Saturday December 29, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – This is one of those rare places where it can truly be said that “there is no there there”. Here’s the view from the cemetery shot with my Leica M10-P and the current 35mm Summicron lens.

Day 3362 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

View from the cemetery

On this date nine years ago (day 75 of one photo every day): Stubble field. Shot with my digital Hasselblad.

Stubble field
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Saturday January 2, 2016

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I spent a few hours in the actual town of Warren today. In keeping with my New Years resolution, these images are made with a 1936 Carl Zeiss Jena 5 cm f1.5 Sonnar lens, which is interesting in that the optics are coated, making this one of the first coated lenses ever.

The first image is of of a presently-closed inn. It’s four frames stitched in Photoshop, which might run slightly counter the spirit of shooting with an antique, but whatever. I’m a wide shooter and as we will see the wide lenses from this era just aren’t very good. The grave marker is in the Warren town cemetery; I found it moving that someone is bothering to maintain (with a flag) a marker for a young soldier killed in the Civil War in 1862, and that his body found its way back home to Warren. Litchfield County was an hotbed of radical Abolitionists, so many young men volunteered for service and many died.

Day 2270 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2269 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Out of Business Inn
Day 2269 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Grave marker

On this day four years ago (day 809): TaosSki Valley

Day 809 of one picture every day for the rest of my life
On the trail

Tuesday June 30, 2015

MIILAN ITALY – What a day! I spent the better part of today at Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale, a large space filled with remarkable tombs – a recapitulation of the whole history of architecture. Wow. It La Recoleta (the famous cemetery in Buenos Aires) on steroids – built by first rate architects and artists. I’ve included a small selection of what I saw today, but a lot more than my ideal single image for a day.

Day 2084 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale
Cimitero Monumentale

On this day five years ago (day 258): Shoe Shine Man Quito Equador.

Shoe shine man
Shoe shine man

Friday December 27, 2013

WASHINGTON CONNECTICUT – New Preston Cemetery. This is on the road from our house to the hardware store so I stop here for photo ops frequently. Taken with my Leica Monochrom and 135mm APO Telyt lens. I don’t often shot long buy in this case I liked the perspective compression and selective focus.

New Preston Cemetery
New Preston Cemetery

Ice – more on this in a few days.

Ice
Ice

On this day one year ago: Stubble Field

Stubble field
Stubble field

Monday March 28, 2011

NEW PRESTON CONNECTICUT – Driving back from a real estate closing I stopped at the cemetery an New Preston. The Civil War had profound impact on these small New England towns and villages – many have memorials to the war dead. Taken with my Alpa TC, a 36mm Scheider APO and 60 meg Hasselblad back.

New Preston
New Preston

On this day last year: Emmet Gowin photograph.

Emmet Gowin, Nancy, Granville Virginia, 1969
Emmet Gowin, Nancy, Granville Virginia, 1969