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New York City

Foto Friday - 2.10.2012

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Taking Out the Vivitar 135mm 2.8 for Some Photo Fun With the Olympus E-PL2

About a year ago I posted an article discussing my purchase of an OM mount Vivitar 135mm 2.8 lens to use on my four-thirds Olympus E-520 camera. Although I didn't go into much detail, I described the basic weight and feel of the lens and promised that I would eventually blog about it more later. So far I haven't, and I apologize for that. But now with the OM to micro four-thirds adapter I recently received, now is as good a...

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When Strong Photographs Make Strong Advertisements

Although the New York City Marathon has run it's course throughout the five boroughs, the advertisements for it still remain, which to my benefit, was still fortunate to catch a glimpse of when entering the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station last Sunday. (Images shot with Olympus E-PL2 14-42mm lens.) I was struck by the collage you see above due to the combination of Gatorade cups, water bottles, energy bars,...

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Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Years was last week, so in usual New York City Sunday style there was parade going through Chinatown. Before I get into the photography, I will like to mention that I particularly dislike these cultural parades. It's not because of the crowds, but more so the series of commercial floats that having nothing to do with the culture the parade is the displaying, history, or community. It disgusts me....

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