A week ago at this time, I was on a train heading to New York. I was going on business and unfortunately, I was only staying for two days. Despite being off Sunday through Tuesday, I had to rush back for a Saturday shift that none of my colleagues were willing or able to pick up. I would have loved to stay in NYC for a few more days.
Although I’ve been recently trying my hand at street photography, I wouldn’t call myself a street photographer. I prefer landscapes and other subjects. Perhaps a big part of that is the city that I’ve done most of my urban photography in – Washington, DC. Anyone who knows me well will tell you that after 20+ years, I’ve had enough of this place. I’m long overdue for a change and hope to end up in a ‘new’ and colorful city very soon.
The next chapter of my life likely won’t be played out in New York City. But being on the streets there with my Fuji X-Pro1 – even if only for a few rushed hours – was a real pleasure. I could see myself indulging in street photography everyday if I lived there. A marvelous stage with a plethora of various characters. I must go back soon.
Since I was working and staying in Times Square, I didn’t take any pictures outside that general vicinity. If I had a couple more days (of personal time) I would have been able to get around more. Hopefully I’ll be back there soon. In the meantime, here are some of mt favorite shots from that handful of time I spent on the streets of NY. Most were shot with my 14mm, but I did take out the 35mm for my last hour. All the shots were processed in Lightroom some more so than others. At times I used settings that aren’t part of my normal repertoire. Enjoy.