I was on Fifth Avenue walking home near the Flatiron Building and had my Fuji X-T1 with and 18-135mm lens with me. With the camera set to an ISO of 1600, black & white, and my favorite 1:1 crop mode, I began recording some of the scenes I passed. I relied on the 5-stop OIS to hand-hold camera for all of these slow exposures. I don't like using the Fuji beyond an ISO of 1600 so I let the shutter speed drop instead and took several bursts of each scene to guarantee that at least one exposure would be sharp.
I am not sure what process I will use to print these images, but I am thinking they might look good as gum bichromate prints.
|One lone office light burned in window on top of the Flatiron Building. It and the lights from the tower of the Met Life Building bled into the misty sky.|
|Rather than avoid the flare from street lamps, I incorporated it into many of the photos to enhance the "Film Noir" effect.|
|Three lights burned in offices of the Flatiron Building.|
|The top of the Empire State Building was almost fully covered by the mist and the steeple from Marble Collegiate Church stood out in a stark silhouette next to it.|