NEW YORK NEW YORK – What filthy weather. I took refuge in my office and shot darkness at noon out my window. The image is poor quality as it was shot through rain streaked glass.
In reviewing the last few days’ posts this site is looking more raucous than usual, which is just fine. It’s the juxtaposition of Manhattan, Ecuador, the Dolomites, Capri and a couple of weddings. Posting the previous years’ pictures full sized contributes to the diverse look. I wish my life were actually more like this.
Day 1,721 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Sandy passed by here last night. It was noisy, but up here on Carnegie Hill we didn’t loose power (or anything else). We think of Carnegie Hill as a neighborhood on the Upper East Side, but it’s actually on a hill. We stayed in until the weather quieted down and then took a walk in the neighborhood. Not much drama here. The FDR Drive is closed, which permitted getting some angles that I’ll never be able to photograph again. All taken with my Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summilux FLE lens.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – We had violent thunderstorms today. As it was starting to clear I took my AlpA TC, a 72mm Schneider XL and a light tripod to the roof of our building, and then to the Central Park Reservoir. The lurid colors are real. The fact that the landscape is soaking wet enhances colors in the brilliant light that followed the storm. The first color images is stitched from two separate images; the second color imagefrom five separate images.