Heading back to Manhattan after a baseball game in the Bronx, this was the scene on the subway platforms. It didn’t take long after this to choose the ferry option to/from the stadium. Maybe not as fast, but not nearly as congested, and certainly a lot less “aromatic!”
The expressions of the couple looking my direction pretty much sums up the feeling of having to wait with the masses…and even a bit of irritation as to what I was doing in taking their picture! Is it just me, or does this feel cramped? :) Allow me to answer my own question, in one word…YES! And to think, this was before it really became crowded!?
All part of the experience though, and hey…at least the Yankees won, sure made my night worth it to deal with this kind of hot mess.
Thanks for taking a look.
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subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2013-09-09 4:31
hi, a nice catch from the crowd. Like how you spotted your subject and showed to us. Nice pick up from the faces surrounding by shallow depth of field. Excellent street life. Those lines of heades created nice graphism. Excellent one. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (26101) 2013-09-09 4:34
Aromatic. Now that's a word to perfectly describe any crowded public transport, and with your succinct choice of verbosity, you should consider being a politician.
Great scene to show how busy these place these get, and that dudes face really susm up the feeling I have wen I have no choice but to squeeze into a metal tube on wheels with 7 million other people.
I mus admit, there is something a little dawn of the dead about this guy too, and this would not be a good place for a zombie invasion to beak out. Good choice to take the ferry, as far as I know, shufflers cannot swim.
Have a good one.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-09-09 4:38
haha,Aromatic-I like that:)
this reminds me Hong Kong subway at weekend:)so I can easily understand your decision to take ferry.
Again you´ve managed to capture the right moment of the scene(few seconds earlier or later and the result wouldn´t be so good).
And the facial expressions of the couple is priceless(btw.I like also the way the lady behind the couple look at them:)
Brilliant composition my friend!
Have a nice day
Pietrow (304) 2013-09-09 5:00
How different eye contacts can be ! Nice reporting view.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-09-09 5:05
this shot and commentary made me smile. Have to admit I hate being in crowds and travelling on public transport as a sardine blows my mind. Hard to believe I commuted in and out of London on packed trains for over 20 years before moving south. This shot does sum up the inevitability of it all really and the resignation of just having to deal with it. The woman looks more peeved than the guy though! I am surprised that you are a Yankees fan though I would have thought the Arizona Diamondbacks were closer? But then I still support a London soccer club!
Have a good week - Brian.
ikeharel (60317) 2013-09-09 6:11
The no. 4 subway, right?, Jason.
It's been 39 years ago that I used to ride this NYT on a daily rutine - always like this, not only after a baseball game.
The couple were looking at you with dismay... what the hell he think he doe's?... probably crossed their minds( my interpretation only).
Very crowded shot, but bring back some recollections.
Nicou (126216) 2013-09-09 9:20
L'homme qui tourne la tête ressort parfaitement quelle foule et compo toutes ces personnage géniale compo.
Bravo et amitié
worldcitizen (7295) 2013-09-09 11:17
Well, this photo just about sums up commuting here in NYC! I see this was taken in May, and that's lucky for you, otherwise you'd have to add suffocating heat to the mix! I like that we see wall to wall people - all kinds of people with different expressions and clothing. There's also a blurred glimpse of the Yankee Stadium sign on one of the poles, which is nice. I could certainly share some interesting stories about commutes I've had; may I should write them all down one day. :-) On a side note, my condolences that the Yankees are being battered recently. Now Yankees fans know how we Mets fans have felt almost every season. ;-)
goodwill (4224) 2013-09-09 11:21
Oh my God!!
Had you spotted the lady with the big lower lip, stout nose and no ""eye balls"", I bet, the title would never be the same.
The man with the scary look has such a big impression here, that his presence has dwarfed the expression of others.
To me he is a leader, may be a bully or Andrew Flintoff from England. He is still seeking the attention of two ladies though not looking at them but looking towards you.
He lives in the present world, where as others are contented with the memory CDs playing in their mind, unmindful of being caught on the camera.
We all follow leaders, and its the leaders who shape the destiny of all.
All leaders, good or bad,Black or White, Asian or American, European or African, of the primitive society or the society of today,have one common quality.
Can you tell what it is?
You must know this.
serp2000 (41316) 2013-09-10 11:47
I think the main words here are Yankees won! Another things and aromatics are not so important ;)) Did you shot in automatic settings? My experience talks that you could set F/11 for a better result with DoF.
Anyway this is an interesting photo, I like to shot a crowd from some distance. At the moment I feel I am not a part of them )))
have a nice Tuesday! My Tuesday is finished and I am going to sleep just now (yawning).
mcmtanyel (14917) 2014-04-20 19:19
You have captured a sea of people! I like the fact that the focus is somewhere in the middle. Yeah, I feel a bit guilty when I take photos of people, too, but I get over it. I'm sure they'll get over it, too.
Have fun wherever you are headed and come back with lots of photos!