I came into New York City for PhotoPlus Expo to check out some of the new equipment and services available for photographers. Since I am not a fan of big cities and prefer the fresh air out in the Poconos, I arrived early and left shortly after lunch. Also, I just did not find the show all that exciting for whatever reason. Next year I may just sign up for workshops and skip the expo part. While I was there I did take the opportunity to to snap some photos with my Leica M9 with a 50mm/2.0 Summicron lens attached. Some of these images were captured as my camera hung around my neck and just snapped away every once in a while without focusing nor looking through my viewfinder just to see what came up.
26 October 2010 Tuesday: Gill St. Bernards at Kent Place School Varsity Soccer held at the school’s lower field in Summit, New Jersey. Mandatory Photo Credit: Alex Cena
Raymondskill Falls one morning. Shot with a Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID with a 65mm lens and Fuji 160 film. I also used a split neutral density filter to hold the highlights in the upper left hand corner and still maintain detail in the shadows. While digital is all the rage these days, I still use film on many occasions when time is not of the essence. Personal projects are a great example of an ideal situation where I still use film. In fact, I use either an 8×10 Large Format camera made by Richard Ritter in Vermont or a Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID medium format camera. I prefer this method as opposed to purchasing Photoshop and Lightroom plug-in that tout the ability to recreate the look and feel of film. Moreover, I prefer the workflow: 1) Shoot; 2) send the film for processing to Millers for their proof special (develop, scan and print 4×5 proofs); 3) flip through printed 4×5 proofs that have amazing quality; 4) send negative(s) for final print. No computer necessary except when posting somewhere.
25 October 2010 Monday: Pingry at Kent Place Girls Varsity Field Hockey game held at Pat Conley Field in Summit, New Jersey. Mandatory Photo Credit: Alex Cena
It was Homecoming weekend at Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey. There were numeous activities and events throughout the day, including: