New York, New York

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I took a five mile stroll through New York today with a friend after work. I last visited this megalopolis 18 or so years ago…and it still overwhelms me. As I walked through town, I could see layer after layer of potential images…and knew I’d missed a whole lot of them in the process of examining the ones I found.

This little silver dinner was just at the top of Little Italy, well I think, my geography is still a little off. I find it amazing that amid the towering masses of steel and concrete a little one story dinner like this can still exist. I guess that is the life parallel for today…amidst the towering giants of photography out there, my little site and its images may still find a place for someone to appreciate them!

Oh…I did make it through Adorama without spending any money today. I touched the Fujifilm X-E2, a nice update to my current camera. I still think I really need to save up a bit for the newly announced X-T1 since it may achieve some of my goals of replacing my DSLR for the occasional sports and action gig I do. I found the Olympus OMD-1 a very solid, lightening fast focusing camera. I could be happy with its output…but I am torn because the Fujifilm’s output is still better overall just because of sensor size and refinements. I also put my hands on the Pentax K-3. A nice update to the K-5…and one I could enjoy if the Pentax lenses actually had more powerful and speedy motors for sports and action. One thing Fuji, Olympus and Nikon need to do is listen to a Pentax shutter. There is nothing so sweet as the shutter noise you DO NOT HEAR!

I do miss my DSLR at times with its speedy handling. However I also know I have much better portability right now with my current kit. So as with all tools it remains a give and take affair.

-ehw
P.S.X-E1 with 18-55mm lens. Processed slightly in Google/Nik Snapseed.

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