MANHATTAN – What a day. I visited Oliver at home, did some head shots for Maria at her office and walked all over Manhattan getting from here to there. Very nice early Spring light. Given the headshot assignment I was carrying a lot of gear, which I hate, but it clearly pays to have the right tools.
Day 3449 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this date eight years ago (day 527 of one photograph every day): big tree shadow.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I had a productive day today. The light here was good and I found some different points of view on icons, primarily the Chrysler Building. I’ve had trouble editing down to a single image.
Day 2556 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – On the street (actually Lexington Avenue in the 40s) during the Manhattan golden hour. I’ve been pursuing the Chrysler Building for years. Here it is again. I found myself in Brooklyn this afternoon, at our daughter’s new apartment on Remsen Street. The view from her roof North.
Day 1,656 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Some day. I got up bizarrely early to go to a meeting that started at 7:00 AM and actually ended at 9:30 PM. I decided to walk to it, despite the bitter cold, because walking would be my only chance at exercise, and walking presented the possibility of getting my daily photo done in the dark. I went to my office first and saw a nice dawn breaking across Manhattan so I captured it, fulfilling my daily photo obligation early. On the short walk from the meeting to its continuation at dinner at the Four Seasons I managed to find a new (to me) angle on the rat at Lever House. Not great but an accomplishment under the circumstances.
Day 1,580 without a break of at least one photo a day every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year: Fog. Yeah, another “fog” but this one is really elegant. A favorite.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Sometimes shooting through the window of a glass curtain wall building works. It takes a little bit of technique to avoid reflections and dirty spots on the glass but sometimes it can be done. Here’s a twofer: the Lipstick Building and the Chrysler Building. This is out the window of my office. Three frames stitched with my Leica Monchrom and 75mm Summicron lens. It’s an accident that I’ve posted two tall skinny pictures within a week of each other.
Day 1,545 of one photograph a day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I find myself stalking the Chrysler Building . . . again. This time from the north with a moderately wide lens. I’ve done the thing with the lamp post before, but honestly they are everywhere; rather than dodge it I just thought that I’d work it in. If you want to see more Chrysler Buildings you can pull down “Tags” in the space to the right, scroll down to “Chrysler Building” and click. You’ll find that no fewer than 11 posts have featured this icon, 12 counting this one.
Why? Because it’s fabulous. Ever changing. And it’s a real challenge to come up with a fresh point of view on a major icon. Taken with my Sony Nex-7 and a 24mm Leica Summilux lens.
On this day one year ago: poor composition. Interesting. Both today’s post and last year’s post feature lamp posts. They’re ubiquitous and some of them are attractive. As I said it’s hard to keep them out of the New York landscape.