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.
On this date nine years ago (day 75 of one photo every day): Stubble field. Shot with my digital Hasselblad.
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.
PINE PLAINS NEW YORK and WAREN CONNECTICUT – I go around a bit today so I’m posting three images from different spots. The cemetery is on a lovely hilltop in Dutchess County near the Connecticut boarder.
Day 2136 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
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.
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 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.