Stroll along the Financial District Waterfront

From the coffee break room on the 23rd Floor of the building on Old Slip, my gaze fixed upon the choppy water. The weather, a blend of dampness and dreariness, had subdued the surroundings. This inspired me, prompting a desire to capture the scene. Taking my camera in hand, I stepped out, commencing an unplanned exploration of the Financial District.

I began with a leisurely stroll along South Street, a path steeped in historical significance. Starting from Old Slip and proceeding toward Wall Street, each step felt like a venture into the city's financial hub. The juxtaposition of modern architecture against the cloudy sky created a visual contrast, underscoring the district's dynamic nature.

At one point, I crossed bustling South Street and returned to Pier 11, a maritime gateway that seemed to invite tales of distant shores. Meandering along the waterfront, the interaction between the restless waters and the city's urban energy captivated me. Despite towering skyscrapers and bustling activity, the waterfront emanated serenity—a sanctuary amid urban life.

As I traced a route along the pier, I took a brief excursion, exploring just a block or two from my starting point. Yet, within that short span, I was transported to a different realm—where the city's elements blended seamlessly with the natural surroundings. It served as a reminder that moments of tranquillity can be uncovered even amidst urban surroundings.

Contemplating my brief foray along the Financial District's waterfront, I realised that spontaneous explorations often yield unexpected gems.

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO1250), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO1250), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO500), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.008 sec at f/5.6, ISO640), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (23.4 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (26.6 mm, 0.003 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Financial District, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (22 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Financial District, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.002 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Financial District, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (25.7 mm, 0.022 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Fast Walker —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.017 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.020 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Financial District, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.004 sec at f/8.0, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Golden Narrows —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.003 sec at f/8.0, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Financial District, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (38.8 mm, 0.008 sec at f/8.0, ISO1250), © Khürt L. Williams
Pier !! —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.008 sec at f/8.0, ISO1250), © Khürt L. Williams
Wall Street & South Street, Financial District, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (24.2 mm, 0.008 sec at f/8.0, ISO640), © Khürt L. Williams
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Author: Khürt Williams

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