The Aim of Diana

"Diana" by Augustus Saint–Gaudens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Diana” by Augustus Saint–Gaudens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Olympus Trip 35 with Fuji Superia 400 film.

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Something Meditative

Chinese Scholar's Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden, New York.

Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden, New York.

Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm, Fuji Superia 400

Reflections on Architecture

IBM Building, 57th Street & Madison Avenue, New York City.

IBM Building, 57th Street & Madison Avenue, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35, Fuji Superia 400 film.

The Capitol

The Capitol in Washington DC

The Capitol in Washington DC

taken with my vintage Olympus Trip 35 on Fuji Superia 400 Xtra film.

Reflections on a Descending Staircase

Stairs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Stairs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.


Olympus Trip 35 with Fuji Superia 400 film, converted to BW.

Autumn Reflections

The Central Park sailboat pond, New York City.

The Central Park sailboat pond, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35 on Fuji Superia 35mm film.

Time-Warner Bakery

Time-Warner Center, New York City.

Time-Warner Center, New York City.


One more with my 35 year-old Olympus Trip 35 on Fuji Superia 400 film.

Keeping an Eye on Night Time at Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Fifth Avenue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35 with Fuji Superia 400 film

The Haves and Have Nots

Some of us are fully dressed while others are left bare; Time-Warner Center, New York City.

Some of us are fully dressed while others are left bare; Time-Warner Center, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35, Fuji Superia 400 film.

The Angel of the Waters

Bethesda Fountain (Angel of the Waters) in Central Park, New York City.

Bethesda Fountain (Angel of the Waters) in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35, Fuji 400 Superia film.

A Rainy Day at Bethesda

Olympus Trip 35, Fuji Superia 400

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

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.

Philly Nights

Maybe this was what nighttime looked like when Ben Franklin walked around here. Philadelphia, PA

Maybe this was what nighttime looked like when Ben Franklin walked around here. Philadelphia, PA


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

Welcome to SEPTA

Philadelphia Metro station 8th Street and Market Street.

Philadelphia Metro station 8th Street and Market Street.


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

Red Nights in Philly

A Chestnut Street Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.

A Chestnut Street Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.


Olympus Trip 35 and some Fuji Superia 400 film

Night Trip to Liberty

Liberty Bell at night, Philadelphia, PA.

Liberty Bell at night, Philadelphia, PA.


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.

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.

Blossoms and Balconies 2010

East 81st Street between Third and Second Ave, New York City

East 81st Street between Third and Second Ave, New York City


Last year I took the same shot with my Olympus Trip 35. Here is this year’s version with the Olympus E-p2 and a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

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.

The Circus Women on film

"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.

“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.

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.

Saurien

Alexander Calder's sculpture “Saurien” at 590 Madison Avenue (the former IBM Building), New York City.

Alexander Calder’s sculpture “Saurien” at 590 Madison Avenue (the former IBM Building), New York City.


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

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.

Commuter Dance

Silhouetted commuters in the main hall of Grand Central Terminal, New York City.

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.

A Winter Castle

Although today was a perfect spring day in Central Park, the snow is still fresh in our memories.  This is what Belvedere Castle looked like around twilight during the February blizzard .

Although today was a perfect spring day in Central Park, the snow is still fresh in our memories. This is what Belvedere Castle looked like around twilight during the February blizzard .


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Kodak Portra 400 NC

City Glow on Film

Central Park, New York City.

Central Park, New York City.


A few weeks ago I posted this view taken with my digital LX3. At that time I took the same shot on film, and here is the result. This was scanned from negative as is, with a Nikon coolscan V ed.

Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Kodak Portra NC 400.

Winter reflections over the Lake

The Lake seen from Oak Bridge, Central Park, New York City

The Lake seen from Oak Bridge, Central Park, New York City


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

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.

Hot dog on a cold night

Hotdog stand on West 53rd street in New York

Hotdog stand on West 53rd street in New York


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.

Aphrodite and the Three Graces

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, looking at her companions the Three Graces; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, looking at her companions the Three Graces; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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

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

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

How can We help?

East 86th Street, New York City.

East 86th Street, New York City.


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

Autumn in Central Park on film #11

View over the Upper Lobe and the newly installed Oak Bridge (or Bank Rock Bridge) taken during twilight; Central Park, new York City.

View over the Upper Lobe and the newly installed Oak Bridge (or Bank Rock Bridge) taken during twilight; Central Park, new York City.


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

A Trip to Ron Arad

Ron Arad "No Discipline" exhibit at MoMA

Ron Arad “No Discipline” exhibit at MoMA


Here is one of the pictures I took with my Olympus Trip 35 film camera. This was very low light and the Trip worked well set to manual f2.8 on Fuji Superia 400, converted to BW.

Help…I’m stuck

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum


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.

Autumn in Central Park on Film #8

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.

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.

Autumn in Central Park on film #7

Fountain at The Secret Garden in the Conservatory Garden, Central Park, New York City.

Fountain at The Secret Garden in the Conservatory Garden, Central Park, New York City.


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