New York City - August 2017

Somehow, I always seem to wind up in New York City in July or August. Despite the fact that it's hot, humid, and generally nasty at that time of year, there is almost nowhere on Earth I'd rather spend a 4-day weekend.

What else can I say about New York that hasn't already been said?

Nothing; that's what.

So just enjoy the photographs.

Gear was the Leica M3 with the Canon 50 f/1.4 (a remarkable lens) and the Voigtlander 21 f/4 (another stunner), or the Mamiya 7ii with the 65 f/4. All on Provia 100F at EI100, with one exception. For the night shots below, I shot Provia 100F in the Leica at EI 400 and pushed two stops. Ordinarily, I'd shoot Provia 400X in that situation, but, of course, that film is now discontinued and pushing $30/roll on eBay.

Suffice it to say, I didn't miss it. Provia 100F at 400 is beautiful. Grainier than 400X, but very organic and lovely, I think.

I've got a reasonable amount of travel coming up, so I'm hoping to have a few more sets posted between now and the end of the year.