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

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Vacant Lot Weed

New York, New York

It amazes me that you can still encounter vacant lots in the heart of mid-town. The weed is pretty amazing too.


New York, New York

Evening on Park Avenue.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Autumn Color

Bethlehem, Connecticut (Long Meadow Pond)

The fall colors are very subdued this year and that has its own special charm.

Torrington, Connecticut (Burr Pond State Park)


New York, New York

Two ground-level retail spaces getting ready for new tenants.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Drain Pipe

Derby, Connecticut

I don't have any idea what the tag says, but I kind of like the style. The elements of the scene seem to fit together. The drainpipe had to come first. Was the graffiti done just now, with the weeds in place, or has it been there for a while with the weeds growing up to match? Just a few weeks ago there was a plastic mini-billboard here. It might have been covering the tag, or that might have been sprayed after the advertisement was removed.


Derby, Connecticut

Or maybe the giant will just crush you.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Locked Out

New York, New York

It took a moment before I realized these folks were locked out of their car, trying to unlock the driver's door with a strip of metal.