Friday, September 14, 2012

Melting Pot

Having the Fuji -Pro1 in hand (instead of the howitzer Nikon D700) has made shooting street so much  easier. Most of the time, when I'm on the move, I have the 18mm lens on the camera, but when I find an ideal spot to plop my tired old butt I can take a little time to swap out lenses. The Fuji 35mm lens has proven to be ideal for street portraits. In all the time I've had the M-mount adapter for my Leica lenses I've used it twice - the first day I was out on the street, just to try it out, and maybe one other time. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the new 14mm lens.

Tourist season in New York is almost over. It's been a big one, and most New Yorkers will breathe a sigh of relief as it passes. But for a streettog, having so many people from various cultures roaming the streets has been a cornucopia of opportunities.  I was sitting in my favorite (secret) spot yesterday and caught this young couple enjoying the sites.

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