NEW YORK NEW YORK – Now we’re talking. Out with my Leica Monochrom today and the lovely 75mm Summicron lens. Here’s a multi-frame capture of the Lipstick Building and Citicorp Center reflected off of 909 Lexington. Why haven’t I ever seen this angle before. My mojo is edging back into the picture.
Day 2553 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
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 – Sometimes shooting through the window of a glass curtain wall building works. It takes a little bit of technique to avoid reflections and dirty spots on the glass but sometimes it can be done. Here’s a twofer: the Lipstick Building and the Chrysler Building. This is out the window of my office. Three frames stitched with my Leica Monchrom and 75mm Summicron lens. It’s an accident that I’ve posted two tall skinny pictures within a week of each other.
Day 1,545 of one photograph a day for the rest of my life.
NEW YOR NEW YORK – As I may have mentioned before I’m in the process of getting my sea legs with a new camera, a Leica S medium format camera. This is always lengthy process. It obviously requires familiarity with the controls, but also an understanding of the camera’s capabilities and how to get the most out of it. This requires months of intense usage. Some of my early images have been uninteresting but I’m starting to hit my stride working back over some familiar territory. Today it was skyscrapers in dramatic light, something that I’ve done a lot of given my inclination toward landscape and my residence in Manhattan.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – This is the best time of year to photograph Manhattan at night. “Night” happens early. It’s dark by 5:30 0r so so the lights are still on in most offices while the exteriors are dark. This opportunity continues through mid-January, but at least now it’s not freezing cold. I’m working without a tripod here with a fast lens, my 24mm f1.4 Summicron, and relatively high iso (5000) on my leica Monochrom. Shooting up in Manhattan is a regular theme here. Here you go: