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Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Brief Moment Above Ground, on the B Train

The morning commute
Photo by myself on the subway.

Friday morning, the morning commute was like any other day. Above, more riders than usual are immersed in low tech books and the newspaper.

The express trains from Brooklyn cross the East River via the Manhattan Bridge. For a brief time, the train is above ground and bathed in daylight and reflections.

People typically bury their noses in their phones or other electronic devices. Many will reach for their cellphones to call the office to say they're running late, or check into email. On the way home, people even order dinner to be delivered! I usually text Mark to say I'm on the bridge.

As you can see, most folks are dressed in black, the standard NY dress code.

Related posts: A New York Frame of Mind, The Daily Madness, Outside Madison Square Garden and Commuting in the Hood, on the Atlantic/Pacific Platform.


CadillaC said...

traditional everyday underground :)
Greetings from Poland :)

Pierre said...

Great photo. Composition 3D and natural.
I went in a photo club yesterday. I had spoken of your photos. So full of life.
Its difficult to take photos of people in the street in France

dianasfaria.com said...

This photo has such a nice mood to it. The people reading look so relaxed.

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful everyday, subway photo! Of course we don't have a subway in my city and I drive 10 minutes by car to work....

CadillaC said...

hey It's CadillaC again :)
title of the voting it: the Best American city :)
Thank You for the visit :D
Greetings from Poland :)

Kitty said...

Hi Cadillac,
I voted on your blog. I'm sure you know for which city? ;-)

Thanks Pierre, I am flattered by your mention!
I'm wondering why it is difficult to take photos of people in France. Are they more aware of you?

If there are fewer people on the street and fewer distractions, I'm sure it's tougher to take candid photos.

Thanks Lily
Yes, I definitely felt the 'TGIF' vibe in that car. What a week it's been, geez.

Hi Leif
I envy you sometimes. We're limited here to what we can carry while walking around.

RedPat said...

Great subway shot! Everyone ignoring everyone else.