Saturday March 17, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Still catching up with images of winter from this cold zone. Shot with my Sony A7rii which I have had converted to black and white only imaging, effectively doubling its resolution.

Day 3075 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Winter landscape
Will Winter never end?
Lartigue
A ray of hope

On this date seven years ago (day 519): Living room. This is what our living room looked like seven years ago. It was fresh then – it’s tired now, so as noted previously on these pages we are in the process of redoing.

Interior from 2004 or so

Friday March 16, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – There has been a long hiatus since my last post. The hard drives with my photo work were stored in boxes for a period when our New York apartment was being painted. Then my website was down for a week for reasons that I’ve finally sorted out with my hosting service. So I’m a month behind in posting, but I have actually kept up on taking at least one image every day, so I’ll be sprinting to catch up on postings. Today’s image reflects the grim fact that spring arrives late in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Day 3074 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

It’s still winter in Litchfield county

On this date eight years ago (day 152): Cash for your Warhol. Translated into black and white.

Cash for your Warhol

Sunday March 11, 2018

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I experimented today with a “new” camera. I sent my several-years-old Sony a7rii to Monochrom Imaging for conversion to black and white only. This service removes the camera’s bayer filter layer; this coupled with converting the resulting files with software the does not run a de-mosaicing routine should approximately double the resolution of the sensor from the camera’s native 42 megs to a whooping 84 megs, way into medium format territory.

Key questions are whether the camera works properly after the change, whether the theoretical resolution increase is actually achieved, the impact on shadow detail and dynamic range, whether the best native Sony and Zeiss lenses are up to the increased resolution, and whether the sensor’s rendering of gray scale is attractive. I’ve can report positive impressions on all five questions – I’ll be shooting with this camera a lot over the coming months.

The barn below is a test image – I use the barn frequently to test resolution and other aspects of an image. As you can see the rendering is lovely. What can’t be conveyed on the web is the insane amount of detail captured. The other two images are from the same camera captured during a session on show shoes. Winter continues here.

Day 3069 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Test Image
Snowshoeing
Tanner Farm

On this day four years ago (day 1608): Manhattan Borough Hall

Day 1609 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Manhattan Borough Hall