Monday June 23, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – You may remember that a couple of weeks ago (on June 4) I lost my pocket camera, a Sony RX 100 II, and the images recorded on it with near disastrous results. This is the day that my only image was an out-of-focus stairway, one of the crap images of all time. Well the Sony’s replacement, a Sony RX 100 III, has arrived so I’ll be shooting with it for the next week or so to sort out what its capabilities are. Let’s hope that I can hang on to it for a while.

Day 1,712 of one picture every day for the rest of your life.

Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle

On this day two years ago (day 982): Zuoz, Switzerland. A real place name from our trip trekking, two years ago, in Switzerland.

Switzerland
Switzerland

Monday June 2, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I don’t think that I’ve told you about my sore foot. A torn plantar fascia. I’m seeing a physical therapist for it on Broadway in the 60s so I’m spending time around Columbus Circle, where today’s images come from.

Day 1,691 on one photo every day for the rest of my life.

Shadows
Shadows
Look up
Look up

On this day three years ago (day 595): Empire State.

Empire State
Empire State

Tuesday May 20, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Some days are better than others. This one one of them from the one photo every day perspective. I found a lot of images near Columbus Circle where I went for a doctor’s appointment. It’s very hard to edit them on short notice so I’m presenting multiple pictures here.

Day 1,678 of one picture every day.

Alley
Alley
Time Warner
Time Warner
Cloud
Cloud

On this day two years ago (day 948): Eleventh Avenue Project. A year ago after a couple of weeks of planning and waiting for the right day I shot my Eleventh Avenue Project.

11th Avenue Project
11th Avenue Project

Friday October 28, 2011

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A great day for late fall light. I found myself at Columbus Circle with my Alpa. This was an easy day for me, photographically. The subway image prints at 24×36 nicely and has a vigor that I’m trying to achieve in every image, but actually don’t often realize.

Subway
Subway
Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle

So dear reader, here is my self-portrait from 3:58 AM on February 14, 1999. We’ll come to the end of these soon enough. I generally disapprove of blogs that feature pictures of their creators, but since we got off on the subject of appropriation in art in an earlier post I just thought it would be interesting to post my own examples.

3:58 AM February 14, 1999
3:58 AM February 14, 1999

Thursday February 3, 2011

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – I went to lunch at Nougatine, the more casual room in Jean-Goerges Vongerichten’s restaurant at Columbus Circle. I met a friend there in our ongoing quest to try every burger in New York. The burger was fabulous, except we felt that the pickles should have been served on the side. Here’s the view East on Central Park South as I’m walking to lunch, shot in infra red with my Leica M8.2 and a 35mm Summicron pre-Asp. lens – two frames stitched. The M8 sensor is sensitive to infrared light which results in “IR-polution” of images (a magenta cast) unless you use an IR-blockig filter in front of the lens. Here I’m using a filter that blocks everything except IR light.

Time Warner infra red
Time Warner infra red

On this day last year: 1435 Lexington Avenue. Out my window.

1435 Lexington Avenue

Monday November 30, 2009

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – This is a good time of the year to photograph New York in the dark – it gets dark early, around 5:00 PM.  Buildings are fully illuminated because workers are still at their desks at this hour.  Today we walked in the Lincoln Center to Columbus Circle area.

Traffic - Columbus Circle
Traffic - Columbus Circle