10 Jan Pic(k) of the week 2: A WHITE BIG APPLE – New York winter shooting with Fujifilm X-T2

Source: Bjorn Moerman

New York, often nicknamed the Big Apple, is definitively in my Top 3 of  the “Best cities for Street Photography”; always fighting for the top with Tokyo!

My first visit 2018 to the Big Apple (as an airline pilot) was planned to be a short one; 30hours or so. When heavy snowfall started coming down on the first morning I was there, winterstorm Grayson changed all of that. I ended up staying 30 hrs, giving me plenty of opportunity for photography.
Some photographers don’t like harsh weather conditions for Street Photography, I personally love it, especially in cities like New York! After having documented Tokyo in a typhoon at the end of last year, it was now New York’s turn.

Obviously the most important is having proper clothing; a warm ski jacket, a hat covering ears, good gloves that allow one still to shoot and last but not least proper warm water proof shoes.
Winterstorm Grayson brought temperates below -15C (5F); while the windchill factor easily approaching -25C (-13F)  due to the +40mph (+70kmph) Northerly winds. An ultimate test for my weather sealed Fujifilm X-T2 and XF23mm f2 lens which didn’t miss a beat. While battery consumption in these conditions normally falls off quite rapidly, I was pleasantly surprised to see it still being very reasonable. The main reason was probably because I kept my camera between two layers of clothing in between shooting. For me Street Photography always involves lots of walking and this time was not different…

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