Trip to the city



Ninth and West 33rd, New York City, New York © Steven Willard

I had to go into New York City the other day to get some print paper for an upcoming exhibit. I don’t go often, a shame because it really isn’t that big a deal. It’s about a ninety minute drive and every time I go I think I should do it more frequently.

If you are a photographer who sometimes shops for gear in New York you may recognize this intersection, for the rest of you, this is what you see if you step out of the door onto Ninth Avenue and look left and up at the street sign because you can’t remember where you parked the car. Understandable after the sensory overload one experiences when visiting B&H Photo. Forget any other attraction like Las Vegas or Disney World. If you are interested in photography this is Nirvana …the state of mind, not the band. Oh, and while I was there I picked up some good advice about the Olympus menu and settings from Marc in the mirrorless camera coral. Good guy. Also, a hearty thanks to Gill in the printer section who was very helpful with his suggestions for print paper.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 20mm f1.7 lens, processed with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 in Photoshop CS4.


3 comments on “Trip to the city

  1. JohnAmes says:

    I’m envious. Love that place!


  2. nikkorbacher says:

    I like the way you made the reference to B&H indirect. Nicely done.


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