Yesterday… still working on techniques but getting closer.
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.
“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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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 –[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Or two hands… they went in and out of sync with each other. It was if they were attached through the tapping of the hands.
When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in street photography, how can you stand a few feet from your subject, put the camera to your eye, focus, and click the shutter without getting nervous? A good street photographer is not[…]