In the New York City subway system there is a program called "Arts for Transit". Many of the stations have artwork done by local artists in various forms. There are pieces done in terra cotta, bronze, glass, mosaics, posters, etc.
Here are two windows from a station in Brooklyn. The window on the right is part of the art project called "New Morning", which was installed in 2001. It consists of various glass mosaics by an artist named Al Loving.
In the window on the left you have a view of the immediate neighborhood, as well as a very distant view of Manhattan, along with the day's cloudy sky. Unfortunately, this window is not as clean as it could be. :-)
In the workshop are more of the mosaic windows in this station.
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weetrees (79) 2011-10-09 14:05
Its always difficult to balance the exposure when faced with such contrasts
Balanced it well you have i can just make out the high rises of NYC in the background there behind the dirty window :-)
Hopefully my next visit wont be too long away and for longer.
batalay (40177) 2011-10-09 23:35
A gorgeous diptych! You've juxtaposed the scene through the window and the Archimedian Spiral of the stained glass masterfully. With the note and the additional stained glass windows in the workshops, this is genuinely attractive contribution to TE.
holmertz (58186) 2011-10-10 12:39
This is an interesting and attractive combination of views and it's hard to imagine it's actually from a subway station. Considering the obvious problems you must have faced the light is very well handled, both parts being well exposed.
The subway of Stockholm is sometimes known as the longest art gallery in the world, most of the 100 stations being individually designed by various artists. Some of them are quite beautiful.
mjdundee (4663) 2011-10-10 23:31
You are definitelly one of the most serrious poetic composers here on TE. This is a good example for creating poetry by composing two common views into one.
Psrsonally I find the black frame slightly too mighty but the idea and concept looks great.
Thank you for sharing this.
Thanks of course for your poetical critique to my candy shot. You have made my day ; )
vasilpro (41661) 2011-10-11 14:12
Wonderful composition, excellent POV, I like the contrast between the two windows, one with a beautiful view to the town and the other with a very nice colorful vitro, very good light management, very nice framework.
Warm regards, Vasilis.
macjake (71721) 2011-10-12 17:48
its like having 2 photos in one!
I do remember seeing some of the artwork you mentioned in the subway stations.
its very smart what John mentioned, regarding the difficulty in having such strong dark and light subjects in one photo - but it turned out well didn't it!
enjoy your day
fabianoleite (11971) 2011-10-13 18:12
Interesting comparison between the windows, the city on one side and the vitral on the other, in a good composition. Congratulations!
ravinmb (1303) 2011-10-13 23:21
This is a beautiful art and also a beautiful art of photography of yours.. Even in the thumbnail, it attracted me.. It is difficult to get both to perfection.. but you have balanced it well.. very well seen and captured..
Have a great day.
boa (7543) 2011-10-15 7:29
it is a good idea to "spice up" the grey and dull subway stations. Thousands of people are travel every day after all ! Are all stations in NYC included in this "New Morning" project ?
Fine exposure and a good idea and a perfect contribution for TE. Tfs!
Have a nice Saturday.
kato (11630) 2011-10-18 1:26
You're capturing well this scenery by an interesting contrast and good color tone/clarity, so it's impressive and interesting in contrast look of impressionist and abstract paintings. This guesses that the authorities is trying both of the first to entertain the eyes of passengers in subway stations and give the opportunity of working artists. the authorities.
clic (18186) 2011-12-23 9:12
Many thanks for your kind words dear Brenda.
"Two windows"...Two worlds, I must say, given the cohabitation of ART with NATURE presented in bold frames juxtaposed that remind me of those stereoscopic holders of yesteryears!
Quite eye-catching, indeed.
bona (13739) 2012-04-06 6:15
what a beautiful artwork with this windows. I like the ws photo showing many of them. Here in rio de janeiro, they try to make some similar in some subway stations but I sadly they removed the artworks;
Nice capture, with great colors and details.
mayjayne (6800) 2012-09-29 21:49
You have a good eye to compose this is artistic composition in placing two contrasting natures together! Excellent work!