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Landscape Small town

Sunday September 12, 2010

NEW MILFORD, CONNECTICUT – Many of the buildings on the green in New Milford are draped in bunting this weekend, commemorating the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The light, high sky didn’t make for great photography.

Cramer and Anderson, law firm, New Milford

Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron pre-ASPH v.IV. Three frames stitched.

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Garden Landscape

Saturday September 11, 2010

WARREN, CONNECTICUT – I’ve grown up in a landscape tradition of photography, where, like paintings of landscape, everything is in focus. Edward Weston accomplished this by stopping his lenses down – shooting at f64 to compensate for the inherently narrow depth of field of his 8×10 inch medium. One of the threads that I’ve been pursuing on this blog is exploration of the out of focus portions of the image (for example in my September 5, 2010 posting). The quality of a lens’s out of focus image is referred to as “bokeh” or “bo-ke” which is the Japanese term for blur. One of the lenses in my Leica kit is 35mm Summicron version IV (made between 1979 and 1997) – a lens that it known as the “bokeh king.” Think of shooting with this lens as riding with the king. It’s probably my most used lens.

Here’s in image from our garden in Warren, Connecticut:

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Landscape

Friday September 10, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Wake at the Colony Club for a dear friend’s mother. Here’s the Wikipedia entry on the Colony – the structure was completed in 1916 by Delano & Aldrich: The Colony

Wake at the Colony
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Landscape

Thursday September 9. 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Second Avenue Subway construction site.

Second Avenue Subway
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Landscape

Wednesday September 8, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I got a few minutes this afternoon to take a walk in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden (entrance at Fifth Avenue and 105th street). See Central Park Website.

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Landscape

Monday September 6, 2010

NEW MILFORD CONNECTICUT – New Milford is a sad sack of a town that I’ve visited previously on these pages. Here it is in hot light. In a quick online survey of New Milford I turned up nothing on this former furniture store.

Rugs & Carpets Simmons Bedding Fine Furniture
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Garden Landscape Out my window

Sunday September 5, 2010

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Again, the evening light mimicking Fall.