Tag: New York Subway

18th Street Ghost Nice Station

More from the 18th street “Ghost Station” on the 6 train line.  

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Masstransiscope

Watch “Reinstalling Masstransiscope” on YouTube

What’s fascinating about this installation, is that normally, film, runs through the projector gate (or at least in the old days that’s how it worked) at a certain speed, once 18 fps, then in the sound era 24 frames per second. Video is usually flashing by at 30 fps. Here you do the moving past […]

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New York City Ghost Stations

City Hall Ghost Station Stairs Sign

Yesterday… still working on techniques but getting closer.  

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18th Street Ghost Station Stairs

Shot today from moving train with on camera flash.  I also have a wireless trigger, but apparently haven’t figured out how it works yet.  Still considering – making progress.

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This Time Tomorrow

“This Time Tomorrow” – The Kinks on the 6 train This time tomorrow where will we be On a spaceship somewhere, sailing across an empty sea This time tomorrow what will we know Will we still be here, watching an in-flight movie show I’ll leave the sun behind me and I’ll watch the clouds as […]

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City Hall Ghost Station

City Hall Ghost Subway Station

The project continues… Hopefully tomorrow I’ll pick up a battery pack for the Sunpak 383 so that I can get faster recycle times. The train generally goes through the City Hall station at full speed. To do this right, you’ve got to be able to fire off a burst from the flash – or else […]

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Worth Ghost Station

Ghost Subway Stations

Spent some more time working on techniques for photographing “ghost” subway stations with Weber.  It’s tricky stuff to do; but it can be done.  It’s amazing to me what is underground, mostly in the dark.  Here’s a sample from yesterday – from the Worth Street ? station on the 6 line. Preparing equipment to do […]

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From the Blog

Ghost Tags in the Subway

Some new testing today — using Sunpak flash – through subway windows on the #6 train – in what was just about complete darkness.  It’s pretty complex, because the flash, if it’s not flush against the window, leaks and spots on the window show up. Besides that, flash setup I’m using is not auto – […]

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Ghost Subway Stations Part 3

It’s dark in those subway tunnels.  Very dark.  And what started as a whim, trying to catch glimpses of the abandoned stations, has broadened out into an interesting experiment (at least interesting to me). Most abandoned stations can’t easily visited.  Which is to say there are about three or four (maybe) that you can make […]

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Color in the Dark Tunnels

There is color all over the place in New York’s darkened subway tunnels.  Besides the “ghost stations” like City Hall, and to a lesser extent Worth Street.  I’ll be futzing a bit with flash, tho I don’t have a lot of hope for it since you’re shooting through subway glass. a) If anyone does notice, […]

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Missed Subway Shot

I’ve got the battery for the Canon Ti5 charging for the first time in months. 30mm Sigma lens on. Open to f1.4. ASA set to 6400. Continuous shooting mode. I’m ready to get on the six train and do this ghost station thing again. Only, it’s so damned cold outside, and so warm in the […]

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City Hall Ghost Station

There are a bunch of subway stations in New York that haven’t been in use for years, but are still “somewhat” maintained.  I first learned about them from the photographer Matt Weber.  I knew in a vague way these now unused stations were around, but not that they were still visible. The City Hall Ghost […]

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