Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gloomy Day

Sometimes when I make plans to go for a walk and shoot the weather doesn't cooperate. Wait, let me rephrase that. The weather just does what it does, but it's not what I anticipated or what I might feel comfortable walking in. There is, after all, such a thing as wonderful rainy day pictures. If my camera gear was waterproof there'd be no issue. The Fuji X-Pro1 isn't even weather 'sealed'.

Wednesday was just such a day. I shoot quite a bit without looking through the viewfinder, so to protect my gear I took along a plastic bag with a hole cut into the edge through which to  poke the lens. Did the job just fine. I found a neat spot right at the corner of 58th street and Fifth avenue which afforded me just enough protection from the drizzle while being able to see clearly in both directions, and I set up shop. The gloom of the day created a wonderful atmosphere on the street - people seemed very often to be deeply immersed in thought.







But all was not doom and gloom. I had a wonderful conversation about Cuban cigars



And met a fellow photographer with a Leica M9 (well used)