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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On Street Photography and Grand Central Station

Grand Central Terminal, NYC
Photo by myself at Grand Central Terminal, at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue.

Above, possibly one of the most breathtaking spaces in the New York, and certainly one of my favorite. The main waiting room at Grand Central is successful because of the lighting.

The main space is lit with the warm glow of incandescent lights, while frosted glass skylights provide a white light in the background. The gigantic columns are backlit by the skylights in a dramatic yet subtle way.

On Monday, the space was filled with people, most of them there to gawk at the architecture.


For those interested in Street Photography, do visit this site belonging to Dave Beckerman, a fine New York photographer.

In this latest post, Dave shares his techniques to getting great candids out on the street. I definitely picked up a couple tricks! Dave is a longtime NYC resident, who seems to have taught himself photography. He takes a beautiful array of photographs, from landscapes to cityscapes to street candids.

Most of Dave Beckerman's images are in black and white, but you would never notice that anything was missing.

You can purchase prints of Dave Beckerman's photography, as well. To view his work, click here

Related posts: On Looking like a Tourist on a Holiday, On Grand Central and Tall Tales and Queuing Up at Grand Central Terminal.


Tiago said...

Great photo Kitty, and thanks for the link. It was very useful.

Olivier said...

la photo souvenir par excellence ;o)

fishwithoutbicycle said...

A lovely photo as usual Kitty. Grand Central is one of my favourite places in New York. I love it when I occasionally have to catch a train there as I always experience a small "oh my God I live in New York" moment despite 9years here now!!

Laurent said...

Certainly my favorite station in the world

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Very nice picture. The colours are amazing. Hope that in a near future, I will be able to take my own pictures of Grand Central.

dianasfaria.com said...

thank you for sharing this Kitty, I enjoyed looking at his work. Beckerman's "Skating Rink" is to die for.

Ken Mac said...

thanks for the tip to that excellent site!

Themesoftime said...

This is an amazing image. I remembered my time spent in NY

Good architecture

Mike said...

I love the lighting there. I started a new blog on Long Island Photography Roads, traffic, signs...