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Icon Landscape Urban

Monday December 7, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Today I worked on a long-running project – photographing iconic structures.   I’ve been putting off the Brooklyn Bridge for some time – John Roebling’s masterpiece is a truly intimidating subject.  The light was dull so this is not a day for great art, but for exploring angles and pedestrian approaches in a part of Manhattan that is dominated by on and off ramps.  The plan as always is to sneak up on on the icon, rather than confront it frontally.  I plan on exploring the Brooklyn side later in the week.  If we have a decent sunrise or sunset in the next week I’ll try it in infrared.

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
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Landscape

Sunday December 6, 2009

WARREN, CONNECTICUT – Sunrise after the storm.

Sunrise Litchfield County
Sunrise Litchfield County
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Landscape

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
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Landscape Street Urban

Friday December 4, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Another beautiful morning. I caught this on the fly running to a morning meeting.

East 96th Street
East 96th Street
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Food and wine Landscape Street Urban

Thursday December 3, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Lovely, enveloping early winter light this morning.  Dashed out onto the street to catch it while it lasted.

Ottomanelli
Ottomanelli
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Icon Landscape Urban

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
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Food and wine

Tuesday December 1, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – This post is belated.  The image was taken at a truffle dinner at the James Beard Foundation on December 1, but posted in April.  Not much of an image – I should have gotten more or the rolls in the foreground, but I guess the smell of truffles distracted me.