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Let’s keep going with images from the snow storm that wasn’t a blizzard. By late afternoon on Monday there was an unusual traffic situation in Manhattan. The streets that led directly to exit points out of Manhattan, i.e., bridges and tunnels, were bumper to bumper, while other roads that would normally be crowded ended up near empty. This major cross street through Rockefeller Center would normally be much more filled with cars and pedestrians at this hour.

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  • AndyJanuary 30, 2015 - 5:26 am

    I really like this shot. It brings out the feel of a evening snow storm.ReplyCancel

Another image from the blizzard that wasn’t. It was a fine snow storm, but nothing substantial in NYC. These folks used common sense and defied every warning as they stroll home the long, scenic way through Central Park.

Every now and again the City presents you with a scene that appears as if it might be unchanged since the 19th century. Such scenes are ever more rare, and probably deceptive, but none the less lovely.

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New York City had a completely normal snow storm yesterday and last night, but if you believed the government and the media* you would have expected a crippling, perhaps deadly “historic” blizzard. Governor Cuomo and Mayor DiBlasio seemed to have a contest as to who could beclown himself the most with over-the-top warnings pronouncements and rhetoric. Here is the Onion’s take. It was apparently a serious crime to be on the streets last night. The subways were closed to the public even though they had to keep running.

Whatever. I left work around 4:15 (the government made me, honest) and grabbed some shots with the X-T1 and the 23mm (35mm equivalent) lens for We35 purposes. This is a Fuji JPG using the Classic Chrome simulation. It’s not SOOC, however. I did help it along with some minor Detail and Sharpening adjustments.

* Ha-ha.

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  • Michael CriswellJanuary 27, 2015 - 9:25 pm

    Man Mark, this is a nice one, really sets a mood, great photographReplyCancel

  • LensScaperJanuary 29, 2015 - 3:41 am

    I really like the contrast between the bleakness of the outdoors scene and that warm lighting in the store window. Great shot, MarkReplyCancel

  • Jimi JonesJanuary 29, 2015 - 9:05 pm

    Love the light in those windows and the people braving the snow. Lovely shot, Mark.ReplyCancel

Photograph of the WDW Caribbean Beach Club Resort  on a foggy morning with a Contax T3 film camera using Lomography film ; also part of the we35 project.

My family and I took an “extra” trip to Disney World this year the week after Christmas. Since I keep going back to the same spot regularly, I try to give myself a particular project or focus each time. This trip I shot almost exclusively with film, all with a pair of Contax T3 pocket film cameras. I always had one filled with color and the other black and white. The T3 was a high end point and shoot vacation camera back in its heyday, with a superb 35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss lens. I shot 4 rolls of color and 2 black and white in total. .

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate much, with only one beautiful clear day. It did not rain much, and the weather was actually fine for touring purposes, just not great for photos. I took this on the last morning on the walk to breakfast before we left for home.

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My photos have been so monochrome lately with all the black and white film I’ve been shooting, that I thought it made sense to not only go with some color but to really present a blast of it.

When lit a bit differently, this street has a classic dark, urban feel to it, and has been used recently in both Gotham and Person of Interest. I think it is used more than some other streets that run under elevated subways, because it is a dead end and so it  interferes less with traffic.

Finally, this was taken last summer, so it is a bit of a stretch to call this a we35 shot. I had not even heard of we35 and I don’t know if Justin had even begun to formulate the idea.

But it qualifies -taken with the Fuji x100s. and its 23mm (34.5 equivalent) lens.

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