In order to travel light, I only took a Lumix LX3 digital and an Olympus Trip 35 film camera with me during a recent trip to Philadelphia. I used the Trip 35 for some night photography and here is my take of Liberty Bell shot on Fuji Superia 400 Xtra, with the Trip set on manual @ f2.8, 1/40 sec.
“Circus Women” (1931), an Elie Nadelman sculpture carved from a single block of Carrera marble, at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. This theater was designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, opened on April 23, 1964 and was formerly known as the New York State Theater. New York City.
I previously posted a similar scene taken with a digital camera. Here is a version taken with my Olympus Trip 35 on Fuji Superia 400 film.
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.
Silhouetted commuters in the main hall of Grand Central Terminal, New York City.
Getting to Grand Central Station in New York City early in the morning when the sun casts long moody shadows in the main hall is always an opportunity for a photographer. I watched the commuters dance around each other for 10 minutes or so, waiting for an interesting combination and ended up taking this shot with my trusty Olympus Trip 35 film camera loaded with Kodak Portra 400.
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.
Catching up with some film shots I took a while ago. Here is another example of low-light photography with the legendary Olympus Trip 35 with the Zuiko 40mm f2.8 lens shot on Fuji Superia 400. Taken on West 53rd street in front of the MoMA. The Trip with 400 ISO film never fails in low light. Just put it on manual f2.8 and snap.
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
When I looked up at the Guggenheim museum shop in New York City, this woman appeared to be stuck in Frank Lloyd Wright’s curves. I snapped a quick shot with my Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, on Fuji Superia 400. This picture seems to work better in BW, so I converted it in photoshop.
Glen Span Arch, (contructed in 1865 and designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould), gateway to the Ravine in northern Central Park, New York City.
Continuing my set Autumn in Central Park on film. This is a view I’ve shot many times in digital, but I’m much more pleased with the results on film. Taken with a digital camera the view through the arch tends to be washed out if you want to keep some details in front of the arch. Negative film with it’s much higher dynamic range works much better under these circumstances.
Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400.