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

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

Monday January 13, 2014

PONTE VEDRE FLORIDA – Here we are on Florida’s Atlantic coast near Georgia – Ponte Vedre is actually an unincorporated stretch of beach adjacent to Jacksonville Florida. At dinner a local booster told me that Jacksonville was founded by Henry Flagler when he built the Florid West Coast Railway, but things didn’t work out for Jacksonville because he extended to road further South to what became Palm Beach and Miami, which are more reliably warm in the winter. It’s fairly arid visually here so the best that I could do with my Leica Monochrom and Luxocron lens was a shadow selfie. That and a bunch of palm trees that I’m not posting. Oh, and some pictures of the surf. I have trouble with tropical landscapes.

Day 1,551 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Selfie
Selfie

I’m actually posting this on January 19 – remember I post about a week after the images are taken to give me a chance to edit. I went to Paris in August to visit my brother in law, Bob Mallon, because he had been diagnosed with cancer. He died last night. Here he is from my post for day 1,405 (August 20, 2013). We had wonderful meals at Paris New York (pictured) and L’Arpège. Rest in peace, Bob.

Bob
Bob

On this day two years ago: Driving to Connecticut.

Driving to Connecticut
Driving to Connecticut

Wednesday September 18, 2013

BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS and NEW YORK NEW YORK = I started the day in Boston with a walk at sunrise to get the cobwebs out and to collect some pretty conventional images with my Sony RX100 II. Back in New York I shot snap shots out of the window of a taxi and got an nice purple street light along the stretch of Park Avenue that deviates around Grand Central – a very difficult area to photograph because there’s no pedestrian access.

Seaport
Seaport
Park Avenue
Park Avenue

On this day last year: Solitary figure.

Pedestrian
Pedestrian