Tuesday October 10, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – On foot in midtown with my Leica Monoctrom.

Day 2,917 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Construction – Fifth Avenue

On this day two years ago (day 2,187): Tuck it away. A warehouse near an onramp of the Major Deagan Expressway. It was subsequently gutted by a fire.

Say 2186 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
Just across the Madison Avenue Bridge

Wednesday September 27, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Today is a little bit of an embarrassment. I actually took a picture of the clock in Grand Central Terminal, one of the most photographed objects in the world. Not even at a very interesting angle – I’m going to try again with a longer lens.

Day 2,904 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

GCT
Construction

On this day five years ago (day 10,78): Coral Beach Club, Bermuda, which has subsequently filed for bankruptcy.

Umbrella
Umbrella

Thursday September 21, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A really good day walking around the upper east side with my Leica Monochrom and 50mm Summicron v.4 lens.

Day 2,898 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Yura
Smithsonian
Smithsonian
Spence

On this day six years ago (day 707): Shanghai World Financial Center. This was shot with a little Panasonic pocket camera, proving that being there is more important than equipment choice.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Tuesday September 19, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Out with my lovely little Leica Q today – a marvelous little camera with a fixed 28mm lens.

Day 2,896 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

59th Street Bridge
in the rain
Lexington Avenue

On this day seven years ago (day 338): Hyde Park, nine frames stitched. Converted to black and white with my proprietary formula.

Hyde Park

Tuesday August 29, 2017

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I strapped my Leica 50mm f.95 Noctilux onto my Leica Monochrom camera today and went out to the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. The concept was to shoot it wide open with an neutral density filter, using live view to focus, rather than the rangefinder which isn’t that reliable at f.95. From a focus standpoint the results were fine, but I’m finding that I don’t really care for the swirly bokeh – the look of the out of focus portions of the image – that characterizes this lens. Judge for yourself.

Day 2,875 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

On this day seven years ago (day 319): Food Market, Nairobi