Images of Coney island from December 30, 2011. It was a ridiculously mild day, with plenty of folks out and about. Dominant languages were Russian and English, in that order.
Coney Island is world-famous for its beaches and amusement parks, three of which are on the National Register of Heritage Sites. It is also home to the NY Aquarium. An easy destination these days, CI has undergone many changes in the past couple of decades. It is (yet again) slated for a major rezoning battle, and - curiously - is the site of one of only two gated housing communities in NYC (Sea Gate).
All pictures taken with the Leica M9 and 35 'Cron ASPH. The center weighted light measurement of the Leica helped with the contre-jour captures, to a degree. It was a bit of a test regarding DR - my Fuji S5 or the Sony A900 probably would have done a bit better. However, the 35 ASPH lens being what it is, there is exceedingly fine detail in these files, the texturing of each plank of the boardwalk is highly pronounced for example.
Thomas H. Hahn
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