I took this image while testing out my new Panasonic DMC-GF1 over the weekend. It was purchased as a replacement for my Ricoh GRDII which I loved but wanted to upgrade as it was a few years old. I actually purchased the new GRDIII and used it for a day. Unfortunately it broke and I had to return it (and it’s replacement) before deciding maybe it was a sign and I should try something different. I use the GF1 as my compact alternative to my Nikon gear and have been impressed by the image quality the 20mm f1.7 lens delivers. This is my first micro four-thirds camera and I am considering buying a few more lenses for this system. It isn’t as pocket friendly as the GRD series and I miss the retractable lens and cover. I look forward to taking more pictures with this camera in the coming months.
I was walking around the lower east side of NY City when I passed by this kid in a black trench coat and a fedora-style hat. He was almost past me when I noticed the tattoo on his neck. A big black cockroach! I immediately stopped him and asked if I could take a picture of him/it. He agreed and I thanked him and I am glad to have captured this. I have seen some bold tattoos in and around the LES/NY City but this is one of the boldest. Thank you Cockroach, I appreciate you stopping for the picture.
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