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When it was set up, the DAILY STOCK SHOT PROJECT was supposed to be a one year project. Last year I extended the project another year due to the popularity of the site, but now it is time to move on.
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Friday, November 30, 2012
|This is the emergency stairwell in my building. I had to climb the 12 flights of stairs during the hurricane blackout. Now I do it regularly as part of my exercise routine.|
|The Empire State Building was lit in red last night. I gave the scene more of a Christmas look by changing the sky color to green.|
|Christmas wreaths were hung up for sale at the farmers market. I photographed this one back lit with a mid-day sun.|
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here are the photos of the meal we prepared at our New York home. I always drive my wife a little crazy by wanting to photograph everything before it is served.
|I prepared a set beforehand by a window so all I had to do was put the turkey and side dishes into it and take a quick picture before we sat down to dinner elsewhere. Taken with a Nikon D800 and 24-70mm zoom lens.|
|Taken with available tungsten light in the kitchen at an ISO of 1000.|
|My daughter, Jamie, always makes a pumpkin pie for the occasion. Photographed with a 50mm f/1.4 lens on a Nikon D800.|
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
|I particularly liked the way the suns rays flared out behind this leaf.|
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Every year I do a calendar for myself using my images. This is a selection of photos I took recently for my personal calendar for 2013. All the photos are of antique Leica cameras in period still life situations.
I put two versions of the calendar on LULU.COM. If anyone loves Leica cameras as much as I do and wants a copy or just wants to check it out, you can access it here: ANTIQUE LEICA 2013 CALENDAR.
I still shoot film with some of these cameras today.
|Leica IIIf - c1954, with complete Leica case of lenses and accessories|
|Leica IIIb - c1938 with 8.5cm f/1.5 Summarex lens|
|Leica IIIf - c1952 with a 20cm Telyt lens and Visoflex I viewer, shown here with a Weston Master III light meter of the same period.|
|Leica I (c1930) with Ur-Leica photo by Oscar Barnak using the first Leica prototype in 1913.|
|Lecia M4 (c1968) - My favorite film Leica, and the one I use today when I want to do some serious black and white film photography.|
|Leica III - c1937 with the special 9cm Thambar lens and soft focus filter.|
|Leica IIIc - c1944|
|Leica III - c1938, one of my favorites. It currently sits on my desk loaded with film and ready to shoot.|
|Leica Standard - c1932|
|Leica M2 with dual-range Summicron c1959. This was the first Leica camera I used professionally.|
|Leica IIIg - c1957|
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
|This is the AIC building by Frank Gehry.|
|Here the low morning sun shines right through one of the apartment towers designed by Richard Meier.|
Friday, November 9, 2012
The card I carry with me is the QPcard 101. It is small enough to conveniently fit in a vest pocket or camera bag. The images below show a rather dramatic example of how effective these cards can be.
For more information and images on this topic see my newer blog at: ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I am including a few of the images I took this year as part of my late autumn project. This year I used a technique of extreme depth of field to bring out a high resolution, sculptural quality to the individual leaves. To do this I took approximately 25 photos of each leaf and combined them later to achieve one image of super depth of field.
To learn more about how this was done and access higher resolution links to these images, visit my new blog at: ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Here is another photo in my series on what the well-dressed photographer would wear at certain periods in history.
The camera is a 1938 Leica III in black paint. It is equipped with a 2.8cm f/6.3 Hektor lens, which was the extreme wide angle of its day and had just been introduced in 1935. The background telephoto lens is a 13.5cm f/4.5 Hektor. In the foreground is a 5cm Summar with a fast f/2 aperture. Next to the camera on the left is a variable focal length viewfinder. The Art Deco styled Remington 5 typewriter in the background is also of the same period.
This photography kit was state of the art in its day -- completely manual, built in range finder, and shutter speeds from 1sec to 1/500 sec. It is also one of the most beautiful cameras ever made and copied in retro-style designs even today.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
|The blacked out part of the city had an eerie look to it lit only by the moon and passing traffic. This is a 20 second exposure taken with a Nikon D600 at ISO 400.|