Tuesday January 12, 2016

NEW YORK NEW YORK – On my way to Boston this morning for meetings. Still shooting with my Sony 7Rii and ancient Carl Zeiss Jena lenses – today a 21mm f4.5 Biogen from 1956. I bought this lens on eBay from a seller who listed it as a rare pre-war lens. Very rare indeed since the 21mm was not introduced until 1954. It’s a genuinely fine lens and a useful focal length for me. I often crop to square with wides. If you shoot level (to avoid radically converging verticals) you often end up with a vast expanse of boring foreground. The problem is solved by cropping the foreground out – a square aspect ratio works about right for a 21mm.

My largest online presence is on Twitter, where I have 92,000 followers.

Here’s a link to my Twitter feed: Woody’s Twitter feed. Twitter is actually down this morning so I’m pretty irritated.

Day 2280 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2280 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life
Penn Station

On this day two years ago (day 1550): Good light

The sun breaks through
The sun breaks through

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