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Monday August 20, 2018

MANHATTAN – I walked up Third Avenue with my Sony A7riii today. The light turned interesting for a few moments.

Day 3231 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Third Avenue

On this date last year (day 2866 of one photo every day): Sunspots shot as a practice session for the eclipse that we saw on in South Caroline on day 2867.

Sunspots
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Wednesday October 14, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Not much going on today. A few images from the sidewalks of New York from my Leica Monochrom and Luxocron lens.

Day 2190 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Day 2190 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
New York New York 2015
Day 2190 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
Third Avenue red brick apartment

On this day last year (day 1826): Skyline Drive, Virginia

Day 1825 of one picture every day for the rest of my life
Skyline Drive in fog
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Friday July 31, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Another tough day in our personal life. I caught a moment of nice reflected light on Third Avenue.

Day 2115 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Third Avenue
Third Avenue

On this day four years ago (day 645): Lamu.

Lamu seaside
Lamu seaside
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Tuesday June 2, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – I’m in the process of rediscovering my 35mm F1.4 Summilux FLE lens. I’ve worked wit a number of 35s, including the version 4 Summicorn (known as the “bokeh king”) and the current Summichron. the FLE is wonderfully sharp corner to corner and has a look that is a good balance between contrast and acutance. I had drifted away from it because it has some tendency to flare, but of course if you know that you take steps to mitigate it. Here it is showing off on Third Avenue, three frames stitched.

Day 2056 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Third Avenue
Third Avenue

On this say four years ago (day 595): Empire State and Flatiron. As I said four years ago this is a twofer in terms of iconic structures.

Icons
Icons
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Friday May 15, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK – A new camera today. The new version of the Leica Monochrom arrived in my life this morning. I’ve been shooting the original Monochrom for just over three years now. Remember that the Monochroms produce black and white only files; the absence of a Bayer filter over the sensor (which is how cameras see in color) doubles the effective resolution; and the absence of color information leads to a simpler “de-mosaicing” step in in-camera processing, which results in smoother, deeper files. This works for me because I shoot only in black and white.

The old Monochrom produces lovely film-like black and white renderings; based on limited initial experience so does the new Monochrom (which is referred to as Model 246 to distinguish it from the older camera). The new camera doesn’t offer much in the way of resolution improvement: 24 megs without a Bayer filter (up from 18 with the current Monochrom), which produces the equivalent of 48 meg resolution, solidly in medium format land. Based on initial impressions the files are even more flexible than the original Monochrom in terms of ability to bring out shadow detail.

I got the new camera because of some minor sensor issue with the old one and because although it looks exactly the same it just a better camera with improved weather sealing, quieter shutter, better rangefinder, more useful frame lines, faster start up and frame to frame speeds, better high ISO performance and better battery life.

From this point on assume that the images you see on this site are taken with the Leica Model 248 Monochrom. I spent the day shooting familiar scenes to begin to get a feel for the camera.

Day 2038 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Third Avenue
Third Avenue
Ottomelli
Ottomelli

On this day two years ago (day 1308): Basil our Norwich Terrier, breaking my “no photographs of cute pets” rule.

NO DOGS
NO DOGS
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Friday March 29, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – Here we are, on the street in Manhattan in bright early Spring light, with my new Leica M and a 21mm Super Elmar M lens. This is familiar territory working through the plusses and minuses of a new Camera.

57th Street
57th Street

Same lens (21mm) but three frames stitched.

Third Avenue
Third Avenue
Bikes
Bikes

On this day one year ago: Dinner at the Fours Seasons.

Dinner at the Four Seasons
Dinner at the Four Seasons
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Thursday January 24, 2013

NEW YORK NEW YORK – More walking around town with my new Leica S. Three frames stitched in Photoshop.

Third Avenue
Third Avenue

On this day last year: Naples Florida.

Sunny Florida
Sunny Florida