WARREN CONNECTICUT – New Years Eve. We’re planning a quiet evening at home tonight, a relief given the high level of activity around here since before Christmas, so no pictures of drunken revelers today.
Every morning I load a card into my camera, format it, put a freshly charged battery in and then check it by taking a shot of my feet or whatever else is around to make sure that the camera’s settings are all inbounds. That way I know that I’m ready to shoot for the rest of the day. When I deviate from this routine I get into to trouble. Sometimes the random morning test shot its pretty good. Here’s the rug in my study here. Later in the day ruins somewhere near the town line between Morris and Warren, CT; there light was really dull so nothing of great interest here.
Day 1,903 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
On this day two years ago (day 1,173): Mack. I’ve rethought the crop on this one. I shot with a Rollei 2.8F for many years, then a Hasselblad 501. Both have square frames, so I often see things as squares. Two years ago I put this image up uncopped. Today I’ve cropped it square.
WARREN CONNECTICUT – So here’s the quilt in Connecticut. We bought it at the annual rummage sale at John’s Episcopal Church in Washington CT for very little and then spent 18 months having it restored. It really is of a piece with the quilt that I shot with my iPhone in the Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga. Probably not the same author but the same time, style and fabrics. Taken my iPhone.
Now the picture from the Adelphi. Note the iPhone’s tendency to blow out the whites.
On this day last year: Lamu, Kenya. Where my legal homeys hang in Lamu.
WARREN, CONNECTICUT – Odd, this photography stuff. You can travel to Arizona, spend a week shooting and come back with not much. Or you can walk around the house, spot a familiar object in elegant light that transforms it. Here’s a chair in our dining room capture with my Leica M9 and a 50mm Noctilux.
A Garuda in our garden, a residue of a trip to Bali. Also with the Nocti.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Well here I am working with the iPhone again. I really like this thing as a camera. This is taken in our office and surprisingly the iPhone handles the color of the chairs (called “paprika” by the decorator) and the mixed lighting.