It's always fun to go back to a place where one spent one's youth, or at least part of one's youth, to see what's changed and what has remained the same. Of course, it's not just the stuff "out there" that's changed, but even more so, it's the person doing the seeing that has changed.
The history of Coney Island, like the rides themselves, is extremely colorful. In fact, when one reads about all the different plans to demolish the area over the last several decades (and destruction caused by fires and bad weather), it seems like a small miracle that there is still so much to see there.
Shape and color: two things that excite me when I am out photographing, and that come together so wonderfully in the iconic lifeguard stands of Miami Beach. Quirky and fun, but also built with a utilitarian safety purpose, these lifeguard stands take on even more personality as they age and become weather-beaten.
A trip down to New Orleans gave me the perfect opportunity to use the Fujifilm GFX-50S camera along with the 32-64mm lens in a street setting. This post will give my general impressions of the camera with some photos illustrating my thoughts and the trip.