Food and wine Street

Thursday July 29, 2010 (click to comment)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – We had dinner at Balthazar with some old friends. Balthazar is a wormhole in space and time transporting one to Brassaï’s Paris de Nuit.


Leica M9 and 50mm Summilux lens

Landscape Urban

Wednesday July 28, 2010 (click to comment)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I met our daughter at a rooftop lounge in Hell’s Kitchen – at 11th Avenue and 48th Street – for sunset. This area of Manhattan, which is primarily where people come to buy cars or have them serviced, is changing rapidly. So this is Hell’s Kitchen in the foreground and the midtown skyline in the background. Very basic urban landscape, but in terrific light.

Hell's Kitchen and Midtown skyline

Leica M= and 50mm Summilux lens. Three images stitched, and then cropped to square format.


Tuesday July 27, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Club at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 60th Street. The club was organized in the late 19th century by JP Morgan for his steel baron clients who were generally not welcome at the Union Club, the bastion of New York society at the time. From Wikipedia: “JP Morgan served as its first president. Other original members included William K. Vanderbilt and James Roosevelt. Its 1912 clubhouse, designed by Stanford White, stands at 1-11 East 60th Street, on the northeast corner of 5th Avenue. The land on which the Clubhouse stands – 100 feet fronting on Fifth Avenue and 200 feet on 60th Street – was acquired from the Duchess of Marlborough who signed the purchase agreement in the United States Consulate in London. Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt, who represented the Governors, signed for the Club.”

The Metropolitan Club

Leica M9 with 90mm Elmarit lens.

Home Landscape Urban

Monday July 26, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – On the way to pick up my car to drive to Bridgehampton for a meeting a caught the northern facade of 1185 Park Avenue in wonderful morning light. Not much going on visually in the Hamptons so I’m posting this.

1185 Park Avenue

Leica M9 with 50mm Summilux Asph. lens.


Sunday July 25, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The Barking Dog Cafe, snapped from a car while stopped at a stoplight.

The Barking Dog Cafe

Leica M9 and 50mm Summilux lens.


Saturday July 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT – Some old friends gave a dinner and square dance in Connecticut – I don’t square dance but I did manage to photograph. This image seemed to me to be the most interesting from the evening.


Nikon D700 and Nikkor 85mm f1.4 lens.


Friday July 23, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – We’re planning a trip to East Africa in mid-August. This is an experiment with a new lens that I bought for the trip – stalking a floral arrangement in our living room.


Nikon D700 with 70-200 f2.8 VR lens.