sold last year.

Anyway here we go, long suffering reader, with a landscape out a window at JFK. taken with my Alpa TC, Phase One IQ 180 back and a 35mm Schneider Digitar XL lens.

A dreaded travel day
A dreaded travel day

On this day one year ago: a landscape out my window. Interestingly I took a similar picture out my window last week (July 14, 2011) – the moon is in roughly the same position once every year.

Moonrise over Lexington Avenue
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Landscape Urban

Thursday July 21, 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – A brutally hot day. I got out to do some shopping for my Africa trip and managed a few pictures with my Alpa TC and Schneider 47mm xl lens. This is one of the many doors to Spence School.

Spence
Spence

On this day one year ago: art at home.

Curtain catalogues
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Landscape Urban

Wednesday July 20. 2011

NEW YOEK, NEW YOEK – The meds are slowly taking effect. I managed to get out of bed for a walk around Bryant Park and the 42nd Street Library, fairly early in the day before the heat drove me off of the street. Here are some images with my Alpa TC and a 35mm Schneider lens and a digital back.

Public Library
Public Library
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On this day one year ago: Poets’ Walk in Central Park.

Poets' Walk
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Home Landscape

Monday July 18, 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Francesca, my daughter, nagged me finally to see a doctor this morning. The mystery of why I’ve been feeling so poorly for so long has been solved! It’s Lyme disease! This is a tick-bourne disease that’s epidemic in Connecticut – it’s actually named after Old Lyme Connecticut, the first place that it was discovered. If not treated it has very serious long-term consequences, but in early stages it responds well to industrial-strength antibiotics. Symptoms are fever, lassitude, depression and a really gross rash. Anyway I started my meds today and will be fine.

I’m continuing my search for subjects close at hand that I can photograph when I’m sick. Today I shot a bookcase at home, filled mainly with books about photographers and photography, with my medium format rig. Here it is:

Home sick
Home sick

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On this day one year ago: Arathua Farm, a dairy farm (actually a dairy breeding stock farm) owned by our friends Tony and George. Great looking cow, huh.

Arethusa Farms
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Landscape Small town Urban

Saturday July 16, 2011

PORTLAND MAINE – Well a lot is going on. Maria has left for Tanzania where she’s joining a group of alpha women who are climbing Kilimanjaro. No kidding. She’s not the least bit crunchy and is more at home in Pucci than SEI, but she’s taken this on as a challenge and we’re very proud of her. Francesca and I went to Portland Maine for a wedding. I captured “1904 Workingmen’s Club,” which is now the home of a credit union, with my Panasonic GH2. I brought my Alpa but failed to put a CD card in the bag – I need to put together a checklist for it.

1904 Workingmen's Club
1904 Workingmen's Club

On this day one year ago: Local Law 10 work.

1185 Park Avenue - Local Law 10 work
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Landscape Urban

Friday July 15, 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I met Lance Shad of Digital Transitions and we walked over to the High Line. I captured this image on the way with my Alpa TC, Schneider 35mm xl lens and 60 meg Hasselblad back.

Chain link
Chain link

On this day on year ago: Washington Square.

Washington Square
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Landscape Urban

Wednesday July 13, 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Back home from Boston. I actually feel almost fine for the first time in over a week. I grabbed my Leica M9 and a few lenses and headed out to explore the second section of the High Line that opened while we were in Italy. For some reason I was in the moment and “on” – some fairly good work after a week of blah. Here are some samples, all taken with my M9 and a 24mm Summilux lens.

The High Line Redux
The High Line Redux

Someone left a Post-it note on the High Line. It says, in lovely cursive script, “The most popular US pet name is ‘Max’.”

Postit on the High Line
Postit on the High Line

A perennial border:

High Line perennials
High Line perennials

On this day last year: Boston Bus Terminal.

Bus Station, Boston