Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn With My Fuji X-Pro1 And X100

by Patrick on October 30, 2012 · 9 comments

in Shots of New York City

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn With My Fuji X-Pro1 And X100:

Hey everyone, what a night!  Hurricane Sandy sure left a mess here in New York!  Some of the roads are just beginning to open up but no trains for quite some time.  The stations are completely flooded!  Mayor Bloomberg said there may be buses tomorrow but they will be limited.  There are people still without power.  Since I couldn’t get into Manhattan, I thought I’d walk around my neighborhood to check out the damage that Hurricane Sandy left here.

Since my M9 is not with me anymore (it’s on consignment for the new Leica M), I decided to walk around with my Fuji X-Pro1 and X100.  I carried my X100 with me because I wanted to use it a bit more before I sell it for the Fuji X-E1.  Here are the photos, I hope you all enjoy them.  I hope everyone is safe here in the East Coast!  Feel free to leave a comment if you live in New York or New Jersey if you have anything to say about Hurricane Sandy (or anyone else :) ).  Take care everyone and stay safe!

↑ A tree with its roots ripped out of the ground taken with the X100.  Amazing what Hurricane Sandy could do…actually any hurricane.

↑ It’s pretty amazing how the concrete surrounding the tree can just tear open like this.  Taken with the X100.

↑ Here’s another view, and look with it did to the lamp post.  Taken with the X-Pro1 and XF 35mm F1.4 R lens.

↑ Here’s a close up of the lamp post.  Taken with the X-Pro1 and XF 35mm.

↑ Here are some more fallen trees.  Taken with the X100.

↑ Taken with the Fuji X100.

↑ I thought this was kind of cool.  Taken with the X-Pro1 and XF 18mm F2.0 R lens.

↑ Here is another taken with the X-Pro1/XF 18mm combo.

↑ More trees snapped like twigs taken with the X100.

↑ Taken with the Fuji X100.

↑ Many streets were completely blocked off because of fallen trees.  Taken with the X100.

↑ This tree is so big it blocked the whole road.  Taken with the X100.

↑ The Belt Parkway was opened but as you can see, it was near deserted.  Taken with the X100.

↑ It looks like the Hurricane Sandy is moving along.  Taken with the Fuji X100.

↑ Fishing anyone?  I must give this guy credit.  Hurricane Sandy isn’t even fully gone yet :) .  Taken with the X100.

↑ Taken with the X100.

↑ I had the XF 35mm F1.4 R lens with me, and I couldn’t resist ;) .

↑ Hurricane Sandy left a complete mess of leaves EVERYWHERE.  Fuji X-Pro1 and XF 35mm combo.

↑ X-Pro1/XF 35mm combo.

↑ X-Pro1/XF 35mm combo.

↑ Kind of sad to see this smaller trees just topple over.  X-Pro1/XF 35mm combo.

↑ A piece of roof shingles.  I saw many of these walking around.  X-Pro1/XF 35mm combo.

↑ X-Pro1/XF 35mm F1.4 R lens combo wide open.

↑ X-Pro1/XF 35mm combo.

Fuji X-Pro1/XF 35mm combo.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Patrick October 31, 2012 at 11:26 am

Thanks for the mention!

Armanius October 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Glad that you are okay. Looks like you made the best out of the situation and had some fun taking photos. The power of nature is amazing and scary — all at the same time. I just got my XE1 today, but have yet to really use it. I’m definitely looking forward to the amazing IQ I experienced as an early adopter of the XPro1 — in a smaller and cheaper package. Be safe.

Patrick October 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Hi Armanius,

Thanks for your comment and well wishes! Yeah, the power of nature is pretty amazing, and scary. When I was walking around I was astonished at what Hurricane Sandy left. Big trees completely uprooted, cars crushed, complete subway stations flooded…It’s completely crazy, and the thing is, my neighborhood didn’t even get hit as hard as others. Some of my friends really had it bad. Glad you got the new X-E1. I’m actually a bit jealous of you lol :) . I planning on getting one soon when it finally arrives here in the U.S. Feel free to leave me another comment because I’d be really interested to hear what you think of it! Take care!

Arham Md Ali November 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

My god look at all the destruction the hurricane caused. Thankfully from the pictures taken the houses were not destroyed.

Proud user of Fuji X100 here. I consider it as my best friend.

Patrick November 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Hi Arham,

Thanks for your comment. Yeah, it caused a lot of destruction but we were luckier than some other parts of NY. A lot of my friends lost power, and some people unfortunately, lost more than just power. Glad to have a proud X100 user here! The X100 is an awesome camera! Thanks for stopping by, and nice blog btw!

shashinka November 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Makes me think I should get around to posting some damage from the hurricane here in Washington DC done with my XP1 and X100.

Patrick November 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Hi Shashinka,

I appreciate your comment! You definitely should. Send me the link when you do. I hope you guys didn’t get hit too badly down there. Take care, and stay safe!

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