Ahhh, feels good to finally have a new picture posted. :) The last few weeks of dog-sitting certainly kept me occupied, but it was the minimal internet access that proved to be the biggest challenge. The saying rings true, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” Such a crazy day and age we live in, yeah…when the daily routine is tested by experiencing a lack of technological conveniences? lol
One of the things I most enjoy about a big city are the numerous and well known landmarks, and the chance to catch different glimpses of them through the streets, which generally affords a fresh outlook. Although easy to spot from many points, this particular view of the Manhattan Bridge made for a most pleasant backdrop to fuse together two of New York’s famous attractions.
If my intention had been to catch this scene void of people, I would still be standing in the same spot today. It may not appear overly crowded or busy, but the constant stream of life in motion is what makes this city run, and hopefully adds that little extra “oomph” to this shot.
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aliabazari (15949) 2014-08-04 21:50
I like this shot of the street, and people. New York is a city full of attractions and lovely to me. Good composition and depth. Exposure and color, well done. Thanks for sharing
serp2000 (40654) 2014-08-04 22:11
Only one question...Why did you hide this interesting photo from us so long time??? Great! I really like this point of view, excellent presentation of NYC. TFS!
I've deleted that photo with the Dodgers fans. ;)
Best wishes from sunny ural,
macjake (57490) 2014-08-04 22:15
welcome back to 2014! What was it like living back in 1994 for the last few weeks? haha
keeping your photo in mind with the theme of NYC and the internet/technology age...i'm a huge fan of Seinfeld, and if you pay close attention to the show, they never used cell phones. If they were driving around town they would stop to use a pay phone!
and that show isn't THAT old, its early 90's and all the way to the end of the late 90's.
amazing how technology changes and how quickly it adapts to our every day life.
so brother...i feel your pain!! when we go on vacation we often have to go without internet or cell coverage and its painful lol
love the sign E. Broadway, glad you snuck that into the scene as well, and the dridge is the icing on the cake for sure.
glad to have you back.
but arent' you leaving for Russia soon?
mcmtanyel (14247) 2014-08-04 22:45
The colors of the lower half of the photo certainly make up for the drab grey tones of the upper half. The contrast doesn't stop there. The upper half is lifeless whereas the lower half is abounding with human activity. I like contrasts. BTW, the bridge looks to be supported by the Chinese stores.
ikeharel (58941) 2014-08-04 22:58
Good to see you are back from duty, and posted a vibrant photo from NY.
Contrast between the bridge and Chainatown sign's, people added much vividness to this Broadway corner.
raised memories from the 70th for me.
jemaflor (86110) 2014-08-04 23:15
Interesting result with people, colors and bridge in the BG, good contrast effect, a daily life scene well captured.
holmertz (42319) 2014-08-05 2:10
This is another smartly composed and neatly cropped photo. I appreciate your ambition to "catch different glimpses" of the well known landmarks of a city. I also like your attitude that "the constant stream of life in motion is what makes this city run". Waiting for a place like this to be void of people would not only be a waste of time but also a completely crazy idea about what makes a photo interesting. I think we have something in common here.
PS Are there really places in the US with minimal internet access? Alaska? I was cut off from the net, and TV, for four days last week after a heavy thunder storm. A most unpleasant experience :-).
Royaldevon (30793) 2014-08-05 2:32
It is true, the more you miss something, the more you appreciate it!
Yes, Chinatown is busy and your photograph confirms it. I love how you have linked it with the bridge and made it such a contrast in terms of colour as well as size.
My overriding memory of Chinatown is people sidling up to me and whispering in my ear ..."You wanna buy a watch?" " You wanna buy some sunglasses?" "You wanna buy a Tiffany bracelet?" My husband bought a 'Rolex' which has been running perfectly for 4 years and looks amazing!
Great to have you back,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-05 3:31
Hello Stranger - hope the dog is OK after you sitting on it for 2 weeks, or am I reading a bit more into this than I should…….
A "new" picture old chap, this one is 10 years old! - ah! yes getting the link with the past and lack of technology - clever. I just love the sights, sounds and smells of China Town, but hey! am I the only one who realises that they also eat dogs in China so am a bit surprised at this particular post after your recent escapades. ;-)
There is so much going on in this image, capturing all the hustle and bustle that pervades all China Towns no matter which City they are in. It is a perfectly balanced composition with iconic NYC pointers visible - the famous bridge, the street signs - Oh! and, of course, the dismissive red "talk to the hand".
Hope you enjoyed the Chianti too!
jhm (140689) 2014-08-05 4:39
A very nice daily life picture, this in New York, I though in China, but the bridge in background shows this is in New York
Perfectly sharp and clear, nice panorama view too.
Very well composition, nice presentation too.
Excellent done, TFS.
lousat (78503) 2014-08-05 4:45
Hi Jason,your perspectives are always original and very well done,and this is another beautiful example,with this imposing bridge in background and the excellent capture of the street life of the chinese quarter,very good detail and colors too despite the difficult light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ourania (32867) 2014-08-05 6:46
it's great you were able to work on TE again and upload another intriguing city view. Surely, a lot of people have noticed the imposing presence of the Bridge from that spot but it takes a vision and much patience to combine Bridge, corner market and a clear street scene in a narrow frame. The scene looks busy but neat, it's very well defined according to architectural character, mood and distance, is natural and elegant at the same time. The people's positions, movement and colours look perfect. All kinds of signs display the communication code that's specific in this part of the world. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Nicou (124295) 2014-08-05 7:43
quelle compo et vue superbe image ce pont en fond immense avec les inscriptions tout en rouge et ces personnages superbe vue et captage.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (32780) 2014-08-05 10:46
Hi Jason, very good picture of this beautiful composition with the bridge in the background, very well seen and captured in this interesting image, good sharpness, depth, good light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Cricri (108095) 2014-08-05 12:12
Hello ami Jason
Avant de lire la note, je me suis dit " oups Jason tu a pris le temps de poster une photo aujourd'hui, ou tu ne garde plus les deux beaux toutous :-) et donc tu a retrouver ton ordi enfin internet je veut dire :-)
En voyant cette image je pensais être en chine, puis en regardant bien , et oui il y a le fameux pont de Manhattan, toujours vivant et plein de gaieté dans les couleurs les quartiers chinois, en Thaïlande il y en a un aussi, et que je n'ai pas encore poster...
Maria est fâchée sur moi, a cause d'un cheval :-)))
Bise de loin
Noel_Byrne (25314) 2014-08-05 12:18
Good to see you post, And a nice busy urban scene set off well by this marvel of engineering behind, one of the thing that always grabs me about your compositions is exactly what you mention, unique and new ways to show icons, novel views that breathe a new life into places, and that is exactly what you have done here, this view combined with your note makes me get a great feel for the life here, constantly buzzing about.
And as for technology, I have to share one I heard the other day.
I much preferred google in the olden days, when you put your question in an envelope and posted it to them. Oh the excitement in those few days as you waited for them to post back the answer. :)
Cheers from the soggy isle.
siudzi (34047) 2014-08-05 12:55
Your POV works so well to get this fantastic scene. Combination of the moving people and superb architecture in the background made the view so interesting. Intensive and well managed colors created an eye-catching effect. Very well done!
nikkitta (14992) 2014-08-05 13:06
Ops Jason is back and recovering from not having full Internet, proving that USA still have some web free spaces, good for all of you
This a truly creative post of the Bridge taken from Chinatown in a busy day
Like the red stop sign, must be take the photo in a quick way, cars will be running in seconds
Lot of red, lucky color for Chinese
Another personal capture from life in NT
Welcome bag "dog sitter" or mieux chiens?
Ton amie du sud
rbassin (18798) 2014-08-05 13:36
une bonne prise de vue, l'animation de rue est bien présente; bonne couleurs et bonne présence du pont en arrière plan.
worldcitizen (7137) 2014-08-05 16:16
Nice vertical composition! With the street sign post on the left side, and the arch of the bridge, there are nice, long lines. I like the red color of the store awnings, and all of the activity, too.
I read your message to Craig...so, you're another Seinfeld fan. I LOVE that show and watch reruns whenever possible. I think I've seen every episode at least 20 times, and I have the DVD set, too. :-)
npecanhuk (66914) 2014-08-05 16:55
Very interesting and attractive picture, specially for its colors, exposure, vertical format and composition!
People's details and that bridge in the bg are highlights!
TFS - congrats,
Didi (57494) 2014-08-06 10:57
Nice Chinese scene in New York
Interesting animation of people
emka (80972) 2014-08-06 22:32
Hello Arizona boy,
I am glad that your are now connected to us again:). The good way to think about old times. How one can live without Google and gmail? Now it seems impossible. Excellent composition, with the Chinese characters and the Manhattan Bridge. It is much less popular than Brooklyn bridge but I liked it very much. Superb shot.
carlo62 (34572) 2014-08-07 14:27
bello scatto, è come aver portato il famoso ponte in Cina.
Il contrasto tra la parte inferiore della foto e quella superiore è molto evidente, sia per la tipologia, sia per i colori.
mirosu (14988) 2014-08-08 7:29
China in US, excellent combination. If you crop the top part I'd believe the photo was taken in China. Most of the people in the photo are Chinese. I like the arrangement in vertical format. Nice to see the bridge in background.
Very well done.
Tue (27696) 2014-08-09 3:24
A wonderful combination of Manhattan Bridge and Chinatown, well seen and captured. Great contrast between the blue bridge and the many red elements in the foreground.
berek (40015) 2014-08-19 21:35
Chinatown is one of my favorite places in NY . very lively, colorful picture of everyday life. successful composition.