NEW YORK NEW YORK – Well . . . remember those meetings that I wrote about over the weekend? They’re now. I managed to slip out for a half hour to shoot around midtown, so here you go. Nothing earth shaking here, just lucky to have some images.
Day 1,859 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’ve been experimenting with longer lenses recently (basically working my way through my inventory of less-used lenses), shooting a 90mm elmarit today and shooting multiple images and stitching when I want to shoot wide, which is often. The large stitches produce very detailed, lovely files.
Day 1,789 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – More familiar territory with the ultra wide 15mm Zeiss lens on my Leica MM. This lens continues to interest me, but I am looking forward to the end of the week that I’ve committed to keep it on my camera. I reshot Citicorp this morning and 1185 Park Avenue this afternoon. The lens let me shoot all of 1185 without stitching (a reshoot of June 30, 2014). I had to point up a bit, however, to get the top of the building, which meant that I had to correct sharply converging vertical lines in Photoshop. The resulting “stretching” of the top of the image magnified the Zeiss 15’s very slight “mustache” distortion to the point where it is visible, especially in the upper right corner of the image. I really have to shoot level with this lens.
Day 1,729 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I have discussed in the past the “golden hour” as it occurs in Manhattan. It’s not the period immediately after sunrise or immediately before sunset (as it is our in the real landscape) – at those times its too dark on the street for effective “cityscape” images. The best times of day at this time of year are actually around 10:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon when you have a rich interplay of shadows and reflections.
Out in the real landscape I’ve learned that when a golden hour occurs just stop and photograph whatever is at hand. It doesn’t matter what it is. It will look great. You’re photographing the light, not objects around you. The same applies in urban settings. When a golden hour happens just start shooting. I usually look up. Here I’ve done it again. Let me know if you are getting tired of these.
Day 1,652 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.