NEW YORK NEW YORK – I spent a couple of hours today torture testing lenses,shooting out our dining room window, which is the ultimate brick wall test. Later, the Empire State Building from the James Beard Foundation Gala at the Rainbow Room.
Day 2584 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – A good day today – I got around a good bit of Manhattan: starting near the Empire State Building; moving on to Chelsea; then to Columnbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in Washington Heights.
Day 2105 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day last year (day 1740): London Near Holland Park.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Familiar ground today: the Empire State Building. I’ve been following it for years as one of the icons that I fuss with. Of course the challenge is adding anything to the state of the art and mankind’s understand given that there are thousands of iPhone photos taken of it every day (some of them very good).
Day 1,852 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 1,122): Hay bails. Hay bails were rectangular back when I was a kid. They now have the proportions of soup cans. The march of technology.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – We saw an apartment in Chelsea this morning that Francesca is interested in. Then I walked to the office. My Fitbit objective is 14,000 steps a day which I can achieve if I walk, rather than take a taxi or subway. Walking also provides photo opportunities. So here we are with the Empire State Building and Citicorp Center reflected in the Lipstick Building. Both caught in good light with my Leica Monochrom and 75mm Asph. Summicron. Several frames (many frames in the case of the Lipstick Building) stitched.
Day 1,566 of one photograph a day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another gray unappealing day. Where do these thing come from? I really take better pictures in nice light. Anyway, I shot in the 23rd Street area for a bit today and came up with this, shooting with my Sony NEX-7 and Leica 24mm Summilux. In editing images today i started an experiment with the “soft proofing” feature in Lightroom, new to the relatively recent version 4.0. It predicts what your picture will look like in print or on the web, overcoming a slight bias toward printing too task and flat if you don’t soft proof.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – So I took the subway downtown to return the IQ 180 to Digital Transitions. They are on 35th just off of Fifth Avenue so this gave me a chance stalk one my favorite icons, the Empire State Building, in very interesting light with my Leica M9 and a 90mm lens. Three frames stitched.