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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

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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I’m not sure if I prefer the version with or without the people and horses.

I have shown this scene before. It’s Jamaica Bay Riding Academy in Brooklyn. I just love writing that because this is about the least Brooklyn thing I can think of. This is also part of this year’s we35 project, which was also previously discussed here. You can learn more by clicking on this cool badge, which will also be in the sidebar all year.

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Color Blocking is a fashion term I picked up watching Project Runway, that basically means a dress or an outfit with multiple solid colors.  Often, but not always, it can involve pairs of color opposites, such as black and white, blue and orange, or red and green. It is a simple technique that is easy to do, yet deceptively hard to do well.

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  • Scott WoodJanuary 17, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    Nice image, and I am not ashamed to say that I am a big fan of Project Runway. :-)ReplyCancel

    • MarkJanuary 20, 2015 - 8:24 am

      Thanks Scott. Neither am I. Although like almost all fans, I feel compelled to say it used to be better.ReplyCancel

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