Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

Chrysler through a maze

New York City. We were about to enter Grand Central to board a train home and I hadn’t had a very productive day with camera. I’ve taken the reflection before and more shots of this building than almost any other in New York but I gave it another try as the sun was setting. I think the Ricoh GR did very well, lots of detail even in the mast of the building.

Chrysler at sunset

Aurora over Chrysler

Aurora over Chrysler

New York City. We were in New York visiting a friend yesterday and I was carrying my new Fuji X100S (more on that later). I was having problems with exposure and couldn’t figure out why until just before this shot I realized that I’d set up auto ISO for an indoor photo shoot I’d done with it a few days ago and forgot to change settings back (I had it maxing out at 800 which for night shooting in New York isn’t a good idea). The photo shoot went amazingly well with a fixed 35mm lens by the way.

Anyway, I mucked around with it and took a quick shot of this famous view before we ran into Grand Central and onto our train home. I had no idea what I’d done but hoped I got something.

In short, while the Fuji X100S is going to take some getting used to, it can produce stunning images. I’m excited about using it.

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

We were standing in Bryant Park behind the main branch of the New York Public Library (building on right) and the Chrysler building was framed by some great old sycamore trees and the library.

I was pretty sure that these shots would not turn out because they were hand held but I’m pleased with them and I got numerous shots in Bryant Park that I like.

Just a note for those of you who have followed my recent postings: these sycamore trees were probably “pups” when my 90 year old mother used this library.