New York film shots


bjolester

Link Posted 11/03/2018 - 12:57
I visited New York City for the very first time some weeks ago. In fact this was my first ever travel to the USA. I brought an iPhone and a Pentax KX film camera, planning to shoot mostly black and white film and infinite numbers of iPhone photos. Since I live in a mostly rural environment here in Norway, I was planning to try my luck with street photography and large city architecture, two areas within photography I have zero experience. The two first are lab scans, there others are scanned on a Minolta Image Scan Elite 5400.

1.


Rush Hour
by bjolester, on Flickr

2.


Pedestrian Crossing
by bjolester, on Flickr

3.


Post No Bills
by bjolester, on Flickr

4.


Brooklyn Bridge
by bjolester, on Flickr

5.


Manhattan Skyline
by bjolester, on Flickr

6.


Flatiron Building
by bjolester, on Flickr

7.


Top Of The Rock
by bjolester, on Flickr
Bjørn

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 11/03/2018 - 21:43
Really like these. They have a timeless quality to them with the mono and remind me of when we were there on holiday.
Gareth
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bjolester

Link Posted 12/03/2018 - 07:50
Thank you Gareth! NYC is such a wonderful place for photography, I hope to be able to visit the city again sometime soon.
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theonenadeem

Link Posted 12/03/2018 - 10:55
A nice set, timeless.

swarf

Link Posted 12/03/2018 - 11:38
theonenadeem wrote:
A nice set, timeless.

+1

Phil
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bjolester

Link Posted 12/03/2018 - 21:46
Thank you Nadeem and Phil!
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johnha

Link Posted 12/03/2018 - 22:01
Fantastic shots. I always struggle to find the right viewpoints when surrounded by typical 'big city' architecture, you have managed to find some excellent viewpoints.
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bjolester

Link Posted 12/03/2018 - 22:40
johnha wrote:
Fantastic shots. I always struggle to find the right viewpoints when surrounded by typical 'big city' architecture, you have managed to find some excellent viewpoints.

Thank you very much!

For my brief New York visit I brought my iPhone 8 Plus and the Pentax KX with only one (40mm) lens. Probably a bit too “hard core” minimalist kit. In retrospect I should also probably have packed my K-5 and DA 12-24, there were countless skyscraper shots that I never could grab because of lacking wide angle options. But, like you point out, the search for good viewpoints in such city environments is really alpha omega in order to achieve good shots, regardless of what camera kit one carries.
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womble

Link Posted 12/03/2018 - 22:55
Great images. I love taking photos in NYC.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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razashaikh

Link Posted 13/03/2018 - 04:20

bjolester

Link Posted 13/03/2018 - 07:13
Thank you Kris and Raza!
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Defragged

Link Posted 13/03/2018 - 18:15
theonenadeem wrote:
A nice set, timeless.

Yep, timeless, gritty, atmospheric shots. Nice!
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

bjolester

Link Posted 14/03/2018 - 07:36
Defragged wrote:
Yep, timeless, gritty, atmospheric shots. Nice!

Thank you!
Bjørn

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