My month in New York City

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Ray Sachs, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    I'm spending April in New York City. I'll be doing a LOT of photography, needless to say. Based on the first day, it will be a mix of street and other stuff, but my emphasis always seems to be street. So I put this thread under street and documentary because that'll be most of it, but there will be plenty of other content. I'll likely wait and do most of my processing when I get home - I'm travelling with only an ipad and iphone and, as much as I like snapseed, I like Silver and Color Efex Pro eons better. So even a lot of shots I take a crack at with snapseed, I'll probably re-process later. But I'll be doing a bit of processing day by day and putting some shots up on Flickr and I'll try to trickle them out in this thread as well as sort of a day by day photo diary. I doubt I'll post daily, but will probably get something up most days.

    So, if you're interested, keep an eye on this space, and if not, well, I appreciate having a place like this to be able to share for those who might be.

    Ray
     
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    First day of shooting - 3/31/12

    Arrived on Friday and got settled into my little (really little!) sublet studio apartment. Big enough for me, but when my wife comes to visit (which she plans do do at least a few times this month), its gonna be TIGHT! Hopefully in a good way...:rolleyes: Anyway, Saturday was rainy and/or cold all day, often both. I got out for a bit in the morning when it was wet and a bit more in the afternoon when it was freezing. Shot mostly with the X100 (which I'm starting to use more and more for street again, just using zone focus) and GXR-28. I also picked up another LX5 recently for cheap and took it along and there are a couple of these shots done with that.

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    Mitt Romney's new garage????
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    This one may be too grainy to work. Its hard to tell for sure on the ipad - so I apologize in advance for any technical issues that I literally just don't see!
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  3. Crsnydertx

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    Great first day, Ray!
     
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  4. norman shearer

    norman shearer SC Veteran

    Yes, amazing work Ray. Really look forward to more.
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
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    Cool images so far, Ray! I especially love the barber shop and then Mitt's garage (though I did spy a mini van in there).
     
  6. Julien

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    That's a strong start Ray. My favs are four, five, and last.
     
  7. christilou

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    Lovely Ray, something to look forward to! I find it interesting that I can't really tell which cam you've used for each of these. It's a nice reality check on need and want!!
     
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  8. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog S.C. Charter Member

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    have fun, it looks like a good start, I was just there but was to buzy with work to shoot anything for myself
     
  9. Petach

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    Nice set Ray. I am so jealous,. I love this city for its beating heart....its vibe. It was where I started in street shooting. Must get back there some time.

    Pete
     
  10. BBW

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    Ray, I'm so glad that you were able to pull it all together to get your pied-à-terre in The Big Apple - and get this thread going! :drinks:

    Looking forward to your views of the big city!
     
  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    Day 2 - April 1st

    Shot with the epl3 exclusively, mostly with the 12mm and a bit with the 14-150. The 12, with it's manual focus ring really is a pretty great little street lens. And when there's less light and I have to open the aperture a bit and switch to AF, it misses so rarely that I could shoot with AF all the time. Had a slow start through the north end of the Park and up to Harlem, but sort of got inspired once I got back down to Lincoln Center with all of its amazing geometry...

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  12. ajramirez

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    Fantastic work, Ray!

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
  13. Ray Sachs

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    April 2 - AKA the day I got sidetracked by an X-Pro 1

    Some earlier in the day shots with the GXR and X100, and some from the X-Pro 1 from last evening, already posted elsewhere.

    NYU kids.
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    Hassidim:
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    That wi-fi jones strikes again...
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    -Ray
     
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  14. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    April 3rd

    Today, all with he X-Pro 1. Mostly touristy stuff - not much photography, a couple of street shots, and some shots in the dark shown elsewhere. This camera is AMAZING in low light... And one pano...

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    Very impressed with the panos. At least as good as the X10 - waaaaaay better than the X100 (which is a pretty low bar). I really jerked at one point while sweeping on this one and if you look closely you can see the problem in the cables supporting the bridge, but otherwise it looks about perfectly stitched. I don't do much of this but its kind of nice to know you can...
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    Through a fortune tellers front door:
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    -Ray
     
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  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    One more from yesterday. Intended just as a joke to send my wife with the suggestion that she get our dog to learn this one by the time I get home. But then I sort of liked the shadows and decided to do a quick B&W conversion. A shot that takes advantage of approximately NONE of the specific capabilities of this amazing camera! BTW, the previous B&W shot of the two women really DID require this camera's strengths. They were absolutely buried in really deep shadows in the actual exposure. To a point that pulling them out would have resulted in a noisy mess with pretty much any of my other cameras, with the possible exception of the X100. I pulled them waaaay up in the processing and they appear to have come through clean as a whistle. And this is starting with a JPEG, where you don't really expect to find that kind of latitude.

    I'm not shooting or walking today. I'm tired and with a stream of visitors starting tomorrow and lasting through Sunday, I'm taking today off. Probably not a whole lot of shooting for the next several days until I start back into it for real next Monday.

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    -Ray
     
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  16. Country Parson

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    Ray, you shot of the Hasidim reminds me of a visit to B&H when I was last in NYC, :smile:
     
  17. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    Ended up doing a bit of shooting today, just on a walk to do some errands.

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    I loved these guys - when you have a few free minutes at work, whip out the cards!
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    This camera makes you want to shoot some shallow DOF shots whether that's anything you'd ever be inclined toward otherwise or not.
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    -Ray
     
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  18. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    OH OH ... I see blue orb problems with the XPro1 on the two photos above!!!

    All kidding aside, my two favorite photos from this set are the bridge one, and the fortune teller. I bet the fortune teller was saying "I see ... I see ... money in my pocket ... " :)
     
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  20. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

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    Yeah, I heard Fuji is working on a new sensor for it - should be ready any day now.

    I don't know if I can wait - the blue orbs have nearly wrecked the whole experience for me... :eek:

    -Ray
     
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