NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent a few hours today with my Sony A7Riii camera and the lovely (but heavy) Sony f2.8 70-200 zoom, shooting out my window. All handheld. Image stabilization works very well on this camera.
Day 3014 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day eight years ago (day 93 of one photo every day): Window shopping
Manhattan New York – Not so interesting an image today – the former Triborough Bridge out my window. I’ve done this before under more interesting circumstances. Like four years ago in the fog with a longer lens.
Day 3,004 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this date four years ago (day 1,542): Also the RFK bridge.. It was called the Triborough Bridge back then.
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.
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.
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.