sunrise series. sky high.

Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar manual focus lens

Stunning B&W of an enormous morning sun blaring through the clouds as a distant bird flies by in silhouette. The dreamy lines of this image would make a wonderful canvas piece, and especially so with it’s two sister images in the sunrise series collection. All four photos were taken with a Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar lens in the very early morning.

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classic

Zeiss 50mm Makro Planar manual focus lens

B&W silver toned photo of a classic Porsche sitting in the owner’s driveway. The entire image is slightly out of focus to enhance the aging feeling of a classic automobile, and even though this photo was taken in 2013, the image doesn’t give that away. The off center composition, the silver toned lighting, and lack of sharp focused detail, and a very interesting subject work together very well to show off a classic piece in a classic way. Taken with a Zeiss 50mm Makro Planar manual focus lens shot wide open at f/2.

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shipyard

Zeiss 50mm Makro Planar manual focus lens

An intriguing set of neatly aligned boat docking stands seen in an old shipyard in Connecticut. The slightly out of focus background helps the subject pop out of the photo into attention. This photo reminds me of a line of soldiers with their prominent white armbands all in a row standing at attention in wartime, and that personification is only furthered by the old look and feel of the black and white. One of my all-time favorites. Taken with a Zeiss 50mm Makro Planar manual focus lens wide open at f/2, 1/4000.

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february sunrise

Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro Planar manual focus lens

This is one of my all time favorite sunrise photos because of the unusual and striking color palette that, even after shooting hundred of sunrises, I still haven’t seen before. The soft muted reds, oranges, blues and greys really look like winter to me, which is perfect since this is one of the last February sunrises I shot. Normally I would recommend printing sunrises on canvas and mounting them stretched to display, but this palette is so elegant that I think I would prefer a standard, simple gallery frame for this one. Taken with a Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro Planar manual focus lens on February 25th, 2014.

Please feel free to check out the February Sunrise Collection as well. The palettes in this triptych display incredibly well together even though the photos were all taken at completely different times of the year, and two of the photos are actually sunsets, not sunrises.

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do not enter

zeiss 15mm f2.8 distagon manual focus lens ze mount for canon

Such an ironic perspective of The Big Apple… “DO NOT ENTER” in front of the Melting Pot of the world. The sharp detail in the foreground contrasts beautifully with the soft slightly out of focus view of the city, and metaphorically supports the irony captured in this image. Taken with a Carl Zeiss ultra wide angle 15mm Distagon lens at f/2.8 to create this shallow depth of field effect.

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midtown

zeiss 15mm ultra wide angle manual focus lens

Stunningly detailed wide angle view of Midtown Manhattan taken from across the East River on Roosevelt Island. The dramatic clouds framed this shot beautifully and created a powerful, slightly intimidating image synonymous with New York City. This would make a great presentation in a white mat white frame. Taken with the renowned Carl Zeiss 15mm f2.8 ultra wide angle Distagon manual focus lens.

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rush hour

zeiss 135mm apo sonnar lens

A typical scene almost anywhere in Manhattan at almost anytime of the day, especially during rush hour. The morning sunshine blasting through from East to West across 62nd Street as it intersects First Ave created a wonderfully contrasty image here, and the composition is very cramped to illicit the same feeling you get if you were sitting in your car on this very street… something New Yorkers are quite familiar with. A classic image for anyone who recognizes that there is only one place this photo could have been taken… Manhattan. Also notice that the traffic light is green 🙂 Taken with a Carl Zeiss 135mm Apo Sonnar lens.

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all american

Zeiss 135mm f2 apo sonnar manual focus lens

This huge evening ray of sunshine spotlighted the American flag in Midtown Manhattan and created a dramatic contrasty scene that would make any New Yorker proud. Such a rare opportunity to capture light like this between the skyscrapers. Taken with a Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar lens.

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masterpiece

Zeiss 100mm f2 Makro Planar manual focus lens

Stunning detail and perfect anatomic proportions in the hand of this marble statue. The dramatic lighting created the most beautiful shadows that made this image one of my all time favorites. Available as 1/20 Limited Edition prints. Taken with a Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar lens.

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can’t walk can’t talk

Canon 50mm f1.2 lens

This was one of those moments in New York when you stop for a split second and appreciate what you’ve got. I came across this homeless Vet outside of Madison Square Garden last summer, saw his sign, and just felt that I needed to photograph him. It’s not easy to impress a New Yorker, but “can’t walk. can’t talk. please help.” stopped me in my tracks for a few minutes. Taken with a Canon 50mm f1.2 lens on a 5D Mark III.

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vino

Zeiss 35mm f1.4 distagon lens

Restaurant bars and lounges are amazing places to take photos if you have the courage to take out your camera with everyone watching. The endless rows of wine glasses and bottles, along with the vibrant colors and dim lighting, make for some of the most interesting photos. This is a very dramatically lit B&W photo of wine glasses hanging neatly from a ceiling rack. I love the unusual perspective and the shallow depth of field with only the front edge of the rims in sharp focus. It’s got a very artistic look to it, and I am dying to see this as either a very large 20×30 pearl print, or as a huge 30×45 floating canvas. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon at f/4.5, 1/40 handheld.

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white on black on grey

zeiss 35mm f2 distagon lens

Stunningly clear reflections in the cold winter water with a perfect balance of light and dark. This is one of my favorite photographs with it’s incredible balance of tonality and composition. It displays beautifully in a medium sized print with a white mat and black gallery style frame. Available as 1/50 Limited Edition prints. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon lens.

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spiritual

Zeiss 100mm f2 makro planar

The intensity and warmth of the sun shining through the harsh winter thunderstorm clouds onto the steeple of this Asheville cathedral struck a very spiritual cord with me, and I tried to capture this beautiful moment as purely as possible without altering anything after the photo was taken. This scene was only visible for a few seconds before the fast moving clouds passed and shielded out the sun. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar manual focus lens.

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mystic

Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon lens ZE mount for Canon

Calm, crisp reflections of a docked sailboat and the surrounding marina on a February evening during sunset. As you all know by now, my favorite images tend to be the ones that capture a feeling rather than an image, and this photograph is no exception. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon lens.

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marina

Zeiss 35mm f1.4 lens for Canon

Wonderfully detailed B&W photo of a summertime marina full of docked boats in Noank, CT. This is a great nautical scene that would make a stunning gallery-style print to display in the home of anyone who treasures boating. I would recommend a medium size print for this particular image, perhaps 16×20, and a simple white frame, white mat for best display. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon lens and a Canon 5D Mark III camera.

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stacked

Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZE mount lens photos

Noticing unexpected color in unusual places is one of the qualities that got me interested in photography, and I’m always astounded at how often this happens in New York. This was taken on a W 23rd Street stoop on my way to High Line Park. The subject matter is completely uninteresting, but the colors make it artful and alluring. I could see this on a small size canvas in a living area adding a slash of color to an earth-toned interior. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f1.4 lens with a Canon 5D Mark III camera.

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no sail

Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon lens

Desolate, lonely, but strikingly beautiful sail boat dock in the middle of winter. There are no sails to be had here, but the inverted reflections of the wood posts and large masts in the distance set this image off, and the calm crisp atmosphere makes this photo a special one. The evening light and the setting sun provided a beautiful backdrop and a backlit contrast on the dock itself that made it perfect for a B&W capture. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon lens mounted on a Canon 5DIII camera.

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keep it real

Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon lens

This guy had the right idea last summer… taking a peaceful nap in the shade of one of the gorgeous trees in Madison Square Park. I love the grainy-ness and the deep blacks in the image… they make it more interesting and artistic than just a standard sharp focus photo that you’ll see much more often. Street photography is so difficult in New York, but when you nail one, you really get something special. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon lens at f/2.

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high line lookout

Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZE mount lens for Canon

Stunningly detailed black and white photograph taken from the High Line Park in the MeatPacking District of NYC. This view is almost as interesting in color as it is in B&W with the exception of all of the tremendous fine details that your eye misses when the image is viewed in color. Shooting this image in B&W gives it a classic old-world look that makes it a truly timeless photograph and a familiar scene to native New Yorkers everywhere. Fine detail like this is perfect for a professional Pearl print… you’ll notice twice as much detail as you do on your computer monitor!

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global

Canon 24-70mm II zoom lens

Stunningly detailed black and white photograph of the steel globe on display in Columbus Circle on the Upper West Side. The globe with all seven continents represented, is particularly relevant now with the Olympic Games bringing the world together in celebration of global unity and the spirit of friendly competition. This image would look phenomenal as a white frame, white mat gallery frame in almost any setting. Taken with a Canon 24-70II zoom lens.

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