|35mm 1/250s, f/8, ISO 500|
A view towards Manhattan from Brooklyn
The first day started with an early morning walk around the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. There were only some joggers around and it was incredibly peaceful. The weather sadly was dull, and it remained murky and rainy for the length of my stay which in turn lead to my decision to shoot black and white from this point on.
|35mm 1/250s, f/2.8, ISO 1250|
The subway train at City Hall station
The best way to travel around New York is the subway, although it's not always comfortable. you could be waiting at the station and the temperature can easily be around 30 degrees celsius, and then the moment you get inside the train you are greeted with a chilly 15! There is no middle ground, it's always very hot or very cold (at least in June).
|35mm 1/125s, f/4.5, ISO 800|
Canal Street Subway Station
Next stop - Canal Street, known for China Town and Little Italy right next to it. Many people have heard about the fake Prada and Gucci bags, but the reality is that you won't see more than some souvenirs and trinkets. What I found really interesting was the people that live and work in that area. I wanted to capture them as they are without them being affected by the presence of my camera, and the x100s was just perfect doing that. With its almost silent shutter, I just left my camera dangling on my neck and started taking pictures without looking in the viewfinder.
|35mm 1/1000s, f/4, ISO 640|
|35mm 1/500s, f/4.5, ISO 640|
|35mm 1/500s, f/4, ISO 640|
To be continued...