night

Travel, Personal, FTA

FTA 01: Happy Halloween & Dia de los Muertos!

Wanted to take this lovely holiday season to start a new feature here on the blog: FTA or, From the Archives. First up, these lovely men and women (yes, many men dress up as women in Mexico for Dia de los Muertos) from La Paz, Mexico. This series was taken in November of 2014.

Local, News, Personal

Downtown NYC Meetup & Fuji X-T2 Test

Last Sunday night, while most of New York huddled inside avoiding the sudden, torrential rain, I venture out to a meetup hosted by my friend @Misshattan and the Downtown Alliance. What would make me go out in such conditions? Partly it was too see friends, and another part was field testing the new Fujifilm X-T2 I just acquired. Overall it was a great time exploring ships, taking the NYC Water Taxi out to the Statue of Liberty, taking photos in the rain, and wrapping it up with drinks and bites at the Pier A Harbor House.

By the end of the night, I was seriously impressed with the low light capabilities of the X-T2, not to mention the weather sealing. I had the optional battery grip on as well which provided the option of shooting on "boost mode", shooting at 11fps which came in handy when running through the rain! Thanks to the FujifilmX team for their generosity!

Local, News, Personal

Scenes from Blizzard Jonas

Feeling pretty good about the fact we made it through the second worst storm in New York City history. My snowboard outerwear came in handy as I ventured out into the storm on Saturday to grab some photos in Central Park.

Later on, we took the dogs to the dog park to get their first taste of snow, and boy did they like it. They couldn't stop bounding through it, barking their little heads off.

On Saturday night, despite NYC closing down all the roads, my wife had to go into the hospital she works at for the night shift. Since she usually takes the bus into work, she had no choice but to walk. I didn't want her to go alone, so I decided to walk with her. I grabbed my new Lecia D-Lux as I was heading out the door since it's pocketable.

Sunday morning turned out be beautiful and sunny, so I decided to check out the city in its new fresh coat from the Top of the Rock. Damn she looks fine.