Landscape Small town

Sunday May 16, 2010

ROUTE 202 IN NEW MILFORD, CONNECTICUT – Farmstand.  This was late in the day; I slept poorly the night before so I lost the morning light.

Landscape Out my window

Saturday May 15, 2010

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Up early for a lovely sunrise.  We’ve controlled the underbrush in a wooded area to create a park-like setting.  The over-the-top colors are  . . . well . . . what it looked like.  Image taken with a Leica M9 and 24mm Summilux – three images stitched.

Spring Sunrise
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Friday May 14, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Late afternoon on East 56th Street – a reflection of the AT&T building off of the facade of the Trump Tower.  Shot with my Leica M9 (it found its way back to me) and a 24mm Summilux.

AT&T Building
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Thursday May 13, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Fabulous late afternoon light in midtown, with light reflected from buildings adding nuance.  I’m shooting with my backup Leica, and M8.2, because I left my M9 at Gary and Diana’s the previous evening (symptomatic of wine consumption).  I had a number of good images to choose among.  This is Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Seagram building – part of my effort to do a new take on iconic structures.  I have an ongoing project on the Seagram building and the plaza formed by it and the Racquet and Tennis Club (McKim Mead and White) and Lever House to the northwest (the “Hello Kitty’s” come from there).  Image taken with my M8.2 and a 90mm lens – three images stitched in Photoshop.

Seagram Building
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Tuesday May 11, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – My meetings are at Park Avenue and 53rd Street so I managed to commune with my old friend Hello Kitty for a few minutes.  You will remember from previous posts that  Hello Kitty is Tom Sach’s statue in the sculpture garden at Lever House.  See  March 19 blog entry and April 20 blog entry.  There may be enough going on at Lever House to make a project out of it.

Hello Kitty
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Monday May 10, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – This is going to be a rough week in the photo-a-day department.  My day job is invading this space.  I’ve got round the clock meetings Tuesday through Friday and heavy preparation for them on Monday.  I won’t have much time for posts, so they will be delayed for a few days.  Mostly work dinners that I can’t photograph.  I managed to walk a couple of blocks in the morning on Lexington Avenue I got this.

Lexington Avenue

Saturday May 8, 2010

WARREN, CONNECTICUT – Well I’m going to have to apologize for this one.  I’ve said that I never shoot sunsets.  The problem with them is that they happen every day.  It’s hard to find an unusual angle or an edgy point of view.  What am I going to add to the lore of sunsets?

A few years ago an artist friend painted a trompe-l’œil sky on the ceiling of our living room in Connecticut.  We asked for a Tiepolo sky.  Instead he painted an El Greco – a gray, brooding sky – because that’s what the sky looks like in Connecticut.  Well the May 8 sunset was pretty much a Tiepolo sky – the light was sensational.  Shot with a Leica M9 and a 50mm Summilux lens, four exposures stitched together and cropped to a 2×3 aspect ratio.  I desaturated the blues in Photoshop – they were over the top.  I’ve pasted a copy of Tiepolo’s Allegory of the Planets and Continents for comparison.

Tiepolo sunset
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo - Allegory of the Planets and Continents
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