Monday November 20, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I had a “Rosebud” experience today. Elsewhere on this site there is a short biography in which I discuss my earliest photographic experience shooting my mother’s Kodak. The camera was actually called at Kodak 35, which was made in a couple of variants from 1946 through 1949 or so. I found a working model on eBay and bought it for $35. It arrived today so I cleaned the grim off of it, put a roll of film in and took it for a test drive. It was long obsolete by the time I borrowed it from my mother. The version that I bought has a rangefinder but it’s so funky to use as to be non-functional. I’ll post a picture of the camera as tomorrow’s photo. Today’s images are typical test exposures.

Day 2,958 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Out my window with 1948 Kodak
Retake on Spin ceramics with 1948 Kodak

On this date last year (day 2,593): Blizzard

Warrant CT

Monday October 30, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent some time testing a new old lens, a 35mm wide angle Summicron (version 1) from 1961, It’s the model that has spectacles built into it so it can be used on a Leica M3, which otherwise doesn’t have frame lines for 35mm. It also fits every rangefinder Leica made since 1954. It turns out that the lens has a lovely character – the rendering are smooth but with plenty of contrast and sharpness. A classic Leica look. One of my new favorite lenses.

Day 2,937 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day six years ago (day 746): Freak storm

Freak October Blizzard

Monday August 28, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I shot images that I don’t like today – one of the risks in pushing the envelope and experimenting. Here’s a brick wall torture test of my GoPro out our window.

Day 2,874 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day seven years ago (day 2,874): School, Nairobi.

Monday June 19, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I made it home late this afternoon in time to miss a major thunderstorm. The aftermath, out our window, was a major rainbow in very odd light. What you see here is what actually happened. The rainbow was taken with my Sony A7rii and the lovely 16mm Zeiss Batis lens – two frames stitched to get really wide.

Day 2,804 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day three years ago (day 1,707): Penguin House

Day 1709 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Penguin House

Monday February 13, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Here’s an shot from a window on Sixth Avenue of a neighboring Mies van der Rohe knock off. Six frames stitched with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron FLE lens.  Also an image from the reception area of my office.

Day 2678 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Sixth Avenue New York
Manhattan

On this day three years ago (day 1,582): Storm in Manhattan.

Storm
Storm