Writing with Light

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

17 responses

  1. I regret that when I lived in London and used the tube regularly, I hadn’t rediscovered photography. So many interesting subjects to photograph in any subway network I think. Smashing photo Edith!


    January 25, 2016 at 9:53 am

    • Thank you so much Adrain. It’s funny you say that because I regret not taking more photos of the subway in past visits. I’m prepared now for next time 🙂


      January 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm

  2. Sue

    Love this image!


    January 25, 2016 at 11:25 am

  3. I love that you shot this in black & white, it is such an engaging image.


    January 25, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  4. LOVE how you captured this image, Edith!! Nice shot! Sometimes it is not easy to put new eyes on when we go somewhere often. I’ll have to keep that in mind. Thank you! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    January 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm

  5. Emilio Pasquale

    Wow! Unbelievable images, Edith. Not just of the subway but I took a look at your smugmug photos of NYC and love them all.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 25, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  6. LB

    This one in Monochrome is great, and I look forward to the rest.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm

  7. Perfect in black and white. It’s a testimony to the art of seeing– everyday scenes anew in your eyes. Your NY album is fantastic, Edith.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 26, 2016 at 12:01 am

  8. Love this Edith, great image, perfect B&W


    January 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm

  9. It takes a conscious effort to view an old and familiar subject with new eyes but it usually pays off. It’s a great subject for mono and the symmetry appeals to me.


    January 28, 2016 at 8:34 am

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