Thursday February 6, 2014

ANTIGUA – I took a walk on the beach with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm lens. The actual picture that presented itself was a very large cloud that demanded very wide angle, so I shot 12 overlapping frames and stitched them together. It actually worked. I shot very, very quickly because my experience suggests that the movement of the surf from shot to shot can make it very hard to stitch. Here it is. This is a very high resolution file that could be printed to billboard size.

Day 1,575 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.

Beach
Beach
Pareo
Pareo

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On this day last year: Gumbo. Curtesy of Diana Fisketjon.

Gumbo
Gumbo

Tuesday February 4, 2014

ANTIGUA – We went to Half-Moon Bay this afternoon. This gave me an opportunity to explore the ruins of a hotel that was abandoned after it sustained major hurricane damage. A bit later, walking down some steps, I heard a periodic clicking. It was the sugger, clicking as the camera bounced against my body. This is an example of what I call a “purse shot” after purse dialed calls – calls that are made by a mobile phone as it bounces around someone’s purse.

1,573 days of daily posting a picture for as long as I live.

Ruin
Ruin
Ruin
Ruin
Ruin
Ruin
Purse shot
Purse shot

On this day last year: Venini.

Venini
Venini

Monday February 3, 2014

ANTIGUA – I packed a light tripod in my checked bag. I took it out in twilight this evening and set it up in the surf and took multiple long exposures, which I stacked in Photoshop to the following effect.

Day 1,572 of one picture daily for the rest of my life.

Spray
Spray

On this day last year: New Preston Falls. This was taken with my Leica Monochrom and Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f1.5 lens from 1936.

Falls New Preston
Falls New Preston

Sunday February 2, 2014

ENGLISH HARBOR ANTIGUA – Maria spent the morning on a couple of dives from here so I had a chance to walk around and absorb some tourist color at Nelson’s dockyard. This was the home of the British fleet in the Caribbean in the 18th century. Nice Georgian architecture and some good local faces. Here’s Maria’s scuba instructor and a guy who has just arrived with three teammates from having rowed here across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands in a specially built boat in 59 days. Quite a feat. I’m also providing a sample of Georgian buildings.

Day 1,571 of one photo every day for the rest of my life. I didn’t managed to get it down to one images today. What I really mean is at least one photo every day.

Instructor
Instructor
Rowed form the Canary Islands
Rowed form the Canary Islands
Nelson's Dockyard
Nelson’s Dockyard
Nelson's Dockyard
Nelson’s Dockyard
Nelson's Dockyard
Nelson’s Dockyard
Nelson's Dockyard
Nelson’s Dockyard
Ceiling of the bar
Ceiling of the bar

On this day four years ago: Triborough Bridge.

Triborough Bridge
Triborough Bridge

Thursday January 30, 2014

ANTIGUA – We haven’t been to Antigua for years. Actually decades. This was one of the stops on our Caribbean tour on our honeymoon. We’ve come down here for a week to escape the unpleasant weather in New York and Connecticut. Here’s some foam in the surf in the very late afternoon. Don’t expect much from me here. Remember that I fall apart visually in the tropics.

Day 1,568 of my long-running on photo a day project.

Surf
Surf

On this day last year: On the way to Tobago Cays. Tough day on the way to Tobago Cays.

Life on board
Life on board