Monday August 14, 2017

THE BIG ISLAND, HAWAII – A dreaded travel day – truly so because the trip home is 14 hours long, including the layover in Honolulu. I don’t focus well, visually, on travel days so it’s always a scramble to fulfill my “one photograph every day . . .” pledge. I managed a few snapshots of tropical greenery with my iPhone before departing.

Day 2,860 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day four years ago (day 1,3999): Abstraction

Chair
Chair

Friday August 11, 2017

HILO, HAWAII – This town is the largest population center on the Big Island, and the rainiest city in America. Shot with my Leica Monochrom – in each case four frames stitched.

Day 2,857 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day five years ago (day 1,031): Flags project On the grounds of the Warren Congregational Church.

Field of Flags
Field of Flags

Saturday August 5, 2017

MAUI HAWAII – If you’ve been following these pages you know that my equipment choices generally run to the traditional. I reach first for my Leica Monochrom, a device that has it roots in the 1954 Leica M3. Of course I also own the current high resolution Sony (the A7r2) and use it in situations where speed or color are required.

I do experiment with the latest stuff – equipment that most people are using to capture images today. I’ve grown fairly adept with my iPhone – it’s gotten significantly more photo use since I found an app that lets me capture images in raw file format, which provides better image quality than the jpegs ordinarily produced by the phone. As you may know I’m working opportunistically and enthusiastically with a DJI Mavic drone.

Yesterday I broke down and bought a GoPro, the sports camera that operates in any environment. This thing is tiny and a great deal of fun. It shoots very wide with substantial fish eye distortion, distortion that can be corrected with a profile provided in Adobe Lightroom. Most people use it for its very good video; of course I’m shooting stills.

So here are some GoPro images shot today on a snorkeling trip.

Day 2851 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day seven years ago (day 290): Salman Rushdie and son in Pariti Brazil.

Salman