Last week I was able to shoot some New York Street Photography and I had a great time and made a lot of new friends.

I was running a Fuji Workshop and the actual day we went out shooting as a group was gorgeous.  I shot everything on that day on my trusty X70.

The next couple of days was very different weather wise.  I sensibly opted to go out on the Monday with my weather sealed Fuji X-T2 and I decided to arm it with the Samyang 12mm F2 manual focus lens.

I thought I’d post a few images from an hour or so that I spent in Times Square during some pretty inclement weather.

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As you can probably see, it was pretty wet and fairly dark.  In fact it got substantially darker as I shot.

The Samyang is a fab lens, but of course its manual focus.  Personally, I have difficulties setting the aperture at F2 and getting acceptable results so I tend to shoot at f5.6 – f8.  This drives the ISO up of course.

Even though Times Square is an amazingly wet lit environment, with all the billboards, many of the images I shot were at elevated ISOs.

I can see why Times Square is often referred to a the “Crossroads of the Universe”.  Its a very eclectic place, and even though its teeming with tourists (like me!), I felt the whole essence of New York in that area.  I very much enjoyed my time in New York and hope to return again soon.

I have several weddings to edit now, but hopefully soon I’ll post the images shot with the X70 also.

If you are interested, I have a very limited amount of spaces left on my UK Photography Workshops in early 2017.

  • Happy Snapping – Kevin (in my Studio in Malmesbury, listening to the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio2 (talking about train fair increases))