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

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

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

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 #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.

Autumn in Central Park on film #6

Tupelo tree in the Ramble of Central Park, New York City.

Tupelo tree in the Ramble of Central Park, New York City.


Olympus Trip 35 vintage camera on Fuji Superia 400 film.

Autumn in Central Park on film #5

Central Park, New York City.

Central Park, New York City.


Another example of my set on Autumn in Central Park, New York City taken with the Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400. The negative was scanned on a Nikon Coolscan V ED. The color was not altered or adjusted.

A Line in the Clouds

An interesting pattern of clouds over the Great lawn in Central Park, New York City.

An interesting pattern of clouds over the Great lawn in Central Park, New York City.


The Fuji Superia 400 film used in this picture, taken with my Olympus Trip 35, seems to give an extra dimension to this interesting cloud formation over the Great Lawn in Central Park, new York City.