Last Saturday we joined a larger, longer march from 135th Street and St Nicholas Avenue across 135th Street and down Malcolm X Blvd, twisting a little bit to wind up at Frederick Douglass Circle. At the opening rally we heard spine-chilling stories from a couple of mothers of their experiences: one had called for help for her sick son only to see the responding police kill him; another was the mother of one of the Central Park Five who was incarcerated at 15 for 7 years for the rape of the Central Park jogger and was released as a registered sex offender. The horrors her family endured for decades before the actual perpetrator came forward are unimaginable. (Click any image to see them all enlarged.)
This week I started shooting with my new Fujifilm X-T2, upgrade to the X-T1 I’ve been shooting with for the last couple of years. While mostly comfortably the same I have not quite finished setting everything up the way I like it and just discovered I was shooting jpegs rather than Raw. Also, allowed auto-ISO to go up to 12,800 for this night shot (maxed at 6,400 on the X-T1) which explains the plastic-y, somewhat painterly look of the noise reduction somewhat.
St Patrick’s Day Parade (18th of March, for some reason)
St Patrick’s Day Parade (18th of March, for some reason).