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Week 18a – More NYC

Lately I find myself attracted to early automatic SLRs. My Canon T70 was a 99 cent eBay find which uses Canon FD-mount lenses, and it arrived just before we left for NYC. If anything happened to it in the Big Apple, I would miss the 50mm/1.4 lens more than the camera body.

20150625_T70_HP5_NYC049We took it to the top of the Empire State Building near dusk.  We intended to wait for the sun to go down and the city to light up, but it was June 25. We got tired of waiting. I played with a few slow exposures, bracing the camera against the fence.



20150625_T70_HP5_NYC045I don’t do ‘selfies,’ but the mirrored windows were too good to pass up.



She doesn’t do selfies either.20150625_T70_HP5_NYC042

Looking north.20150625_T70_HP5_NYC027From a technical standpoint, this is my favorite image of the trip thus far.  It was taken on the fly as we disembarked from the Staten Island Ferry.

Camera: Canon T70

Lens: Canon 50mm/1.4

Film: Ilford HP5+

Developed in D76, 12:00 at 20C

Week 18 – NYC

For Roll #18 we return slightly closer to the present. Last week Beth and I traveled to New York City for a brief couple of days. The first rolls back are HP5 developed at home.

Grand Central dancers

 Grand Central Terminal during the evening rush hour.  There is a couple in the center of the frame dancing.

GCT long exposure, taken by resting the camera on the balcony railing.
Whitehall Terminal, Staten Island Ferry
Freedom Tower
Shot from the hip, Whitehall Terminal
Rough Commute, Staten Island Ferry

Camera: Leica M6, Summilux 50mm 1.4

Film: Ilford HP5+

Developed in D76 1+1 for 11:00 at 20C


There is a lot more coming from NYC as I find the time to develop and scan.  Stay tuned!

Week 17 -Amtrak

I continue to shoot for my 52 Rolls project, but I have not found the time to develop much.  These are posted as Week 17 while I catch up.


Beth was excited about riding the Acela for the first time in her memory.


Then it broke, dumping us onto another train in Old Saybrook, CT.



Train #173 to the rescue!

Grand Central Terminal
Times Square

Camera: Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic