Vertigo

Vertigo

Stairwell at the Museum of the City of New York

Texting on the Way Down

Texting on the Way Down

Battery Park City, New York.

Staring down a Light-Fall

Staring down a Light-Fall

Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (America) (1994–95), in a stairwell of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.

The Journey Up

Recording the way up on the escalator of the Hudson Yards Subway Station

Recording the way up on the escalator of the Hudson Yards Subway Station


Sony RX100 III

Into The Abyss

Staircase at the Whitney Museum on Gansevoort street .

Staircase at the Whitney Museum on Gansevoort street .


Fujifilm X100T

On A Downward Track

Time-Warner Center, New York City

Time-Warner Center, New York City


Olympus E-M5 with the Lumix G vario 12-35mm/f2.8 lens

Climbing Olympus

A NYC marathon runner climbing to the top at the Javitz Center where the PDN Photo Expo and the New York Marathon collided.  Both had their exhibits and festivities at the same time.

A NYC marathon runner climbing to the top at the Javitz Center where the PDN Photo Expo and the New York Marathon collided. Both had their exhibits and festivities at the same time.


Olympus E-M5 with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens

Of Steps and Stairs

Stairs at the Library building of the New York Botanical Garden

Stairs at the Library building of the New York Botanical Garden

Canon S100

On A Downward Spiral

Glass staircase at the Apple store on West 67th street and Broadway

Glass staircase at the Apple store on West 67th street and Broadway

Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

More Confusion at the Library

Confusing lines at the stairs at the New York Public Library in New York City.

Confusing lines at the stairs at the New York Public Library in New York City.


Ricoh GR

Confusion at the Library

Stairs the the New York Public Library.

Stairs the the New York Public Library.


Ricoh GR

A Whirlpool of Commerce

Stairs at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street.

Stairs at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street.


Ricoh GR

Apple Steps

Stairs at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue and59th Street.

Stairs at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue and59th Street.


Ricoh GR

Tranquility

Stairs at the New York Society Library

Stairs at the New York Society Library


Taken with the iPhone 4S.

Descent into a Shopping Delight

Stairs at the Apple computer store on Broadway and West 67th Street, New York City.

Stairs at the Apple computer store on Broadway and West 67th Street, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens.

Stairway to Photo Heaven

Climbing the stairs to the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in the Javitz Center, New York City.

Climbing the stairs to the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in the Javitz Center, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

An elegant Staircase

The freestanding elliptical staircase at the Bartow Pell Mansion in Pelham Bay Park, New York City.

The freestanding elliptical staircase at the Bartow Pell Mansion in Pelham Bay Park, New York City.


Canon S100, processed in Silver Efex Pro2.

Backstage at the Bandshell

Central Park, New York City.

Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM1, Zuiko 40mm f2, Ilford XP2-400 film.

Stairway to Heaven

African Burial Ground National Monument. Broadway and Duane Street, New York City.

African Burial Ground National Monument.
Broadway and Duane Street, New York City.


Panasonic G3, G. Vario 1:3.5-5.6/14-45mm

The Shadow Strikes Again

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park.

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park.


Lumix G3 with an Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

Sandy Hook Light

Interior  of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, which, originally built in 1764, is the oldest lighthouse in the United States. The views from the top were great, but the temperature during the climb up was 90°F (32°C).  Sandy Hook, NJ

Interior of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, which, originally built in 1764, is the oldest lighthouse in the United States. The views from the top were great, but the temperature during the climb up was 90°F (32°C). Sandy Hook, NJ


Lumix LX3

The First Step Up……

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 xtra.

A Metropolitan Stroll

staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange Building (1893-1894) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange Building (1893-1894) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Olympus Pen E-p1 and a 17mm Zuiko pancake lens.

Gossip under the stairs

MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) New York City.

MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) New York City.


Olympus E-p2 and the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens, converted to BW in Silver Efex Pro.

Stair Lift

Floating up the stairs at Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.

Floating up the stairs at Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.


Canon G9

Blossoms and Stairs

Stairs and Blossoms at the Resrvoir in Central Park

Stairs and Blossoms at the Resrvoir in Central Park


These blossoms and stairs seemed to beautifully go together on this rainy day. Taken at the Central Park Reservoir in New York City with my Olympus Trip 35 and Fuji Superia 400 film.

Criminal Stairs

Stairs behind bars in the New York City Subway system.

Stairs behind bars in the New York City Subway system.


Olympus OM2-n Zuiko 40mm f2.0 Ilford XP2-400

Wedding steps

Wedding at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

Wedding at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park


The afternoon light at Bethesda Terrace hits the stairs in a perfect way for some romantic shots.
Taken with the Olympus Pen E-p1 and the kit 14-42mm lens.

With a hat and a handbag

Behesda Terrace, Central Park

Behesda Terrace, Central Park


I love hanging out and watching the scene at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park. The stairs with all the tourists are particularly interesting and give ample photo opportunities. This time I had my Canon G9 digital. I converted this shot from RAW to BW with a photoshop plug-in.

Following her shadow

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.


I was watching people going up and down the stairs when I saw this young woman wearing bright red stockings approach. Working with a manual focus lens I pre-focused and waited for the perfect moment. The angle and color of the late afternoon sun produced an interesting shadow and a beautiful tone.
Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.
Olympus Pen E-p1 with a vintage Olympus OM 35mm f2.0 manual lens.

Rockefeller Center Stairs

Rockefeller Center, New York City.

Rockefeller Center, New York City.


The Olympus Trip 35, a manual film camera from the 1970’s, and another one of my favorite instruments, does an excellent job at low-light photography. The trick is to set the camera on manual at f2.8 and the shutter will fire at 1/40 sec. With 400 ISO film most shots will come out beautifully. Here is an example of a stairway at Rockefeller Center in New York City., shot with the Trip on Fuji Superia 400 film.

Modern shoppers #1

Apple computer store, Fifth Avenue & 59th Street.

Apple computer store, Fifth Avenue & 59th Street.

The Apple store on Fifth Avenue is one of my favorite places to go for two reasons. Apple…..and the architecture. Another favorite of mine is the Olympus OM 1 camera. I’ve had mine since 1976 and it is still as good as new. They knew how to make quality products in those days. I took this shot of the glass stairs at the Apple store with my 50mm f1.4 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC film and I think the results far surpass what a digital camera can accomplish. But I’m biased 😉

Following their shadows

Three girls following their shadows at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.

Three girls following their shadows at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.


I love working with shadows. Here I was observing people walking up and down the stairs at Bethesda terrace when I noticed these three women coming down. Because of the angle of the sun, late in the afternoon, the shadows of the women walking next to each other appeared to go down the stairs in back of one another.
Bethesda Terrace, New York City.
Olympus Pen E-p1 with a Vintage Zuiko OM 35mm f2.0 manual lens.

Stairs and a bride

A Bride at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

A Bride at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

Bethesda Terrace is one of my favorite places in Central Park to take pictures. In this case the stairs to the underpass and the dappled light coming through the trees create a perfect setting for this bride. I don’t know the bride, just happened to see her.
Taken with my new Olympus Pen E-p1 digital camera and a panasonic Micro four-thirds 44-200mm lens.