Translucent building

Old in new

Old in new

Astor Place, New York City. These were taken on a trip to New York that Gary, Anne and I took a month ago.

This particular building reflection caught my eye because it was so clear and because the left edge/corner of the newer building was sharp and shallow enough so that we could see through it. Also, it was dusk so there were lights on in the older building.

Thee’s something about seeing the inside of a monolithic glass box from the outside that has an appeal for me. Sort of like finding out how airplanes are honeycomb structures covered with a thin skin of aluminum (or whatever material their skins are made of). Lastly, this large face of the building was facing due west, perfect for picking up the sky and fading light.

Translucent corner

Translucent corner

Corner

Corner

This is the left (north) corner of the same building in the two earlier photographs. The corner that’s so translucent.

You have to wonder how buildings like this hold together. Yes, I realize that modern construction techniques allow the skins of these buildings to be free of structures but dang, there’s not much holding that glass on.

Calvin Klein from REI

Calvin Klein from REI

These days we spend as much time browsing around REI as B&H and the REI in New York is a big one that’s nicely done.

The intersection outside REI has some amazing billboards, they’re quite large and not far off the ground and coupled with a cloudy sky and older buildings they give the place a bit of an odd futuristic, dystopian feel.

Tatsuo Suzuki

Tokyo Flash Night

Tokyo Flash Night

My flickr contact Tatsuo Suzuki does street photography in Tokyo, Japan and wow, he’s got the chops. He’s got one of the most interesting and consistent photostreams I’ve seen in years up on Flickr.

Seeing his work featured on PetaPixel gave me the push to share it here.

i-Life

iLife, Tokyo, Japan

Untitled

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Untitled

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Untitled

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Along the High Line with the Ricoh GR

Looking east from the High Line

Looking east from the High Line

Along the High Line, New York. Gary and I walked the length of the High Line (he’d never seen it) and it was great. I’m just processing those images now and this is what I captured with the Ricoh GR.

These are all RAWs processed in Lightroom to emulate the high contrast JPEGs the camera makes.

I think the image quality from the Fuji X100S and the Ricoh GR is about the same on RAW files so for me, the Ricoh’s 28mm angle of view works better than the Fuji’s 35mm. I think it would good to have both cameras and no doubt I’ll revisit the Fuji X100 series but until then I’m still loving the Ricoh GR.

Along the High Line

Looking north along the High Line

Construction next to the High Line

Cone flowers on the High Line

Cone flowers on the High Line

Scaffold along the High Line

Scaffold along the High Line

Construction and crane alone the High Line

Construction and crane along the High Line

Along the Highline

Crane

Crane

Along the High Line, New York. Gary and I walked the length of the High Line (he’d never seen it) and it was great. I’m just processing those images now, three weeks after the fact.

This was my last walk with the Fuji X100S, sold it last week. I loved the camera but found it a bit big for hiking and walking around. Amazing since I used to lug a Canon 5D and assorted lenses around New York with me. I may revisit another version of the camera down the road but for now I’m content with the Ricoh GR and Sony RX100 III. The Fuji does take outstanding images though, no doubt about it. And, the hybrid viewfinder is incredible.

Evaporator

Evaporator

Terraces and flues

Terraces and flues

Sharing photography online (or not)

Things I Learned After My Photo Hit #1 on Reddit, and Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Posted It

Kris J B posted an interesting story at PetaPixel about the balance between posting images online freely and not posting for fear of theft. The comment thread is worth looking at as well as the detailed story.

I had a similar experience with this image which I described here.

In the end, I continue to post images to Flickr and post embed of them here, as well as allow my contacts on Flickr to embed my images elsewhere. Have I been ripped off? Absolutely. Do I care? Absolutely. Will it stop me from posting images online? No.