Film Photography: Today at Ground Zero

Today at lunch I meandered the few blocks to the Ground Zero/WTC site to see what the mood was like. I didn't really plan on taking a lot of pictures, but grabbed my camera bag anyway. I had nine exposures left on a color roll in my Nikon F3 and four left on a black and white roll in my Nikon FM2n. As a contrast to the party atmosphere last night, the mood was subdued. WTC workers still competed with tourists for lunchtime real estate. Sellers were hawking WTC wares. There were a lot of photographers and news crews. I took out my camera and shot the rest of my color roll first, then my black and white roll. This was what I ended up with. I offer these pictures without excess comment or judgement. It was a weird day.

Color film is the new Kodak Portra 400 in Nikon F3 with a 50mm f1.4 Ai lens

Family Holding Newspaper with Bin Laden Death Headline Across from WTC Site

WTC Construction Worker Resting by Statue

Man Selling WTC Programs

NYFD Leather Vest

Men holding up Papers with Bin Laden Headlines

Photographer Chimping Instead of Paying Attention

Business as Usual for these WTC Workers

Freedom Tower Rising

NYPD Hat and Flag

Black and white pictures are Nikon Fm2n and Nikkor 28mm f2.8 Ai-S lens on Kodak Tri-X 400 pushed to 1250 and developed in Xtol developer for 8.5 minutes

Young Guys Celebrating Across from WTC Site

Man with Bible and a Warning Across from WTC Site

Man Waving Flag from Mercedes Moon Roof

Men Exchanging Information Across from WTC Site