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Landscape Urban

Tuesday April 19, 2016

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A truly good day today on Fifth and Park Avenues in soft light. All images shot with a 1958 Dual Range Summicron lens (50mm), which has a lovely signature, on my Leica Monochrom camera.

Day 2378 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2378 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Construction
Day 2378 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Park Avenue
Day 2378 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Construction
Day 2378 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Guggenheim
Day 2378 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Guggenheim

On this day two years ago (day 1648): New Preston Church.

Day 1648 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
New Preston Congregational Meeting House
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Landscape Urban

Tuesday October 13, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I found myself on Fifth Avenue early this evening with my Leica Monochrom and a 50 mm Summicron Asph. lens. Those of you who follow this site know that I’m usually a wide angle shooter and of course the 50mm is not a wide angle lens.

I get wide images with a norma focal length lens by shooting multiple overlapping frames and stitching them in Photoshop. I typically shoot three, four or six frames. This gives me very large, very good files to work with, so I can make perspective changes without unacceptable quality loss. In effect this technique turns the 50mm into a wide angle zoom. Good technique is important: all frames have to be exposed consistently and a single mistake in one frame ruins the whole image.

I don’t use a tripod, even at night. I brace against a street light or other structure and take advantage of the Leica lens’s good wide open performance and the camera’s good high ISO performance.

Here you go. The third image, by the way, is an iPhone shot of a platinum print of an image taken in May 2010. This was a three frame stitch of images taken with a smaller-sensor camera, a Leica M8.2

Day 2189 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2189 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
New York New York 2015
Day 2189 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
New York New York 2015
Citicorp Center New York 2015
Citicorp Center New York 2015

On this day two years ago (day 1459): Schloss Elmau. Taken with the same camera and lens combination (Leica Monochrom + 50mm Asph. Summiocron).

Day 1824 of one picture every day for the rest of my life
Bavaria 2015
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Landscape Urban

Monday August 24, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Walking of Fifth Avenue today with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron Asph. lens.

Day 2139 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue
Apple Store
Apple Store

On this day five years ago (day 313): Maasai Mara Kenya Converted to black and white for this post.

Sunset Kenya
Sunset Kenya
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Landscape Urban

Friday September 19, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – This is more like it. I had some time today at last to get in the moment and try to find my photo mojo. The results were ok – I’ve actually had some trouble editing September 19 so I’m presenting multiple images.

Day 1,800 of one picture every day for the rest of my life. 1,800! Fancy that.

Sculpture
Sculpture
Morning Light
Morning Light
Broadside
Broadside
The new Swiss bank account
The new Swiss bank account

On this day three years ago (day 704): Crane at Hong Kong container terminal.

Crane
Crane
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Landscape Religion Small town

Sunday September 7, 2014

KENT CONNECTICUT – There was a moment of lovely light in Kent Connecticut on the way to the trail head for our hike today, so a stopped and caught the local brick gothic Episcopal Church.

Day 1,788 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

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Vacant
Vacant

On this day last year (day 1,423): beaddboard.

Beadboard
Beadboard
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Landscape Urban

Wednesday July 9, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – More ultra wide work in familiar settings.

Day 1,728 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Rat redux
Rat redux
Paley Park
Paley Park
Store front with attitude
Store front with attitude

On this day four years ago (day 267): 100 Riverside Boulevard.

Riverside Park South
Riverside Park South
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Landscape Urban

Tuesday March 25, 2014

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Today after walking though Times Square I revisited one of the Alice Aycock sculptures on the Park Avenue traffic islands.

This is day 1,622 of at least one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Alice Aycock
Alice Aycock
tickets
tickets
Times Square
Times Square

On this day one year ago (day 1,257): Venini vase. Venini is at the high end of Murano glassmakers.

Venini
Venini