An ordinary view of the main concourse of Central Station, NY. Like me, a set of ten people were shooting from that point of view :)
Reborn as "Grand Central Station," the reconfigured depot’s most prominent feature was undoubtedly its enormous train shed. Constructed of glass and steel, the 100-foot wide by 650-foot long structure rivaled the Eiffel Tower and Crystal Palace for primacy as the most dramatic engineering achievement of the 19th century. The updated station also featured a "classical" façade, a unified 16,000 square foot waiting room, and distinctive ornamentation, including monumental cast-iron eagles with wingspans of 13-feet (In fact, one of these eagles was recently salvaged and will rise again above Grand Central Terminal’s new entrance at 43rd Street and Lexington Avenue and the other one can be found on the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue).
All the while, the age of the steam locomotive was drawing to a close. Earlier efforts to increase safety and reduce congestion, including the Fourth Avenue Improvement Scheme which lowered tracks below grade from Grand Central Depot to 56th Street and created a tunnel from 56th Street to 96th Street, had proved insufficient. Noise and air pollution were chronic, and public concern about safety was on the rise. A catastrophic train collision on January 8, 1902 in the smoke-filled Park Avenue Tunnel killed seventeen and injured thirty-eight, causing a public outcry and increasing demand for electric trains. One week later the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad announced plans to improve the Park Avenue Tunnel and expand Grand Central. By the end of the year, plans were in development -- spearheaded by the New York Central’s chief engineer William J. Wilgus -- to demolish the existing station and create a new double level terminal for electric trains.
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xuaxo (6846) 2010-03-13 6:21
Bela foto, simétrica. Grande e magnífica estação, à escala da cidade e país a que pertence.
paura (47186) 2010-03-13 6:25
Lindíssima! O produção e pp excelentes para esse excelente resultado. Lindo trabalho, amigo.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-03-13 6:43
Very good presentation of this famous station. Excellent managment of light in an intreior's view, the dored light arise very well and give a very beautiful harmony to the composition. POV well selcetd too with a plesant impression of symetry. The peoples give elements of life and interesting idea of the scale.
siolaw (38292) 2010-03-13 6:44
Good symmetric framing and well controlled exposure. Details are sharp and colors look good. 5 seconds worked well in blurring some of the people to give movement
lucasgalodoido (22078) 2010-03-13 7:13
muito bonita mesmo essa visão ampla da estação de trem, a luz ficou fantpastica, e gostei da movimentação na foto também. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço
siamesa (28117) 2010-03-13 7:14
Bela e clássica foto. Os tons dourados iluminam o espaço e a movimentação das pessoas dão dinamismo à composição.
jhm (151446) 2010-03-13 7:34
Excellent light and good clarity certainly for an interuor picture.
Nice addition the people this for the scale.
Good captured, and lovely composed. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-03-13 7:44
Gigantisme da construção é muito visível. Aprecio as qualidades da fotografia, em especial a exposição e a clareza. Muito bonita imagem acompanhada de uma nota útil e redigida bem. felitações.
Passa um bom dia
danos (96760) 2010-03-13 7:59
nice the management of the interior light of the reconstructed Grand Central Station of NY,with the yellow tints to dominates the scene.I like its magnificent architectural style as the excellent presentation from you.Informative your note too.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
ikeharel (69827) 2010-03-13 8:12
Old Classic that never change.
I'd critique one thing: The croped flag . I always try not to "cut" any nation's flag, unless there are more than one flag in scene.
JCG (35129) 2010-03-13 8:30
I see that you are not the only one to photograph this superb and impressive architecture of this station. I like much the effect of the long exposure on the people moving what gives a really appreciable dynamism to the image. Good management of this interior soft light. Well done Carlos, cheer.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
s_lush (16134) 2010-03-13 9:53
The interior of this concourse is very well designed and decorated. In addition the hall is so big, maybe bigger than that of Kharkiv's Southern station :). Including the people capturing this concourse along with you in the composition makes the picture looking even more interesting. Very good job under poor lighting conditions!
COSTANTINO (64198) 2010-03-13 10:48
interesting capture of the interior
of the station. Looks really imposing.
vasilpro (41271) 2010-03-13 10:51
Excellent symmetric composition of the interior of Grand Central Station. very good light management and lovely color tones, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
papagolf21 (99698) 2010-03-13 11:36
Bonsoir, cher Carlos,
La composition est très intéressante et fort bien réalisée.
L'ambiance générale est parfaitement reproduite des différentes postures des voyageurs et de l'architecture monumentale de l'édifice.
Excellente prise de vue.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-03-13 11:59
Nice and well exposed view of this landmark station. other views I have seen were from a higher pov that allowed to fully include the stars & stripes but maybe this location was not available when you visited ?
have a nice day JY
ciakgiak (30429) 2010-03-13 12:06
davvero magnifica l'architettura della Central Station, hai controllato lìesposizioni e le luci in modo perfetto donando all'immagine un piacevole effetto mosso che non guasta affatto, anzi, diventa motivo di grande interesse. Complimenti.
Un abbraccio, buon WE.
francio64 (39888) 2010-03-13 12:07
bella immagine dell'interno della Stazione Centrale di New York.
Luce gestita benissimo e sharp di ottimo livello.
Il mosso sulle persone dato dal lungo tempo di esposizione non disturba, sebbene io avrei chiuso meno il diaframma per poter dare un tempo di esposizione più veloce.
Have a nice sunday!
mauro61 (52855) 2010-03-13 15:01
dalla tua foto si nota l'imponenza di questa architettura ben ripresa con una buona luce.
Foto di interni sempre difficili ma che tu hai ben presentato,
pablominto (53746) 2010-03-13 23:54
That is an interior we have seen quite a few times, yeah!
The long exposure adds action and tells the story a railway station is a busy place with people hasting to and from...
Nice warm colours, fine details in the interior!
Amaz (11475) 2010-03-14 1:27
Extraordinário travalho, amigo Carlos!!
Belíssima composição e ótimas cores!!!
Parabéns mil, amigo!!
npecanhuk (74860) 2010-03-14 6:05
Bom dia Carlos!
O interior de algumas estações de trem são tão ou mais bonitos do que suas partes externas... não sei se é o caso aqui, pois não me lembro de ter visto nenhuma foto de lá, nem ter passado em frente quando lá estive! Porém, certamente esse interior impressiona e sua foto está um espetáculo, em todos os aspectos, mas principalmente na velocidade que criou aqueles vultos de pessoas em movimento!
Parabéns, abraços e um ótimo domingão prá ti!
diomed (13926) 2010-03-14 7:25
we have seen this NY. central Station in many moovies. Spectacuilar view, great light management, animated scenery of daly life, symmetrical framing, nice colours.
Have a nice Sunday
syd1946 (18663) 2010-03-14 10:27
Very beautiful image and very cinematic!I love the light conditions in the big central stations and the slightly movement of the people all around...
many wishes for the new week,
Fante (5429) 2010-03-14 10:38
amazing photo. Very dinamic efect with long time exposure. Great colors and extraordinary DOF.Bravo. TFS.
anokutan (15097) 2010-03-14 13:29
Excellent light and good clarity certainly for an interuor picture.Good management of this interior soft light.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-03-14 15:14
Oi amigo ,
Esta magnifica esta tua foto nesta estação gigante , ficou fantástico o rastro das pessoas com o uso dos 5 segundos , os detalhes ficaram muito bons , gostei muito das cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
shevchenko (20456) 2010-03-14 20:21
Good frame to the large hall, I wonder it is not so busy and lack of people at the moment, impressive interior view in golden lighting, thanks for sharing.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2010-03-15 0:28
It is very beautiful photo. I like your inside view. Good composition and nice colours.
have a nice day,
asajernigan (21427) 2010-03-15 2:28
This is a great interior shot of Grand Central Station. I will have to make a visit on my next trip to NYC. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness. Your composition is great showing nice balance and depth.
patdeph (35748) 2010-03-15 11:27
I like very much this effect of a golden staion,where the blurred people give an impression of softness!The light is also very beautiful,as the high POV!Superb!
sacimar (26205) 2010-03-15 12:42
conozco esa estacion y me gusta mucho, la imagen muestra un momento habitual en ese recinto, mostrando la majestuosidad del lugar, buenos detalles,
fabianoleite (10792) 2010-03-15 19:37
Excelente simetrial e bela iluminação nessa estação movimentada. Ótimo trabalho, parabéns!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-03-15 21:32
grand view of grand central station. Nice point of view (hopefully it is the best among the other photographers ). Perfect light and great depth. Nice to watch the activity of people in this gorgeous lounge. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day.
atilgone (0) 2010-03-16 4:43
very good persfective good DOF and POV. sharp and very good details.
axiotea (21651) 2010-03-16 8:22
A good symmetric presentation of that famous station for which the 5s worked very well...to see the details of the imposing walls, columns, windows. The people gave a sense of scale to it and it is nice to see the reflections of some of them on the shiny floor. Lovely golden tones too!
Greetings from Bangkok
tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-03-16 10:31
Its a grand view of this very simple station. The golden light and the superb sharp details are excellent. Its a real honor to comment on your images. I am doing it for the first time ever since I joined TE. I have seen your images and is really impressed and inspired.
Regards and Have a Great Day
Charo (51212) 2010-03-16 16:19
Muy buena perspectiva y encuadre de la estacion con sus bonitos tonos dorados.
Magnifica luz y gran dinamismo.
Un fuerte abrazo,
BWJ (3094) 2010-03-16 20:26
This is a great shot of Grand Central Station. The colors, lighting, DOF, and symmetry are particularly good. It is fun to imagine how exciting it must have been to arrive there on a train around 1900. There was a secret passage that went from the station upstairs to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. President Franklin D. Roosevelt used it as his private entry to the hotel to avoid reporters. Also, you may have noticed the famous zodiac painted on the ceiling is depicted backwards. I like your shot very much and I am adding it to my favorites.
dip (23888) 2010-03-17 1:29
impressive interior shot of the Central Station,
it must be the best POV,if all people were shooting from this point :)
excellent light management as well,
carper (96) 2010-03-17 4:50
nice one Carlos,
a fine in side shot here, good lines, good light, fine atmosphere, and good details, very good photo job. have a good day.
lousat (89828) 2010-03-17 14:10
Hi Carlos,impressive interior,not easy a quality like that in these difficults lights conditions,very brilliant and profezzional work,thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
Cricri (117853) 2010-03-18 2:49
Le bon POV en hauteur pour avoir une vue complète et plus en détails de l'intérieur, beaucoup de mouvement, une très belle prise des lumières, très jolie
Longroute (19396) 2010-03-18 7:41
Great work Carlos,
at first sight this place looks like a cathedral! so golden and so shining with light and one might even see some pipe organ in bg! I never imagined such a orderly station in NY. I only saw the coach station there and it was quite another thing. I'm really admired here for the excellent sharpness, not so easy to obtain in interior environments. And I also like the perfect symmetrical composition which highlights the harmonoius proportions of this architecture.
An outstanding result and a very fine photo.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-03-18 20:31
Magnífica vista do interior da estação, a luz aqui faz toda a diferença, está esplêndida. Gosto muito da simetria, da ótima profundidade. Lindas cores e uma nitidez excelente.
Ricx (13495) 2010-03-19 5:11
Hi Carlos, What a tremendous image of the inside of the Grand Central.. You have the lighting and depth just great fantastic. Hopefully I will visit one day. Congrats Ricx
Juntas (7960) 2010-03-21 17:15
Olá Carlos. Uma foto bem interessante e cheia de movimento. Boas cores e luz muito bem captada para um interior deste género. Um belo trabalho. Abraço.
baddori (20121) 2010-03-25 0:08
Vecchie stazioni ferroviarie monumentali ....ancora pochi anni .....fra poco centri commerciali ...troppo vicino ai centri storici.
La foto superba per interpretazione tecnica e (POV)
per il resto ...grande ...come tutto è grande negli "states"
resat1972 (7576) 2010-03-25 9:17
wonderfull photo. excellent frame and colours.
best regards from Turkiye.
speedymanu (3587) 2010-04-04 5:53
a superb rendition of this iconic place. The slow shutter adds dynamics and the warmth of the colors is great.
Congratulations, have a nice day
- Copyright: Carlos CB (belido) (19934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 100, Hoya Pro1 Digital 58mm PL-C
- Exposure: f/11, 5 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): ~NYC~ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-13 6:11
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