Landscape Out my window Travel Urban

Monday October 25, 2010

NEW YORK, NEW YORK and CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Well I’m two for two on out the window shots for the day. I started the morning in New York with a lovely sunrise. Yes, I’ve said that I don’t do sunrises and sunsets but this seemed sufficiently spectacular to warrant and exception. Out our dining room window with my Leica M9 and 28mm Sumicron Asph. lens.

Manhattan sunrise

Midmorning I left for Chicago to attend an two day mutual fund directors’ conference. By the time I got to my hotel and registered for the conference the day’s rather poor light was failing. I took a walk along the Chicago River but didn’t take anything that I liked. When I got back to my hotel I got this out the window. Leica M9 and 90mm Elmarit lens.

Chicago River Tour Boat

On this date one year ago I was in Portland Oregon at a farmers market: October 25, 2009

Farmers Market Portland Oregon
Landscape Street Travel

Wednesday June 30, 2010

QUITO ECUADOR – We’re back in Quito getting ready for the flight home. I woke up early to capture the city waking up in lovely light. The man near the center of the frame is wheeling his shoeshine stand toward Plaza de La Indepenencia where he will set it up for the day.

Shoe shine man

Leica M9 with 28mm Summicron

Landscape Urban

Wednesday June 16, 2010

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Up early to prepare for meetings, I made this panorama of sunrise over Boston harbor. I’ve written elsewhere that I don’t have much use for photographs of sunrises and sunsets, They do, after all, happen every day: its unlikely that I or anyone else is going to create great or unusual work by pointing a camera east in the early morning. I doubt that any artist since Joseph Mallord William Turner has made much of a contribution to our understanding or appreciation of sunrises and sunsets. I’ve pasted a copy of Turner’s Sunrise with Sea Monsters below.

One also has to consider the burden at this time of year of getting up very early to photograph a sunrise: sunrise today in Boston was at 5:06. That’s actually why I’ve posted a sunrise – I had a very busy day in Boston so I got up early to capture my image for the day. The first frame of this image was time stamped by the camera as 10:00:50 because I set the clock in all of my cameras to UTC so I don’t have to worry about whether they are on correct local time when I travel.

Sunrise Boston Harbor

Leica M9 plus 35mm Summicron Asph.

Turner Sunrise with Sea Monsters
Landscape Out my window

Saturday May 15, 2010

WARREN CONNECTICUT – Up early for a lovely sunrise.  We’ve controlled the underbrush in a wooded area to create a park-like setting.  The over-the-top colors are  . . . well . . . what it looked like.  Image taken with a Leica M9 and 24mm Summilux – three images stitched.

Spring Sunrise

Saturday April 24, 2010

WARREN, CONNECTICUT – A bafflingly beautiful Spring day.    Repair of of broken links is proceeding – we have updated he months of October and November, 2009 and March and April of 2010.

New England spring
-Woody's Picks Landscape

Monday February 15, 2010

WARREN, CONNECTICUT – Sunrise on a much warmer day.  Just two weeks to March with its hope for Spring.  Luke Tanner’s cornfield.

Warren sunrise
Landscape Urban

Wednesday January 20, 2010


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