Capturing the Capture of Times Square

Capturing Times Square - New York, New York

Capturing Times Square – New York, New York

Not surprisingly, many were taking pictures at Times Square. Close to 100% of them using smartphones, of course. I don’t remember seeing anyone else with a dedicated camera — though I’m sure there were some.

I was the exception, with the big Fujifilm GFX 50S II. Overkill? Probably, but it’s part of my passion and hobby. I’m willing to put up with the comparably big and clunky device.

At 51MP, however, it allows me to crop in and thus enables me to reframe the subject. Zooming in, I discovered the woman on the right was making a video. The quick switching between photos and video is another benefit of the smartphone. While my dedicated cameras can make videos, I don’t bother. I’m old school sticking with still photography.

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