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Heels and shadows at Rockefeller Center

Heels and shadows at Rockefeller Center


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

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Spring Love at Bethesda #2

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.


Canon G9.

Walking the Line

Seen on the streets of New York City.

Seen on the streets of New York City.


Olympus “Pen” E-2 and a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

A Manhattan Contrast

Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Fifth Avenue, New York City.


The streets of Manhattan are full of contrasts like this view of a fashionable woman passing a not so fashionable man sitting on the steps of a church along Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Olympus “Pen” E-p2 and a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Elegant Steps

Wintergarden, World Financial Center, New York City.

Wintergarden, World Financial Center, New York City.


I recently decided to go out with my Canon G9 again, since I needed to travel light, but wanted to have the flexibility from a slightly wide to fairly strong telephoto lens. In bright light the G9 performs nicely. Here is a scene from Wintergarden, World Financial Center, New York City.

I Know Where I’m Going

Midtown Manhattan, New York.

Midtown Manhattan, New York.


I recently got a vintage Olympus XA2 35mm film camera, loaded it with Kodak TriX and this is one of the first shots I got, taken in front of the steps at the New York Post Office near 34th Street. It is a very handy little point-and-shoot, quick to focus, no shutter lag, whisper quiet and unobtrusive; perfect for street photography.

Olympus XA2, Zuiko 35mm f2.8; Kodak TriX

Black Friday

Heels and shopping bag on Madison Avenue, New York City. Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.

Heels and shopping bag on Madison Avenue, New York City.
Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season.

I took this with my Olympus OM-2n and the lightweight Zuiko 40mm f2.0 lens on Ilford XP2-400 film. The Zuiko 40mm is a perfect street photography lens with its near normal angle and compact size.

Mosaïc heels

Gallery for Roman art, Metropoltian Museum, New York City.

Gallery for Roman art, Metropoltian Museum, New York City.

One of the problems with some digital cameras is the shutter delay. The Canon G9 is no exception, although it is better than some point and shoots. In this case I saw the woman coming and pre-focused on the mosaic. I fired when she put her right foot on the floor and this is the result. I only had one chance.<br Canon G9.

Metropolitan heels

Spiked heels at the Metropolitan Museum

Spiked heels at the Metropolitan Museum

It was a split second decision to take this picture. I happened to walk by this bench as the women crossed her legs creating a nice angle with her feet. The contrast with the patterns of the wooden floor really worked in my opinion. A moment later the scene had changed – she moved her feet and people walked in front of her. Interesting photo moments often last only a fraction of a second.

This shot just called out for high contrast BW, and I converted from RAW to BW using a photoshop plug-in set to “Ilford FP4, on hard paper” with 400 ISO grain. I sharpened the imaged just a touch.

Taken with my Olympus Pen E-p1 and the kit 14-42mm lens.