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Some NY Subway Photos

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Fred G, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. The sky was too nice to say no to. Polarizer yes.




    Thanks for looking!
  2. Fred,

    All three are awesome photos ...
  3. Beautiful vibrant color Fred!! what kind of Polarizer did you use?
  4. Very nice! Love 'em.
  5. Bob, Jim and Alex, thanks very much!!

    Jim, I used a Tiffen CP. It's my only Tiffen and it seems to be a good copy.
  6. Great colors on the first one! It's almost enough to have me try to abandon black and white!
  7. joepilot


    Mar 21, 2007
    Richmond Va.
    Fred if that 1st shot was any sharper you could cut your finger on it
  8. BarryS


    Dec 12, 2006
    Narberth, PA
    I really like number one and it has something to do with the train but i am not sure what it is.
  9. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    1 & 3 are both outstanding. Good job.
  10. Fred

    Nice crisp images. Especially #1. When post processing I always have trouble deciding how much contrast to use. You have it nailed from my point of view on this one. Just curious what lens did you use? i.e. is this as sharp as it seems because of the lens or did you just dial into the exact exposure and get the contrast / sharpness right in pp?

    Like the composition of Image #3, which I think is emphasized by the use of B&W. There are so many neat things to shoot and yet it's not always easy to find them!

    Good eye!
  11. Thanks so much for the kind words everyone!

    Thanks very much, Dan! I shot those with Nikon's 18-200 VR and Tiffen polarizer. I use Photoshop Elements and set my unsharp mask to 0.3 pixel, 100% with 0 threshold. I find it gives the photo a little pop without adding the 'halo' effect. So I guess it's a little of both; I find the 18-200 copy I have to be very good.
  12. All of these are great. #1 really stands out for me though. The combination of the blue sky and overall sharpness of the train and surrounding buildings is outstanding.
  13. Fred,
    These are totally awesome......
    From one railfan to another.... great job!!!!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 3, 2007
  14. Zee71


    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Super images......thanks for sharing. Being a New Yorker and riding the subways, it's nice to see a different view. I like the black and white image. Great timing of catching both trains.
  15. You're a brave man Fred! Is that the Mosholu Parkway or Woodlawn Ave. stop? I lived by the Bedford Park stop on the 4 line for 20 years and you would not catch me taking a camera out there in a million years.

    When I needed to bring my camera gear anywhere, it would go into a 5 gallon black garbage bag with some loose (clean!) empty soda cans before I got on the train. Nobody would bother me with that bag around my arms!

    Ah the good old days, it's been a decade since I moved, I'm sure things have changed!
  16. Steve, you'll probably be underwhelmed but that's just a circular polarizer and some unsharp mask in PS Elements. My luck in finding the sky like that was simply that good! :smile:

  17. Hehe, even reportedly 'scarier', Pete. That was on the New Lots IRT and the black and white was at Livonia Av on the Canarsie line. Things in the city have improved greatly to which I give the tragedy of 9/11/01 some credit.
  18. Thanks again for viewing and the kind words!
  19. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Fred - yes the sky was way too nice not to have your camera out - great shots!
  20. Beautiful! That's all I can say!
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