-Woody's Picks Landscape

Sunday September 26, 2010

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Well here’s where thing get tough from an editing point of view. I got out at sunrise on this sensational day. The foliage is sensational in the morning light – so I’m posting three images for today.

Here’s a local farm stand. Taken with my Leica M9 and a 28mm summicron lens. Two frames stitched in PTgui.

Terry Tanner's farmstand

Woods, take with my Leica M9 and a 90 mm elmarit lens:

Autumn woods in Connecticut

More woods. Same camera and lens. Three frames stitched.

Woods - autumn in Connecticut

Saturday September 25, 2010

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Well autumn appears to be here – early this year – probably because it’s been extremely dry for the last six weeks (although it pouring as I write this). Here I’ve stitched six frames as a panorama. i’ll use this as a banner for the Daily Photo Blog if I ever get tired of the wildebeests and zebras. Taken with my Leica M9 and a 90 mm Elmarit lens.

Connecticut Foliage
Landscape Street Urban

Thursday September 23, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK = Still stuck in all day meetings. The morning light as a walked cross town to my first of the day was sensational – one of those crystal clear Indian summer days that make life in the North Eastern US worthwhile. Here’s an image from the street. Shot with my Leica M9 and a 28mm summicron lens. Two frames stitched in Photoshop.

East 51st Street
Icon Landscape Urban

Wednesday September 22, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Well here I am whining about a tough week again – I’m reduced to grabbing shots on the street between meeting (rather than, say, deciding to go to Bay Ridge to shoot, getting there early and waiting to watch the light develop). Here’s Grand Central Terminal from the outside. It’s an odd building in this respect. The inside (which I photographed earlier in the week) is iconic, but it has no discernible outside – it’s as if it’s a huge cavern hacked out of urban clutter. This is the one point of view, the middle of Park Avenue, where you can actually see it.

This is taken with my Leica M9 and 90mm Elmarit lens. I’ve reproduced it here smaller than usual because it’s slightly blurry – I was dodging traffic on Park Avenue.

Grand Central Terminal
Icon Interior Landscape

Tuesday September 21, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I met a friend at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central for lunch – he’s a restaurant reviewer and his mission was to determine whether the Oyster Bar still has its mojo. Well, the Oyster Bar is about the oysters. There were 28 varieties on the menu so we ordered two of each variety: 28 oysters for each guy. Fair warning to our wives. A fabulous lunch. I was too preoccupied with slurping to photograph so I caught this image in Grand Central after lunch.

Grand Central Terminal -ramp from the lower level

Leica M9 and 24mm Summilux lens. Stitched from three frames.

Landscape Urban

Monday September 20, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Back home. From the East Village.

East Village

Leica M9 and 90mm Elmarit lens.

Garden Landscape Travel

Sunday September 19, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND – I had a chance to take a walk in Hyde Park before leaving for the airport for the flight home. This specimen tree was photographed at about 8:30 local time, an hour and a half past sunrise. The image is stitched from 15 separate frames, all shot with my Leica M9 and the same 30-year-old lens referred to in yesterday’s post. I’ve included a 1:1 crop to give an idea of the detail that can be captured with this technique. Stitching was done in Photoshop.

Hyde Park
Hyde Park Crop