Storm Dennis has covered the UK in a deluge of wind and rain and I am currently sat home alone at the computer.
Richard is on his way to Tampa via JFK and it’s made me think about our upcoming trip to the Big Apple.
I was looking at my old photo’s to see what and how I was shooting when I was in NYC previously.
I think the main difference will be the kit, last time I went was with the Olympus EM5 MKII and didn’t have the array of lenses I have now.
I now own the Pro 12-40mm which is my travel workhorse but I also have the tiny 17mm lens which opens to f/1.8.
The Pen f is the perfect street camera and coupled with the 17mm will be ideal for street photography giving me a 35mm equivalent range of 34mm.
Browsing my archive, I love this shot of the man in the bobble hat I took in 2017 and keep coming back to it.
This is the reason I love travelling, street photography and NYC as there is so much life and vibrancy to capture and observe.
It’s probably not the best photo ever, nor the best street photo but I love it and I keep coming back to it.
I love the innocence and the mystery of the man in the hat. He’s cold enough for a hat and a jumper but not a jacket or scarf. The crowds and lights of Times Square given the photo life and vibrancy.
I am hoping for similar opportunities when I am next in NYC.
There will be some new experiences to try on this trip. I have booked tickets for the Vessel at Hudson Yards as well as our old favourite, Top of the Rock. I think we may spend a day in Brooklyn on this trip.
Due to the TSA changing airport scanners in the States, I won’t be taking any analogue cameras with me as I don’t want the hassle of having to ask the TSA team to let me carry the film through the scanner by hand.
This trip will be shot with the Pen F and possibly the Osmo Pocket.
Now to start counting down the days to the trip.