The N/R Train.

I’m smitten with my camera. That’s probably pretty obvious. Yesterday, I spent a few minutes actually contemplating purchasing a police scanner. And then it occurred to me that I prefer taking pictures of people and happy times more so than death and destruction. Unfortunately, it’s death and destruction that viewers and publishers generally gawk at. But no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to comprehend or accept that. Occasionally, this grim reality sucks.

Anyway, I’m smitten. I carry it everywhere. And slowly, I’m getting to know it. I read the manual on the subway and anytime I find I’m waiting. There’s a lot to understand and I made a promise to myself that I would get to know this camera like I’ve never known one before.

I snapped this recently on the subway. I had it over a Flickr but I really wanted the ability to show it larger. If you click the 500×335 thumbnail, it will enlarge to about 1010×676. Big is better. Sometimes.

For some reason, I really like this shot. Perhaps it’s because I wasn’t supposed to be taking it. Perhaps it’s because no one caught me (except for maybe the guy on the far right, front) until after it was too late. Either way, I like it and I want to share it.

8 Comments

  1. This is a nice foto. You’ve really inspired me to start carrying mine around more.

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  2. i really like it too. plus, i sorta love a subway at this perfect capacity. the balance is really nice, like the illusion of a mirror with the pole in the middle and the shiny metal all around.

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  3. When I see some of your pictures, I realize what a country bumpkin I am. All of that steel and concrete literally sends me into a small panic. And the thought of being crammed onto a train with a bunch of grouchy strangers every day makes me want to crawl out of my skin. I really admire New Yorkers- because I couldn’t handle the stress of living in a city that large. I’m a wuss.

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  4. i thought less is best. just kidding. i really like the shot—it motivates me to give it a try too (take pics of folks, that is). we’ll see.

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  5. i understand why you like it. it’s a great shot i think. and i like it big, too :)

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  6. Great photo.
    If you like NYC Subway photos, and I do, you might want to check this guy’s site:

    http://www.travisruse.com/

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  7. DaveJ, thank you! I had seen his site before but forgot to bookmark it. Thanks, sir!

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  8. I can see a whole room of these photos in large format at MOMA. It would make you sit and watch the faces.

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