Getting to the exit at the 53rd Street Subway Station, Lexington Avenue, New York Cit
Of all the cameras I currently own, The Trip 35 is absolutely my favorite. The ease of use, quality of lens and ability in low-light continues to amaze me. Here is a quick shot as I moved toward to exit at the 53rd street subway station on Lexington Ave in New York City. Under extremely challenging light, the Trip, on manual exposure at f2.8, loaded with Fuji Superia 400, gave me an interesting and moody image.
The American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial, a sculpture by Marisol Escobar, dedicated in 1991. The bronze sculpture was inspired by an actual photograph taken by the German attackers as the American marines clung to their sinking vessel.
It seemed that the clouds set a dramatic mood for this moving memorial, while Lady Liberty looked on in the distance.
Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f.28; Fuji Superia 400, converted to BW.
This was one of those chance moments when all the elements came together in an instant to make for an interesting photograph; a woman passing through a shaft of sunlight in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. All I had with me was my Olympus Stylus Epic point and shoot film camera, loaded with Fuji Superia 800 (later converted to BW). With film I had one chance – I had to be fast – these moments disappear in a flash.
Ernesto Neto. Navedenga (installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, 2010). 1998. Polyamide stretch fabric, sand, Styrofoam, cloves, cord, and ribbon, 144 x 180 x 252″ (365.8 x 457.2 x 640.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Heading down at the 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue subway station, New York City.
Taking a break from my snow in Central Park shots until maybe the next storm, which might hit the city tonight. In the mean time I’m continuing to explore the possibilities of low-light photography with the Olympus Trip 35 set on manual at f2.8, which causes it to fire at 1/40 sec – perfect for low light using 400 ISO film.
This was shot while riding down the escalator at the 53rd S. & Lexington Avenue subway station in New York City.
Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8 @1/40 sec., Fuji Superia 400
This bronze sculpture by Paul Manship depicts a group of three bears on a circular stepped pedestal. Located at the Pat Hoffman Friedman Playground at Fifth Avenue and 79th Street, the piece was a gift from Samuel N. Friedman in memory of his wife, Pat. The piece was cast in 1960 and unveiled on October 11, 1990 at the playground dedication.
Olympus Trip 35 with the sharp Zuiko 40mm f2.8 lens, on Fuji Superia 400 film and converted to BW with a Photoshop plug-in.
Nikon L35 AF 35mm Fuji Superia 200, scanned on a Nikon Coolscan V ED.
I was curious to compare digital to film and took these two shots at the same time. I know there is nothing scientific about this comparison, and I know that I can manipulate the digital to make it look like film.
No bike riding on path, Central Park, New York City
A quick snapshot of a biker violating park rules, taken with a new toy, a recently purchased old Nikon L35AF film camera, the first auto-focus point-and-shoot Nikon put on the market. It is a very responsive and sharp little camera, and a lovely street shooter. It was split-second decision to take this shot and the camera had no trouble focusing fast on the sign.
Nikon L35 AF 35mm point and shoot, Fuji Superia 200
A lonely biker on the 72nd street drive in Central Park, New York City.
I have not been shooting with my old Olympus rangefinder for a while because of a problem with it, but recently I bought a second one and I’ve just finished a roll of film. Here is one of the results. The camera, with it’s sharp 42mm f1.7 lens is a joy to hold and use.
Olympus 35SP rangefinder, Zuiko 42mm f1.7, Fuji Superia 200.
Continuing my series of pictures with the legendary Olympus Trip 35 in the Ramble in Central Park, New York City. Not only does the Trip work well in low light, but it does very nicely with back-lit scenes as well. The automatic exposure is right on target, and the Zuiko 40mm lens creates a beautiful sharp image without any noticable flair.
Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 Xtra