Saturday, February 26, 2011

Manhattan / Canon 1D III

Shot from the Skylight Room at the Waldorf while I was Shooting the annual Emerald Ball.
The lens was the 24-105 F4 L. The only lens you really need on a job.

Friday, February 25, 2011

I will look like this soon; we hope. / Canon 5D

A walk in the park with the Canon 5D and the 35 mm F2 EF lens. I find that shooting with a prime lens frees you from always worrying what focal length to use.

One from Coney Island / Leica M-4

This building was part of the Tornado roller coaster complex. This is now the site of Keyspan Stadium, the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. It was shot on a bright winter day from the boardwalk. The lens was the 50 mm Summicron F2. The film was Tri-x developed in D-76 in 1:1 dilution.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Delaware River / Canon 30D

Shot on a Saturday in the fall with the Canon 16-35 F2.8 L lens.

Inside a temple / Canon F1

A Buddhist temple in Hon Kong way back when. I had just bought the Canon F1 that had not yet arrived in the US. I gave is a try with the Canon 50mm F 1.4 FD lens. The film was the usual Tri-X developed in D-76, 1:1 dilution

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Whe you could not buy torn jeans. / Leica M-4

Way back when you had to tear your own jean to look poor. Very decadent but wnat can you do. This was the "scene" around Bethesda Fountain in Central Park on a typical summer afternoon on week ends. The lens was the 50mm Summicron F2. The film was. of course TriX. It was developed in D-78 in 1:1 dilution.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Man in stadium Leica M-M2R

Shot in a stadium at night with the Summicron 59mm F2. The film was Tri-X pushed to 800 and developed in FG-7. Those were the days when ASA or today, ISO of 800 was considered fast. Well now the sky is the limit and people still complain about ISO speeds. Spoiled by digital cameras that take pictures in the darkd, practically.

Monday, February 21, 2011

One man band way back when / Canon Ft

On Madison Avenue on a Sunday afternoon in June of 1969 with the Canon 50mm F 1.4 FL lens, a true gem. The film, as usual for street photography was Tri-X that I developed in D-76 full strength.

Not again. Enough already! / Nikon D-700

The winter that will not quit. It's pretty but it's also a pain by now. The lens was the Nikkor 20mm F 2.8 D.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

One from the Archives / Canon Ft

Central Park on a Sunday afternoon in October of 1969, the height of the :happenings," and of "making the scene." The place was phenomenal. Full of energy and full of disparate people all trying to convince themselves or others of their invented self. It did make for a great supply of photographic subjects. This shot was made with the Canon 59mm F1.4 FL lens. It was shot on Tri-X that was developed in D-76 full strength. I still remember the time: 8 minutes at 68 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 degrees Celsius. I miss my darkroom.

When you got nothing to do / Nurke & James 4X5

When I had my studio on 36th street ^ Lexington Avenue, there were many times that I had nothing to do. I would then experiment with lighting, cameras. lenses etc. This was made with just window light with the Burke & James 4X5 view camera with 22" bellows and a Ektar 150mm F.5,6 lens in a Caltar shutter. That should bring memories to old timers like me.