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We’re On A Roll!

One of my most favourite cities in the world is New York and I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to visit often. I was there at the beginning of July for a long weekend and the reason for this latest trip was more then just a weekend getaway but it was also to do a bit more shooting underground in the subway. There was a very special reason for this which I will reveal over the next few weeks so stay tuned.

I did manage to stay above ground as well and spent a day in Brooklyn shooting on a very hot, humid and rainy day.

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New York, Brooklyn, DUMBO, underpass, hotdog vendor, black and white, BNW, NYC


Winter’s Solitude

Central Park

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New York, NYC, Manhattan, blizzard, snow, storm, cyclone bomb, Central Park


The Corner Deli

Walking through the Upper East Side during January’s cyclone bomb can be a lonely endeavour but it’s also quite beautiful.

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New York, NYC, Manhattan, blizzard, snow, storm, cyclone bomb, Upper East Side


End of the Line

Here’s another image from my Subway Tableau©️ series.

Sometimes, no matter how hard you look it’s not always easy to see the end of the line.

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New York, NYC, Manhattan, subway, station, black and white, BNW, monochrome, tableau, 42nd Street


Snow Day in Central Park

It’s February…is it too late to say Happy New Year. I guess it’s never too late for that. Well it’s been a busy start to the year with work and family and a new puppy. I made myself a promise (not a resolution) that would find more time for shooting and posting and I’m already lagging behind in that promise.

I was invited last year by a photography Club here in Toronto to do a presentation on promoting your photography on social media. I’ll be presenting to them on Tuesday and I’m really looking forward to it. I did presentation on iPhoneography for this club last year and they’re a great group of passionate photographers.

I’ve also spent the last couple of years working on some personal projects and building a body of work. I’m going to connect with some galleries and curators in the hopes of breaking into that market. I’ll let you know how that goes.

I was in NYC the first week of January with my family. For the first time in all these years of travelling to New York I finally caught a snow storm. And what a storm, or a cyclone bomb as they were calling it. The city was still and beautiful. What a wonderful way to experience Manhattan. It was pretty rough walking around outside because of the wind but we certainly weren’t going to stay in the hotel room and unfortunately my husband and boys had no desire to be excess time outside just so that I could shoot to the storm. We came to an excellent comprise. We headed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, they headed inside and I went to spend sometime walking around Central Park. It was tough keeping the camera dry ( I know, poor planning on my part as I didn’t have a cover with me) but it was so beautiful being there. I tried to find places to take cover and wipe of my camera. I ducked under this little bridge and to my surprise found the most beautiful little scene to photograph. 

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New York, NYC, Manhattan, Central Park, blizzard, snow, bridge, tunnel, storm, cyclone bomb


Pick Up Here

Spring in New York. Even on a rainy day Bryant Park shines.

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New York, NYC, Manhattan, Bryant Park, cafe, rainy day, rain, spring, outdoor cafe


Subway Tableau #5

Every Tableau tells a story….

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New York, NYC, Manhattan, subway, 57th Street, station, platform, man, waiting


The Oculus

This is fast becoming a favourite destination when in New York. Now I just have to decide whether its because I love photographing this spectacular structure  or whether its because I can go shopping at Century 21 afterwards 🙂

After some initial tweaking in Lightroom I used Nik Silver Efex Pro for the black and white conversion and then Topaz Simplify to make the crowd a bit more “faceless.”

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The Oculus, World Trade Center, New York, NYC, Lower Manhattan, Black and White, BNW


Fulton Street Station

Part of the New York Subway Series….Fulton Street station. Sometimes you have to look through the grime and track garbage to see beauty 🙂

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New York, NYC, Manhattan, subway, Fulton Street, station, platform, tracks


Museum of the City of New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, The Natural History Museum. Museums in New York. Even if you haven’t visited them you’ve certainly heard of them. I have and over the years I’ve visited them. The Museum of the City of New York….not only had I never been to this museum, I didn’t know it existed.

A couple of weeks prior to my last trip to NYC I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and I noticed a post from @sarahjessicaparker, there was a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of NY, A City Seen by Todd Webb. How did I never know about this???

The museum did not disappoint. If you’re in NYC head on over there.

New York, NYC, Museum, Museum of the City of New York, MCNY, Manhattan, black and white, BNW

New York, NYC, Museum, Museum of the City of New York, MCNY, Manhattan,

If you do find yourself at this museum, take the stairs. This is the coolest stairwell I’ve ever seen!


Subway Tableau #4

I was back in New York a couple of months ago and picked up where I left off with my subway project…right back on the platform.

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New York, NYC, Manhattan, subway, 59th street station, black and white, BNW, monochrome, tableau, platform


Subway Tableau #3

New York – Times Square – 51st Street Station. Each tableau tells a story. You just need to look carefully to find out what it is.

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New York, NYC, Manhattan, subway, 51st street station, black and white, BNW, monochrome, tableau


Westfield World Trade Center

The Westfield World Trade Center was completed and opened in August 2016. It replaces The Mall at the World Trade Center which located on the concourse level of the original World Trade Center which was destroyed on September 11, 2001.

The architecture of this mall is pretty spectacular and if you stand in the right spot you can see the new World Trade Center through the slats. I took this picture last fall but I’m heading back to NYC in a few weeks and I intend to pay it another visit.

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Westfield World Trade Centre, New York, NYC, Manhattan, mall, black and white


Up, Down & Signing Off

I’m getting ready to head out for a couple of weeks. I’ll be travelling to Israel and hope to come back with lots of images to share with all of you.  Look at my new travel companion….

Canon, 5D Mark 3, DSLRYup that’s the Canon 5D Mark 3. I just bought it last week and I’m very excited to give it a run for its money while I’m away. I’ll do a full review when I return.

I’m not going to blog while away but I will post regular updates to my Edith Levy Photography Facebook page and my Instagram feed.

 

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If you’re wondering what the “Up & Down” is in the title of this post it refers to the image below. I will leave you with another shot from the New York Subway system.

New York, NYC, Manhattan, subway, Times Square, escalators, black and white

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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


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


A Fireboat at Chelsea Pier

I was in New York last weekend for a family function and while it wasn’t a photography themed getaway I did manage to sneak away one morning and head down to Chelsea Pier for some long exposures.

I had finished shooting and had packed up my gear when I saw this boat in the harbour that was spraying water. I quickly took out my camera (again) and set it up to capture what was happening. I had never seen this before but when I got back to the hotel I started googling to see what I could find on the subject. It seems that fireboats are outfitted with pumps and nozzles to fight fires on shore and on other ships. In New York Harbour fireboats will sometimes spray water when a military ship comes back to port. I didn’t see a fire nor did I see a military ship (which doesn’t mean there wasn’t one there) but it was awesome to see none the less. Maybe they were just practising for Memorial Day. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

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Chelsea Pier, New York, NYC, long exposure, black and white, travel photography