Wednesday July 2, 2014

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.

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On this day last year (day 1,356):More Dolomites.

Little Church
Little Church

Saturday May 24, 2014

WARREN CONNECTICUT – At last, some decent light. Passing storm clouds provided wonderful, dramatic light here this afternoon. We had some friends over in the evening so I’m providing a snapshot.

Day 1,682 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.

Storm
Storm
Warren light
Warren light`
Big Green Egg
Big Green Egg

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On this day three years ago (day 586): West 35th Street.

35th Street
35th Street

Tuesday October 30, 2012

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.

FDR Drive
FDR Drive
After Sandy
After Sandy
Debris
Debris
Municipal Asphalt Plant
Municipal Asphalt Plant
Joggers on the FDR
Joggers on the FDR

On this day one year ago: Fall colors after the blizzard. As I said . . . we had a freak storm last year on this date.

Fall colors after the blizzard
Fall colors after the blizzard

Monday August 15, 2011

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.

Storm clouds
Storm clouds
After the storm
After the storm
After the storm
After the storm

On this day last year: Starbuck’s.

Starbuck's

Sunday May 15, 2011

WARREN CONNECTICUT – This was another in a seemingly endless string of rainy, foggy days. This is actually a continuation of the months of very heavy precipitation that we had during out long, hard winter. In reality the rain is a blessing. Steven Solomon’s book Water suggests that we’re on the verge of a global crisis where in many parts of the world the supply of clean water will not meet the needs of expanding population. The North Eastern United States is one of the regions of the world with a water surplus and enough rain to permit agriculture with little irrigation. Of course in Connecticut “agriculture” means digging massive stones out of the earth and fighting frost in May and October . . .

This is Lake Waramaug from the Hopkins Inn taken with my Leica M9 and the Bokeh King.

Lake Waramaug
Lake Waramaug

Earlier in the day I caught this with my M9 and a 135mm APO Telyt lens.

Spring Rain
Spring Rain

On this day last year: Trump Bar.

AT&T Building

Sunday December 26, 2010

WARREN CONNECTICUT – The leading edge of the Boxing Day blizzard. We stocked up on food in the morning on the theory that the blizzard would leave us snow bound for a couple of days, which turned out to be the case. Here’s an image from the early hours of the storm, taken with my Hasselblad H4D-60 and a tilt shift adapter that permits view camera-like movements, that I’ve used here to enhance the shallow depth of field. The image is in color but the weather froze the color out of the landscape.

Blizzard
Blizzard

On this day one year ago: San Miguel de Allende.

Shipping