Bow Bridge and the Weeping Willow

Continuing my series of Autumn in Central Park on 35mm film. This was taken a week before hurricane Sandy and all trees in this shot survived the storm including the Weeping Willow.

Continuing my series of Autumn in Central Park on 35mm film. This was taken a week before hurricane Sandy and all trees in this shot survived the storm including the Weeping Willow.


Olympus Stylus Epic on Fuji Color Pro 800Z film

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On the Rocky Banks of The Lake

Taken along the Lake in The Ramble of Central Park

Taken along the Lake in The Ramble of Central Park


Olympus Stylus Epic on Fuji Color Pro 800Z film

A Colorful Path to San Remo

Autumn in Central Park on 35mm film with a view of the twin towers of the San Remo apartment building.

Autumn in Central Park on 35mm film with a view of the twin towers of the San Remo apartment building.


Olympus Stylus Epic on Fuji Color Pro 800Z film.

Colors On The Rocks

Central Park, New York City

Central Park, New York City


Olympus Stylus Epic on Fuji Color Pro 800Z film

Autumn Urban Wilderness

Something peaceful on this American Thanksgiving Day.  The Ramble in Central Park.

Something peaceful on this American Thanksgiving Day.
The Ramble in Central Park.


Olympus Stylus Epic on Fuji Color Pro 800Z film

Catching a bit of sun…

A mannequin enjoying the scene on St. Marks place in the East Village; New York City

A mannequin enjoying the scene on St. Marks place in the East Village; New York City


Olympus Stylus Epic, Fuji 800 press.

‘t was a Grainy Night on Wall street

Wall Street, New York City on a rainy night.

Wall Street, New York City on a rainy night.


Olympus OM2 Zuiko 50mm f1.8 Fuji 800-press film

Hats and Body Piercings

Vendors of St. Marks Place, in the East Village, New York City

Vendors of St. Marks Place, in the East Village, New York City


Olympus Stylus Epic with Fuji 800 press film.

A New York Wedding Party

Ingredients: a Hot Dog Stand for food and drink, a bunch of tourists as party guests and a Bride and Groom. (rain optional) Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.

Ingredients: a Hot Dog Stand for food and drink, a bunch of tourists as party guests and a Bride and Groom. (rain optional)
Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.


Olympus Stylus Epic “weatherproof” 35mm camera w. Fuji 800Z film.

Waiting for Customers

On Prince Street in the East Village in New York City.

On Prince Street in the East Village in New York City.


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8 lens, Fuji 800 press film.

A Rainy Day at Bethesda

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8 lens, Fuji 800 Press film.

Autumn Blues

Blue sky at dusk over the Great Lawn in Central Park

Blue sky at dusk over the Great Lawn in Central Park


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens, Fuji 800Z film

Autumn Yellow

Maple leaves near the band shell in Central Park, New York City.

Maple leaves near the band shell in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 135mm f3.5 Fuji 800Z

An Autumn Conversation

Autumn colors at The Pool in Central Park, New York City.

Autumn colors at The Pool in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM2, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Fuji 800Z

Night Marbles

Metropolitan museum at night

Metropolitan museum at night


I recently was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art after hours and luckily had my Olympus Trip 35 with me loaded with Fuji Superia 400 film.

The Joy of Spring Cleaning

This little guy seems to attack the job with a smile.

This little guy seems to attack the job with a smile.


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

The Wet Wedding

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park


Trip 35, loaded with Fuji Supria 400 film.

Tunnel Vision

53rd street and Lexington Ave subway station

53rd street and Lexington Ave subway station


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

The End of the Tunnel

Getting to the exit at the 53rd Street Subway Station, Lexington Avenue, New York Cit

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.

A Mesmerizing Wall

"Samurai Tree Invarients" (2006) by Gabriel Orozco; MoMA.

“Samurai Tree Invarients” (2006) by Gabriel Orozco; MoMA.


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

The Pink Umbrella

The Pink Umbrella

Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.7, Fuji Superia 400

Under a Heart of Light

Time-Warner Center

Time-Warner Center


I was struck by the heart-shaped light hovering over the waiting person. It created a somewhat supernatural effect in a noir image.
Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400.

The Deli Workers

Delicatessen shop on St. Mark's Place in the East Village, New York City.

Delicatessen shop on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, New York City.


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400.

Nothing to Wear

The colors and mannequin in this bare shop window at Benetton caught my attention; Time Warner Center, New York City.

The colors and mannequin in this bare shop window at Benetton caught my attention; Time Warner Center, New York City.


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400

A Tribute to the Sailors

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.

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.

Shopping for Pink

St. Mark's Place, East Village, New York City.

St. Mark’s Place, East Village, New York City.


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f.28; Fuji Superia 400.

Liberty View

Winter at the Battery Park City esplanade

Winter at the Battery Park City esplanade


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 converted to BW.

Passing a Ray of Sunshine

Woman in front of the Metropolitan Museum

Woman in front of the Metropolitan Museum


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.

The Waiting Game

Girl waiting at MoMA

Girl waiting at MoMA


Olympus Trip 35

Winter Reflections

The Ramble and Oak Bridge seen from the Hernshead, Central Park.

The Ramble and Oak Bridge seen from the Hernshead, Central Park.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 converted to BW.

Monster Art

Gabriel Orozco. Installation view of Mobile Matrix (2006) at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Graphite on gray whale skeleton.

Gabriel Orozco. Installation view of Mobile Matrix (2006) at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Graphite on gray whale skeleton.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 converted to BW

Trapped in Art

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.

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.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8 @1/40 sec., Fuji Superia 400

The Exit

Leaving the video installation by Joan Jonas; Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

Leaving the video installation by Joan Jonas; Museum of Modern Art, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8 @1/40 sec., Fuji Superia 400

Art and Silhouettes

People watching detail of video installation "Mirage" by Joan Jonas; Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

People watching detail of video installation “Mirage” by Joan Jonas; Museum of Modern Art, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8 @1/40 sec., Fuji Superia 400

Into the Bowels of Manhattan

Heading down at the 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue subway station, New York City.

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

Three Cold Bears

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.

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.

A Cold Dog Walk

Man walking his dog on a snowy day in Central Park

Man walking his dog on a snowy day in Central Park


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 converted to BW.

A Shelter from the Snow

The Ladies' Pavilion at the Hernshead in Central Park. New York City.

The Ladies’ Pavilion at the Hernshead in Central Park. New York City.


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400

Cold Curves

Central Park, New York City.

Central Park, New York City.


Olympus Stylus Epic weatherproof 35mm film on Fuji Superia film.

Winter at Bethesda

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park.

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park.


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 converted to BW

The Lake on film

The Lake in Central Park, New York City.

The Lake in Central Park, New York City.


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.

A dog walking wheel

Woman walking her dog on 83rd street near Third Avenue, New York City.

Woman walking her dog on 83rd street near Third Avenue, New York City.


Another candid with my Nikon L35 AF 35mm point and shoot on Fuji Superia 200.

Caught

No bike riding on path, Central Park, New York City

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

Autumn in Central Park on Film #16

Alice in Wonderland at the sailboat pond, Central Park, New York City.

Alice in Wonderland at the sailboat pond, Central Park, New York City.


Continuing my series of Autumn in Central Park on Fuji Superia film. This time with my Olympus 35SP rangefinder camera w. the Zuiko 42mm f1.7 lens.

San Remo in the Pink

Sunset over the San Remo apartment building seen over the Lake in Central Park, New York City.

Sunset over the San Remo apartment building seen over the Lake in Central Park, New York City.


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

The Day after Black Friday

A mannequin, stripped bare, stands lonely and discarded  outside a store on Madison Avenue, New York City.

A mannequin, stripped bare, stands lonely and discarded outside a store on Madison Avenue, New York City.


Olympus 35SP rangefinder, Zuiko 42mm f1.7, Fuji Superia 200

Autumn in Central Park on Film #15

A lonely biker on the 72nd street drive in Central Park, New York City.

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.

Autumn in Central Park on Film #14

The Ramble in Central Park, New York City.

The Ramble in Central Park, New York City.


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

Autumn in Central Park on Film #13

The Ramble in Central Park, New York City.

The Ramble in Central Park, New York City.


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

Autumn in Central Park on Film #12

A fork in the path; The Ramble in Central Park, New York City.

A fork in the path; The Ramble in Central Park, New York City.


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