Flatiron Building and Tree, New York

Black And White Photography, Jane, Photography

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Get A Grip

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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The things you see in a park, in this case, Central Park in New York.

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Photo Bombed

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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This is an image from several years ago when I was able to spend a few hours in New York.  I did my best to take advantage of every minute I was there. I had five hours from the time I got off the train at Penn Station and had to be back on the train to catch a flight out of Newark.  I managed to visit the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park and Rockefeller Center.  I realize I barely scratched the surface and know I will be returning someday.

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From This Day Forward

alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography

Another candid capture at one of my all time favorite locations, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, located in Central Park, Manhattan

 

Voice Of An Angel

Black And White Photography, Photography, Sherry
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Busker, Bethesda Arches, Central Park, New York City

What struck me first was that she had the voice of an angel…

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In Search Of

Black And White Photography, Photography, Stacy
Young Male Orthodox Jews in Grand Central Station NYC

Grand Central Station, NYC

These two young Orthodox Jews had a goal in mind, but what it was, I don’t know. I did see them approach and speak with one gentleman, whose arms they then proceeded to wrap with some kind of ribbon. If anyone can shed some light on what might have been going on, I’d sure be interested in finding out.

Adorable

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography

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Fuji X30 – 1/170 @ f/2.8 – ISO 200

After a great weekend of street shooting of with fellow Monochromia Contributors Laurie Buchwald, Robyn Graham, Stacy Patterson Fischer and Patti Fogerty I saw this playful little girl waiting in front of Madison Square Garden and had to grab an image. October 16th 2016.

Into the Light

Black And White Photography, Photography, Stacy
Shaft of sunlight highlights woman's face at Grand Central Station, NYC

Grand Central Station, New York City

Grand Central holds the promise of so many photographic opportunities. I loved spending time there with Joe, Terry, Laurie, and Robyn before making our way to  meet Patti in Central Park!

There wasn’t an abundance of sunlight in the terminal while we were there, but then I saw this beautiful shaft of light appear. I quickly positioned myself by the staircase, exposed for the highlights, and waited for the “right” person to walk into it. I was not disappointed.

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NYC Sunset Towers

Black And White Photography, Mobile Photography, Patti, Photography

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The old, the new and time passing in between.

New York City sunset.

Oyster Rush

Black And White Photography, Photography, Stacy

Updated September 2, 2016: AND THE WINNER IS …

Okay, votes have been cast and the choice made. And interestingly, while “Travel Weary” received an actual vote (thanks, Joe 😊) and a few nods in the comments, my final choice came from the write-in titles, of which there were many. I don’t know if you were all able to see what those were, but for fun here they are: Inside the Oyster, Belly of the Beast, On Arrival, Destination, Our Rush, Every Which Way, An Old Tradition, Oyster Bar, To the Oyster Bar, Oyster Bar Restaurant, Follow the Tile, Oyster Rush, Activity, The World is Your Oyster.

What did I choose? Belly of the Beast captured the fancy of both me and my hubby, though those not familiar with Grand Central would likely not get the reference. In the end, it came down to Oyster Rush and Every Which Way. I really liked the feel of Every Which Way, but it left out any reference to the Oyster Bar. In the end, drumroll please, I chose Patti’s suggestion of “Oyster Rush.” Thanks, Patti!

Thanks so much to all for participating. It is so true that we each see things differently and this made it fun to learn what you all “saw” in this photo. (FYI, I chose a different title for the color image. I won’t spoil the surprise, but if you’re interested in learning about that, pop on over via the Visual Venturing link below.)

Oyster Bar Restaurant entrance Grand Central Station

Oyster Bar Restaurant, Grand Central Station, New York City

I’ve never had too much of a problem coming up with a title for a post. For some reason, this one has baffled me. I’ve always believed that if I can’t title an image, then my vision for it wasn’t clear, and therefore, neither will it be for the viewer. So I hesitated posting this one. Trouble is, I really like it. The reason for shooting was to capture the famous Oyster Bar Restaurant in the basement of Grand Central. It was a challenge as tripods aren’t allowed and the light is very low. Handholding with high ISO was the only way to go.

I loved the hustle and bustle of the area, but what caught my attention was the lone woman, head down, pulling her suitcase, making her way to the restaurant. That was the focus of my attention. As fate would have it, when I pushed the shutter, the young man entered the right of the frame – I love his motion. And in the color version, he’s wearing a blue shirt, which works together with the blue sweater the woman is wearing.

With that backstory, I then began to think about titles for this B&W post. (For the color version, “Blue” was the first idea I had, but when I asked my husband to look at the photo, he didn’t see that; he saw, instead, the woman, who was in fact the reason behind the photo. Obviously color is not an option here.)  “To the Bar?”  “Travel Weary?” “By One’s Lonesome?” After pondering this for far too long, I finally decided, hey, why don’t I ask all of you.

What makes this even more interesting is that I chose to post this photo in color on my own blog. If you’re up for it, head on over to Visual Venturing and see it. You’ll find a slightly different poll, with the inclusion of “blue” for a choice.

So, chime in and let me know if any of my titles appeal to you. Or perhaps you have a better idea. I’ll hold the poll open for one week and whatever title comes out on top is the one I’ll change the title to (unless I like someone’s “other” idea the best). It will be interesting to see if the top choices for both end up being the same or different. So have some fun and I thank you in advance for your input!

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