Photographer's Note

When I was a kid, video game arcades were the biggest thrill for a youngster! Now, over twenty years after the video game revolution, one can barely find a decent arcade, even in New York. Sure, you see one here, and there, but they are just a novelty these days. The main reason for this decline is simply the fact that you can play better games in stunning quality on the home systems being sold today. The one thing all these home systems cannot duplicate is the "feel" of being in an arcade. I traveled up to Yonkers, NY, a small town just above NYC, and took this photo in an arcade that also belongs to the legendary Nathan's hot dog chain. I don't really play games these days, and on those rare occasions when I do, it's usually on my Playstation. However, it was so nice to be back inside an arcade and feel the excitement of my youth.

This image was shot with a Fuji F10. I was on the fence about it, but decided to pick one up after being inspired by the works of the great Francis Harrison. It is a superb point 'n shoot for low and available light

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