Financial District

I looked out the glass window of the coffee break room at the water and the sky. The weather outside looks damp and dreary. I wanted to use my camera so I took went outside and strolled the Financial District. along South Street from Old Slip to Wall Street.

I crossed over South Street to Pier 11 and strolled along the waterfront. I didn’t go too far — just a block or two.

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

Battery Park

I don’t enjoy commuting to New York City. Today, I expected my morning commute to Manhattan to be about two hours. It took me just under three hours.

But once I am in the city, I enjoy having a choice of places to eat. I enjoy watching the tourist and daily commuters on their lunch breaks. And when the weather is excellent, like it is today, I enjoy the stroll from Old Slip to Battery Park.

Right now, I am in Battery Park, enjoying the incredibly pleasant weather in New York City today. Bagpipes are playing in the background. There is a memorial event for veterans of World War II.

If only I could convince my wife, when the weather is this great, to come with me for a day (dawn to dusk) around Brooklyn Bridge Park, Battery Park and Governor’s Island.

I brought my Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon XF16-55m F2.8 R WR LM lens with me. My Timbuktu messenger bag feels “stuffed”, but I am happy I brought the camera. I am improving my street photography, but I still feel self-conscious about focusing my camera on strangers.

Battery Park, Manhattan, New York, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (35.3 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Battery Park, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO400), © Khürt L. Williams
Battery Park, 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
Battery Park, Manhattan, New York —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.002 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams