No Floats

81st St and Central Park West, New York

Last year on Thanksgiving I shot from this very same corner where most of the floats turned on to the parade route down Central Park West. (I posted a shot of workmen roping the traffic light and pulling it back into place after the parade.) This year the parade was a tame affair of a few floats pulled mostly by trucks for a block in front of Macy’s and shown on television only with no crowds allowed.

Netting it Out

Last weekend (7th & 8th of November) we had gorgeous Autumn weather with temperatures in the low 70°s (over 20℃). Also, I had just received a new toy, the Fuji 16-55mm f2.8 lens. This is meant to be a replacement for the kit zoom lens which is a not bad 18-55mm f2.8-4.5. Relatively speaking, the new lens is a beast, much bigger and heavier. It also focuses instantly and silently and is a tad wider. And it’s $300 off at the moment. Naturally I took it out for a walk in Central Park so over the next few days I’ll be posting some quotidian Autumn color shots from the park. Of course the tiny 23mm f2 will remain my main walking around lens.

92nd St and Central Park West, New York