NYC Spring Day: Nikon D90

NYC Spring Day: Nikon D90

NYC Spring Day from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

After many days of rain we finally had a nice spring day. The urge to go outside was irresistible, I grabbed my D90, a few lenses and headed towards Union square late in the afternoon. Lots of people enjoying themselves. I was lucky that day to be invisible. Unfortunately I don’t have control over it, some days it works, some it does not, and on those days when it does not work, I don’t get anything. CAUTION: In case you are offended by nudity in abstract form – please close your eyes at 0:34 sec you can re-open them at 0:39 sec.
Lenses used: 70-200mm 2.8, 75-150mm 3.5, 17-35mm 2.8 and 58mm 1.4 (voigtlander). Most shots from Union Square, a few other clips mixed it. jazzanova – the remixes 1997-2000 – 06 – karma – high priest. Enjoy!

25 thoughts on “NYC Spring Day: Nikon D90

  1. Fu

    Nice Work, nice ambiant, nice colors, From the best videos that a viewed sinc that video mode can exist on reflex camera…


  2. Mark McNulty

    Brilliant work. Saw you fashion stuff first over at Vimeo but this is great. I’m just starting out with a bit of video so thanks for sharing the work!

  3. pedro

    fair enough!

    gotta say i’m addicted to that video.

    truly inspiring!

    the girl on the phone, when she turns around to give her friend (in italics?) a hug.. looks like a movie, but I guess nothing beats real life.

    plus i got to discover what seems to be a really cool book, the one that guy is reading; ‘change the world without taking power’. deep stuff.

    oh the things we get from art!

  4. Marshal

    This was more interesting, even without the model. And it has nothing to do with the brief abstract art nudity. It’s simply…more real and has more to look at overall. I’m not a fine art critic. It shows doesn’t it? lol. But I like it. The music works well too.

  5. mike.kobal Post author

    thanks for all the comments. magic bullet and 3way color correction on the pp.
    the 58mm is very nice, a bid difficult to focus at 1.4 but when you hit the focus it is beautiful, the guy with the cellphone, the silhouette w hat, the little girl and the guy reading “chronicle”-all shot with 58mm wide open.

  6. Sara

    What shots were taken with the Viogtlander? Talk to us about that lens. Whats your feeling.

    I was thinking about that or the 50mm Zeiss F1.4

  7. John Byrne

    Great mixture of life in the city, Mike. I don’t know how you got so much of it in so short a time. Really well done. Nice to see Nikon’s video mode come to life.

  8. Aaron

    Simply amazing work, very inspiring – you footage form the d90 is some of the best that I’ve seen. AWESOME!!!!


  9. Jera

    Mike Kobal,
    I stumbled across your site while on a search for video footage for the D90.
    I must say your videos were the best I found.
    Your work is so very inspiring and gorgeous.
    The shots and footage with the lensbabies are remarkable.
    Thanks for taking the time with descriptions and the D5000, D90 comparison.

    –I’m quite the dedicated fan!

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