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NYC Subway Tableau

The New York subway series continues! This is probably one of my favourite shots…so far.  This is one of those images where the moon and the stars and the sun aligned.

Just as I pressed the shutter, the man on the platform decided to give me a little wave. I waved back just as my train arrived.

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New York, NYC, subway, station, tableau, wave, people, black and white, street photography

A Stroll Through Chelsea

One of the things I love to do when I’m in New York City is to just walk around and explore different neighbourhoods. I did just that one Sunday afternoon…in Chelsea.

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New York, Chelsea, street photography, black and white, florist, neighbourhood, storefront

Afternoon in the Village

Taking a little break from my subway station images of New York this is a shot of a small park in Greenwich Village.

This was a quick “grab” shot as my husband and I were walking around the village. It was late afternoon, the light was not great actually it was pretty dull but I liked the scene. I processed this image in Lightroom CC and then brought it into Photoshop where I used Topaz Texture Effects. I used a couple of different filters, tweaking each as I went to get my final result.

On another note, I posted two versions of a night shot of Times Square (colour & Black & White) on my Facebook and Instagram pages this weekend. I asked for feedback on which people preferred, the colour version or the B&W one. It was a pretty even split with the colour beating to the B&W by 1 vote. I’d love to know what you think. If you have a minute hop on over to my Facebook page and let me know. I’d appreciate the feedback.

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New York, Manhattan, park, square, Greenwich Village,

50th Street

What attracted me to this station at 50th Street in Manhattan was the Alice in Wonderland murals on the tile…also the cool looking underground :)

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New York, Manhattan, NYC, subway, 50th Street, underground, travel, urban

Downtown Trains

I don’t know about you, but I find that when I repeatedly visit a place I find new subjects to focus on (pardon the pun) and I become slightly obsessed with photographing that subject. This happened on my trip to New York a couple of weeks ago. This time my obsession (ok obsession might be a bit of an exaggeration) was the subway.

I’ve taken the New York subway hundreds of times but this time was different. I didn’t just ride the subway but I looked around me and I paid attention. I paid attention to the entrance way, the stairs, the murals, the signs, the people. I shot lots of frames. I’m not thrilled with all of them but I certainly came away with some keepers. Over the next little while I’ll be sharing some of them with you. Let me know what you think. Let me know if you would have shot or processed the images differently.

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New York, Manhattan, subway, downtown, train, Brooklyn, black and white, monochrome, stairs

The Neon Lights of Broadway

I spent a few days in New York a couple of weeks ago and it really doesn’t matter how often I’m there it’s probably one of my most favourite cities to photograph.

Truthfully I’ve been there so many times that I usually tend to stay away from Times Square unless I’m going to the theatre. Please don’t get me wrong, if you haven’t been there you must experience it but it’s always so jam-packed with people, that I tend avoid it.

Of course there are always exceptions. :) This particular evening I was determined to do some long exposures. Long exposures in Times Square at night are actually quite tricky to do as the neon lights are extremely bright. After many frames and multiple settings I did manage to come away with some shots I was pleased with.

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New York City, Manhattan, Broadway, Times Square, long exposure, night photography, city lights

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