Whoa, can you believe it….two years now on TE, time passes quickly…except here of course, where it stands as a still image. :) It’s been a lot of fun getting to know so many fellow photog’s from different corners of the world. You’ve all had an influence on my photography in one way or another, and for that I thank you! I genuinely appreciate your friendships and time taken to leave comments on my pictures. I’m like a cockroach now, there’s no getting rid of me. lol
As one of the major thoroughfares through Manhattan, 5th Avenue is alive with people, traffic, well known landmarks, shopping, sights, sounds and everything else that comprises the hustle and bustle of New York City. In fact, one of the cities famous sites can be seen in this shot, the spires of St. Patricks cathedral. I don’t know if there’s any particular significance to this giant clock, other than letting us know the time and making for aesthetic feature in this urban setting, but it sure caught my eye as something just a bit different on the streets.
Anyway, this should hopefully give anyone that hasn’t visited NYC a small idea of the vibrant activity from this “City that never sleeps.” Thanks again to everyone for the support. Here’s to many more years ahead!
Thanks for stopping by.
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jhm (148742) 2014-07-08 4:07
It is five past twelve PM with a lot people and also a lot cars on the street during the
Very well see with the a crossing with the walkers.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant.
Excellent composition and nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (73406) 2014-07-08 4:57
J'aime beaucoup l'idée originale derrière cette composition. J'aime l'effet entonnoir qui donne de la profondeur à l'image ainsi que la très grande animation sur l'avenue.
serp2000 (43108) 2014-07-08 5:10
Hm, I just imagine that once I could be meet you on the 5th av. it could be great! )) Excellent play the digits, good composition with the clock construction in the center. I have see the church and Greek flag on the background and now I remember this place too.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-08 5:45
WoW! Has it only been two years……………………wry smile.
Sending you a big celebratory handshake…………..even bigger wry smile.
Nice shot to commemorate this landmark and a clever title too. A phallic time piece if ever I saw one and that made me smile even more when I saw that they are having a "sample sale" just down the street too! Mind working overtime now as you can probably imagine. Hey Big Guy this site would not be the same without you sunbeam so keep 'em coming Roachie!
tempers fudgeit - as they say……..
BeeDee (failed Latin obviously).
ikeharel (67205) 2014-07-08 6:52
Not so crowded 5th Ave. scene, Jason, i had seen it many time more congested, full of heads and legs - to a point you might not be able to walk against the "stream" - yet, this is rather very spacious sidewalk sight in this known and magnificent boulevard.
The clock is taking most attention, but with good DOF along.
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-07-08 7:00
Hey Jason - congrats on your anniversary! Keep 'em coming, yours is some of my favorite work around here. This is a nice and unique view of the city; instead of the bustle around, you focused on time itself, something New York always seems to lack enough of!
ourania (41234) 2014-07-08 7:25
congratulations on your two years on TE, for all the work on your photos, notes and comments. All of them are delightful and inspiring. I appreciate the fact that your work brings joy to you and all of us and inspires us to have a more thorough look at things, without preconceptions. A big thank you!
In this picture I like very much how the frame is divided by the clock and we have cars on its right and people on its left:) There's great depth and fine details, attractive sense of movement, lovely graduating light and mild, natural colours. I also like that you avoided the cliché time in clock photos by five minutes. Congratulations and thank you for this one too!
All the best, have a great day,
Cricri (115557) 2014-07-08 7:30
Any happy birthday my friend of the desert, it is a real pleasure to look and to comment on your images of your country (in other) and well on your friendship ......
As for the photo difficult to miss the hour:-) in everything the cases you not to miss her(it), magnificent presentation(display)
Sorry for Facebook, I click everything to see and I makes that stupid things, well, yes I know says nothing, but return:-)))))
emka (91512) 2014-07-08 8:56
Hi, Happy birthday boy of the desert. Is it only two years? I thought you are here longer with us. I am almost seven). For me the most important thing here is the social side of it, specially the meetings and virtual friendship with the people from all parts of the world. I have checked, on my list of the Trekkers that I have met in person there are 99 names. So I think you will be number 100. Hurrah!
Beautiful photo from the City that never sleeps. I do not remember this clock but I recognize the spires of St. Patrick. Do you know that inside is a copy of our most venerated Black Madonna? And I remember that there are so many flags there. Excellent composition, great colours and sharpness. Nice view of the very busy but pleasant street. I prefer old cities but I like NYC very much.
WArm regrads MAlgo
worldcitizen (8200) 2014-07-08 11:16
Nice view of life on Fifth Avenue. Besides St. Patrick's, I can also see the facade of Saks Fifth Avenue. I know these blocks well; I often walk them when going from Rockefeller Center to the Bryant Park area.
This clock is actually quite special. It's listed on the National Register of Historic places for NYC. All I know about it is that it was made in 1907, and originally stood outside a major bank. You had a good eye to spot it and capture it. :-)
nikkitta (17066) 2014-07-08 11:26
Hola my friend from the desert
You with your notes and critics ( personal funnies long ones) changes the spirit of TE, lot of people began to write good critiques not only about exposure, color, DOF, POV but about details, the circumstances they were taken
Good to commemorate your two years with the clock at the first place with Saint Patrick towers at the back
To tell you the true what catches more my attention is the "sample sale" at the back
Tu amiga de las pamapas
lousat (87134) 2014-07-08 11:51
Hi Jason,nothing better to celebrate your 2 years on TE,a metaphore of the time with this clock and the people walking in a neverending perspective,a great capture full of detail,colors and things to watch,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2014-07-08 11:51
Two years, a hearty congratulations to you and to the many fine, creative, funny, innovative, unique and amusing posts you have shared. It's been a pleasure to share the results of your balloon chair, and for that, I tip my cap good sir. I would buy you a cake to celebrate but it wouldn't make it across the puddle that divides us.
This is a rather odd looking piece of street furniture as well, it kid of looks like its from some wealthy persons house. S wealthy perhaps that they got sick of carrying it and decided to just leave it here! It seems that like everything in new York, it is pretty ginormogantic,and suited to its home.
I always note as well, the way the spires are dwarfed by the buildings. Here in soggy town, the churches are always he biggest buildings. A very nice view of this bustling megalopolis.
Thanks again and happy near hump day!
mursaloglu (8682) 2014-07-08 15:41
amazing shot from Big Apple marvelous sense to be in this stunning city. great shot and fantastic sharpness. bravo
mcmtanyel (19701) 2014-07-08 18:40
Happy anniversary! Nice photo to point to the passage of time, very appropriate.
PS. You reviewed my photo literally seconds after I uploaded it, while I was still uploading the WS photos. They are there now.
macjake (64704) 2014-07-08 23:03
so its been two years eh? What took you so long? Haha
you're right, the online friendships are what make this sight better than all the rest.
And when you stop to think about it, its funny, weird, strange how we all call eachother friends when most of us have never seen eachother in person lol.
But thats the world we live in today, online friends, online dating, online phone/video conversations....the world is changing....which reminds me of the BEST ALL TIME MOVIE LINE IN HISTORY
"GET BUSY LIVIN'OR GET BUSY DYIN'"
you know what movie thats from right? My all time favorite!
Anyways...there IS a photo here right? Lol
Nyc is one of the few places where a clock like this can be placed anywhere and it just seems to fit like a glove. Not OJ Simpsons glove though....haha
Really enjoy these common yet still interesting street scenes. Makes me wonder what i missed out on during my time here.
See you around!
fabbs99 (17129) 2014-07-08 23:29
Excellent shot from the street of New York City.The cars ,the people walking on the sidewalk and the huge clock.I think the clock in Roman Numeral has been installed by the busy thoroughfare to remind the citizens the importance of time.Great piece of work.TFS.
Royaldevon (36129) 2014-07-09 0:53
Every time I see shots of N.Y. it makes me want to return and seek out these places that I missed or, possibly, just cannot remember. That's the beauty of photographs, they trigger your memory, not just for the place but the mood!
I love how you have placed this tall, taLL, TALL clock so perfectly in frame with its symbolism. The shallow dof works well, inferring the rapid movement of everything other than time!
Have a great day,
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-09 3:16
Hi Jason.... Two years? Time flies when you are having fun (except with you and you freeze it)! Congratulation and thanks for sharing your photographs, notes and humour with us. A bold and asuccessful image to mark the occasion.
mesutilgim (92364) 2014-07-09 13:52
First of all congratulations to your 2nd year at TE.
Nice capture from NY dominated with this classical clocktower. Good pov and layout.
TFS and best regards
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-07-13 2:23
you´re right-time passes quickly.I think even faster in one of the biggest and busiest cities in the World.
I really like the way you composed and framed the scene.The clock is placed perfectly in the shot and gives the scene unique and stylish look.
Very elegant and eye-catching shot my friend!
Waylim (25488) 2014-07-14 23:31
Does time fly when you're having fun? Well it fly anyway whether you have fun or not, so do it while you can. That's way I travel to many place while I'm still young enough and can walk and hike. I don't want to lay in bed later wish I have done this and that.
It is a joy to learn and to connect with people with similar hobby and enjoy travelling around, the world if not in person at least I feel like have seen many places here. Anyway, a good shot to symbolize time and a good title for 12;05 at Fifth Ave. Time to hit the Saks?
berek (47314) 2014-10-01 21:14
I love the original idea behind this composition. I like the funnel that gives depth to the image and the great animation on the avenue effect.congratylations for your Two years my friend.
Greetings from Istanbul