Tuesday February 28, 2017

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Another day of droning – this time on Lake Waragaug, and trying a four frame stitch, which worked fine. not a very exciting image. I’ll be working with stitches with this thing to build up larger files than the native 12 meg files from the camera.

Day 2693 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Warren CT

On this day three years ago (day day 1,597): Lever House

Lever House
Lever House

Sunday February 26, 2017

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Out with my drone again. This time with a replacement after my crash a couple of weeks ago. I’m still climbing the learning curve with the camera. What I learned today:

How to program buttons and dials on the drone’s controller to give me easy control over the camera.

Images come out best if you dial in ⅔ stop negative exposure bias.

Multiple frame stitches are possible.

Framing takes a steady hand and patience.

Oblique views are often more interesting that straight down.

Day 2,691 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Drone image
Drone image
Drone image

On this day seven years ago (day 134): Central Park. Late February is usually still Winter here.

Day 134 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Central Park at 90th Street – Engineers Gate

Monday January 30, 2017

WARREN CONNECTICUT – I drove up here today to pick up the dogs (they stayed here while we were in Cartagena) and to meet with contractors, wrapping up the building project that we started last summer.We should be finished by the end of February. I got the drone out in good light at the top of Tanner Hill Road here.

Day 2,664 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Drone
Warren

On this day last year (day 2,298): Party at Maxime’s, Paris. Life is good.

Day 2298 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Party at Maxim’s.

Monday January 16, 2017

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Another . . . drone day. I got up with the dun this morning and got lucky with some good grazing light. I have’t really edited these as I’m still sorting out what I like and don’t like. Later in the day we visited a friend in upstate New York who is renovating a major inn named Troutbeck.

Day 2,650 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Warren CT
Warren CT
Warren CT
Warren CT
Warren CT
Warren CT
Trouitbeck

On this day six years ago (day 459): winter landscape.

Warren Connecticut
Warren Connecticut

Sunday January 15, 2017

WARREN CONNECTICUT – More work with the drone. I used it today to get angles other than straight down – capturing ordinary images that would have otherwise required a tall ladder or a cherry picker.  I’m experimenting with stitches as well.

Day 2,649 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Warren CT
Warren CT
Warren CT
Warren CT
Warren CT

On this day 7 years ago day 92 of 1 photo a day the rest of my life: Wedding dress.

Day 92 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Saks Fifth Avenue

Saturday January 14, 2017

WARREN CONNECTICUT – A couple of good developments today. First, we’ve actually finished three rooms in the renovation and expansion project that we started here late last summer – see a finished bedroom below.

Second, my drone arrived. I spent a couple of hours learning how to turn it on and take off and land, and finally to get it airborne and navigated around here. On the first major outing I ran it into some tree branches – it’s good at avoiding obstacles but not small wires and branches – without major damage. I found out why the manufacturer includes a couple of extra sets of rotor blades. You’re going to see a lot of shots from high angles on weekends as I master it. The challenge of course is taking photographs that have interest beyond their point of view.

So here you go:

Day 2648 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Warren CT
Warren CT
Warren CT

On this day seven years ago (day 91): look up on Sixth Avenue.

Sixth Avenue