Friday, December 14, 2018

Former Post Office

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Over the years I've noticed there have been a series of false starts at repurposing the building, but nothing seems to get all the way to opening. The giant lamps are impressive on a gloomy overcast day.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trees in a City Park

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Along a walking path on the east bank of the Naugatuck River.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Looking North / Looking East

Naugatuck, Connecticut

November 25th and the afternoon light is very wintry even when it's not completely overcast.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Bikes at the Y

Torrington, Connecticut

Interesting to see the building is heading for its hundred-year anniversary. When you walk along the north side of the building you pass huge grated air vents adjacent to the foundation. Especially in cold weather, you smell moist warm air laden with chlorine—it always makes me remember the same smell from the swimming pool at the Y in Montclair, NJ, sixty years ago.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Drive Thru, with Seagull

Waterbury, Connecticut

A dark rainy day. When seagulls come this far north from Long Island Sound it usually means a storm is on the way.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Battle Ready

Waterbury, Connecticut

I'm so old I remember that once upon a time lawyers were at least discouraged from sullying the profession with crass advertising. Then legal firm ads turned up on the back page of the phone book, back in the 80s—the first one I saw featured a picture of an ambulance which I thought indicated that the firm hadn't hired exactly the best ad agency (the term "ambulance chaser" is not complimentary). Now it's the sides of city buses, and towering billboards meant for the commuters on the elevated passover of I-84, with violent rhetoric (battle ready, really, Dude?) that fits with the current political atmosphere.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Picture This!

Torrington, Connecticut

I guess the fire escape was convenient for the tagger.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Power Tower

Litchfield, Connecticut

Interesting light and sky this afternoon at the White Memorial Conservation Center.

Under the I-84 Overpass

Waterbury, Connecticut

St. Anne's church was almost taken out when the I-84 city flyover went through.

Saturday, December 01, 2018


Waterbury, Connecticut

It would be interesting to decode these markings.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018


New York, New York

Electronic screen advertising media keep getting more ubiquitous.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018


New York, New York

Just a reminder that if you click on a picture here you'll get a larger and more legible version. This one really needs the extra size to see what's going on.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Taking a Call

New York, New York

It seems as though the only time people on the sidewalks of New York aren't talking on their cell phones is when they're taking pictures with them.


New York, New York

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Praetorian Guard

New York, New York

It's unclear why just a few hydrants in New York get protective posts while all the rest are left unprotected from random car accidents or sloppy delivery trucks.


New York, New York

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Weeds, Hydrant, and Scooter

Torrington, Connecticut

This morning I was out experimenting with multi-exposure "panoramas" for stitching for increased resolution. But I didn't pass up this shot.

Ads Under the Construction Scaffolding

New York, New York

There's construction everywhere around mid-town. Cranes up in the sky, scaffolding covering the sidewalk every few blocks whichever direction you walk. The advertising continues nevertheless.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Red and Black

New York, New York

An old-fashioned printed-paper poster looks almost quaint now, with so much of mid-town street advertising moved to digital panels. My first thought about the poster was that it must have a Halloween connection since I shot it (with a borrowed Leica M10-P and 35mm Summilux Apo) on the Sunday morning of my Leica/Digital-Platinum workshop at Penumbra, first weekend this past October. A search just now shows me that it's actually advertising a TV show entering its eighth season. Oh well, I haven't watched television in years so I'm out of the loop on that.

For anyone who might be curious, any of the NYC pictures I've been posting these past weeks that are in 2:3 aspect ratio instead of my usual 4:3, were made with the digital Leica during an hour or so of twilight Saturday and a couple hours of early daylight Sunday morning of the workshop weekend.


New York, New York