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Wednesday October 30, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – First an image with my Leica Monochrom and Luxochron lens, looking up in Manhattan in the early evening. This is a great setup for shooting Manhattan at night handheld. This can result in some nice images particularly after the end of daylight savings time next week because it is dark at 6:00 when buildings are still full illuminated by lights in offices.

I joined some friends in going out to South Williamsburg for dinner at a restaurant called XiXa. Pronounced “shiksa” by the owner. No kidding. It was supposed to be a Southwestern dive but it turned out to be serious Asian-Mexican fusion at a very high level. A major upside surprise.

Lexington Avenue
Lexington Avenue
Xixa
Xixa
Xixa
Xixa

On this day one year ago: Sandy.

FDR Drive
FDR Drive
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Sunday November 11, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Francesca had a birthday party at Frankies Spuntino in Brooklyn. Sensational evening. Here are two images taken with my Leica Monochrom and Noctilux lens, and one with my iPhone.

Francesca's party
Francesca’s party
Francesca's party II
Francesca’s party II
More party
More party

On this day last year: Fairway.

Fairway
Fairway
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Thursday October 4, 2012

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Here we are in Williamsburg at a launch party for a book by our old friend Antonio Monda. Captures with my Leica Monochrom and f.95 Noctilux lens.

Maria
Maria
Party
Party

On this day one year ago: Francesca has a new hat.

Francesca has a new hat
Francesca has a new hat
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Monday June 4, 2012

BROOKLYN NEW YORK – My friend and Yale classmate Ted Shen held a reception at his house in Brooklyn Heights for photographer David Michalek. It was a brilliant afternoon (actually overcast – I’m referring to the people). I used the opportunity to walk 30 yards to the Esplanade and capture an images of the Wall Street skyline to use as a banner for my blog. All images taken with my Sony Nex-7 camera and a 35mm Leica Summilux lens.

David Michalek
David Michalek
Mary Jo
Mary Jo

On this day one year ago: Cornwall Bridge Church.

St. Bridget Church, Cornwall Bridge Connecticut
St. Bridget Church, Cornwall Bridge Connecticut
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Saturday November 12, 2011

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I stayed in town this weekend for an number of reasons – the best one of which was a birthday party for Francesca, our daughter, given by some friends. Here they are shot with my Ricoh GRD IV. The on camera flash on this thing isn’t all that bad.

Party
Party

Here’s the last of the self variations that I’m going to post. Here I divided the print plane into quarters and placed a quarter of an image from each of four different times, and blended them.

Self times four
Self times four
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Sunday October 17, 2010

WARREN CONNECTICUT and BROOKLYN NEW YORK – We started out the day in Connecticut (with power restored) – photographed a neighbor’s cornfield in the rising sun. We drove back to New York to attend an engagement party for our son in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn.

Cornfield; Leica M9 and 1954 Dual Range Summicron lens.

Cornfield

Fort Hamilton. Same equipment.

Alexander and Laura

On this date one year ago: October 17, 2009

Skyline Restaurant
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Wednesday September 29, 2010

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – I spent the afternoon today at Brooklyn Bridge Park – a park under construction that’s transforming the Brooklyn waterfront. There was a lot of stuff to photograph. Really. Some tourist shots – the view of lower Manhattan is incomparable; some construction; some people. I’ve had real difficulty sorting it all out so I’m posting a bunch of images. Here’s a link to the Wikipedia entry on the park: Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The Manhattan Bridge seen under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Leica M9 with 135mm APO Telyt lens.

South Street Seaport.

South Street Seaport from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Same camera and lens.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – tidal pool

Brooklyn Bridge Park

New Trees

Same camera and lens.