Saturday December 5, 2009

WARREN, CONNECTICUT – We’re having our first snow storm of the season.  We’re on a high point, a few hundred feet above Lake Waramaug.  The difference in elevation is enough that we have much more snow over the winter season than the lake.  There are many, many more churches to photograph in Litchfield County but I felt that I should give you a break.

Snowstorm Litchfield County
Snowstorm Litchfield County

Wednesday December 2, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – This is a favorite subject of mine: Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Seagram building.  You’ll see this building again on this blog.   The space defined by the Seagram building, its plaza and the Racquet and Tennis Club across Park Avenue is one of the outstanding urban spaces in New York.  This is from the balcony of the Racquet and Tennis Club.  It’s about 5:30 PM so most offices are still illuminated.

Technically this image was stitched from four separate images shot with my Leica M9 and a 35 mm Summicron Asph. lens.  Images were stitched with PTGui Pro software.

Seagram building
Seagram building

Tuesday December 1, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – We attend a Piemontese white truffle dinner at the James Beard Foundation, hosted by Joe and Paul Bartolotta.  I’ve edited this post – on reflection I like the image below better than the one originally posted.

By the way I’ve made some changes to the site.  I’ve added three additional galleries under “Parties” and a gallery called Fireworks.  I’ve also added a star rating system.  This is an experiment – I’ll be working over the next few months to refine it.  Feel free to click on the stars at the top of each post to cast a vote on it.

White truffle dinner at the James Beard Foundation
White truffle dinner at the James Beard Foundation

Monday November 30, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – This is a good time of the year to photograph New York in the dark – it gets dark early, around 5:00 PM.  Buildings are fully illuminated because workers are still at their desks at this hour.  Today we walked in the Lincoln Center to Columbus Circle area.

Traffic - Columbus Circle
Traffic - Columbus Circle