Rainy Day Romance

Rowing on a rainy day on The Lake in Central Park, from my archive, 2009.

Rowing on a rainy day on The Lake in Central Park, from my archive, 2009.


Olympus E-P1 with a manual focus vintage lens Zuiko 40mm f2.0

Lake view take three

The Lake in Central Park

The Lake in Central Park


Here is a third take of the same view at The Lake in Central Park from a few postings ago. This time taken with an Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 40 mm f2.0, on Fuji 800 Press film.

A Contrast in Styles

The Beekman Tower on  Spruce Street,  a 76-story skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry next to an older building  in lower Manhattan.

The Beekman Tower on Spruce Street, a 76-story skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry next to an older building in lower Manhattan.


Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 40 mm f2.0, on Fuji 800 Press film.

The Palmtrees of Winter Garden

Palm trees in Wintergarden at Battery Park City, New York.

Palm trees in Wintergarden at Battery Park City, New York.


Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 40 mm f2.0, on Fuji 800 Press film.

Visions of Grandeur

Mural and reflections in entrance lobby near Winter Garden in Battery park City

Mural and reflections in entrance lobby near Winter Garden in Battery park City


Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 40 mm f2.0, on Fuji 800 Press film.

A Marbled Break

Construction worker taking a cell phone breat at Winter Garden in Battery Park City

Construction worker taking a cell phone breat at Winter Garden in Battery Park City


Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 40 mm f2.0, on Fuji 800 Press film.

Message from the Stairs

A young woman and her cellphone on the stairs at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

A young woman and her cellphone on the stairs at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park


Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 40mm f2.0, Ilford XP2-400.

Backstage at the Bandshell

Central Park, New York City.

Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM1, Zuiko 40mm f2, Ilford XP2-400 film.

Catching some Lines in the Sun

Girl reading while catching some sun at Lincoln Center, with the Henry Moore statures "Reclining Figures"

Girl reading while catching some sun at Lincoln Center, with the Henry Moore statures “Reclining Figures”


Olympus OM1 Zuiko 40mm f2, Ilford XP2

The First Steps into 2012

Madison Avenue, New York City

Madison Avenue, New York City

Olympus OM2-n Zuiko 40mm f2.0 Ilford XP2-400

Hiding from the Sun

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM1 with a Zuiko 40mm f2 lens and Ilford XP-2 film.

The Day that Gravity Stopped Working

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM1, Zuiko 40mm f2.0, Ilford XP2-400 Super.

Vintage 1976

a 1976 Canon AE-1

a 1976 Canon AE-1


A recent addition to my growing camera family, a 1976 Canon AE-1 taken with my original 1976 classic the Olympus OM-1 and a Zuiko 40mm f2 lens on Ilford XP2 film.

The Pond

The Pond in Central Park, New York City

The Pond in Central Park, New York City


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 40mm f2.0, Kodak TriX

Criminal Stairs

Stairs behind bars in the New York City Subway system.

Stairs behind bars in the New York City Subway system.


Olympus OM2-n Zuiko 40mm f2.0 Ilford XP2-400

A New York Canyon

Passage between 51st and 52nd street in Rockefeller Center

Passage between 51st and 52nd street in Rockefeller Center


I still love shooting with my 35mm film cameras. Here is a shot from Rockefeller Center taken with my Olympus OM2-n and the Zuiko 40mm f2.0 lens on Ilford XP2-400 film. I think film still handles strong contrasts better than most digitals.

A Roman Court

The Roman Gallery devoid of  people - a rare sight these days - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

The Roman Gallery devoid of people – a rare sight these days – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Olympus OM2 and the Zuiko 40mm f2.0 lens; on Ilford XP2-400 film.

The Artist

I’ve seen this man for years, copying works of art. He is very skilled.

The artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

The artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City


Olympus OM1, Kodak BW400CN, Zuiko 40mm f2.0

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.

To Pelham Bay

On the IRT train to Pelham Bay, New York

On the IRT train to Pelham Bay, New York


The OM-2n with a small and lightweight sharp Zuiko 40mm f2.0 pancake lens is a perfect street photographers tool. Here is a shot I took unobtrusively by pre-focusing and taking it without looking through the viewfinder. It takes a little practice to judge the right angle and I had to straighten it a little in Photoshop, but otherwise this is how it came out of the camera.

Taken with an Olympus OM-2n and a Zuiko 40mm f2.0 lens on Ilford XP2-400 film.