Another place to visit while traveling in New York City is the famous Times Square. It reminded me so much of the Las Vegas Strip, lots of bright colorful lights, lots of activity, many people, hundreds of billboards and taxi's.
You would think then, that Times Square would be easy to photograph, but it most certainly wasn't. Choosing a composition was so difficult. Perhaps its because of visual stimulation overload. The only photo that i took of times square that i really liked was this one.
And i hope you like it too.
Thanks for looking.
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snunney (89806) 2011-10-06 6:17
I like the use of black and white in this composition; it suits the scene perfectly. Your point of view is well chosen to capture the hustle and bustle and animated atmosphere to good effect. That cloudy sky makes the perfect backdrop for the dark tones of the urban landscape.
bema (26363) 2011-10-06 7:19
no attention so far for this in my humple opinion really fantastic take, and i like the conversion to black and white really a lot.. no colors are disturbing the view around all those different buildings and the lots of peoples..
thanks for sharing, see you soon, regards Bernd
KLB (23723) 2011-10-06 9:01
Like the idea !
We are so used to see NY in color..
You've perfectly captured the excitement and you've created a strong atmosphere thanks to your B&W treatment.
Great picture. Fine quality and marvelous grey tones, compliments.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-06 10:28
B&W in Times square! A very orginal idea, very efficience nad nice too with beautiful contrasts well collected. Image rich in details too with the athmospher of this famous place well collected.
francio64 (39708) 2011-10-06 13:06
bianco e nero in tutti i colori? Strano titolo :P
Parlando di bianco e nero, l'immagine è ben virata e anche la scena è ben ritratta grazie alla scelta di un buon POV.
elkab (4951) 2011-10-06 13:14
Congratulations for fantastic experiment with B&W and extraordinary sharpness of details (wow! - f/4). That's realy artistic shot: nice composition with super light management
tatadalou (7219) 2011-10-06 13:42
Your picture shows a particularly lively Times Square, even hectic! The exact image I have of the place! The transition to black and white enhances the urban character, already marked.
williewhistler (15559) 2011-10-06 13:50
Hello Craig,your choice of B/W works well for me here,you have managed to capture all the hustle and bustle without distractions.
I quite like the empty area in the immediate FG where the road markings have their own interest.
Super sharp with plenty of contrast and grey tones,nice one.
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-10-06 14:34
What a super busy B&W photo, Craig,love all the neon light adverts, fantastic, Well done, Cheers Iain.
edge (6765) 2011-10-06 20:13
Hello Craig, This is quite a surprise to see Tmes Square in B & W. It projects a busy place whether in color or in your choice. You did a nice job projecting your camera into what is almost the middle of traffic. The picture is sharp and clear to the viewer and that is very good. The skycrapers and advertising have changed since I was first here many long years ago. I would have liked to see this in color too, but I am content with your choice. Good job. Regards, Roger.
jjcordier (78946) 2011-10-06 22:55
Une très belle vision de NY en noir et blanc mais les couleurs fortes de la ville et des taxis me manquent quand même un peu.
emka (86303) 2011-10-06 23:55
Hi Craig, The black and white is an interesting option but I would prefer in full colours. The strong colours make the atmospphere of Times Square. But on other hand, there are a lot of photos in colours. I loved this square. I was lucky that I stayed by CS very near, on 39th Street, so could see it in different hours, also late in the evening with all lights.
Excellent composition, perfect sharpness.
Hansaphotos (7329) 2011-10-07 4:17
Clever choice to go for B/W in the colourful surroundings at Times Square. I wonder when we will see a B/W from Las Vegas? As you say, it is not easy to compose here either, and the light can be difficult among all the skyscrapers. You managed to expose well under the difficult conditions. Well done:) Have a great weekend.
Best regards, Erling
dkmurphys (52639) 2011-10-07 4:45
This photo has everything: the commercials, the tall buildings and the taxis. A true New York composition. Well seen, have a great weekend.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-10-07 6:26
a well composed shot of this iconic square. Difficult to inject originality into this subject, but you have done this quite magnificently. Great choice of B&W it gives the image so much more impact and appeal. Wonderfully sharp, detailed and complex. It works perfectly, well done!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-08 1:30
very spectacular street impression with effective composition, very good choice the B&W, the forms and the sizes are even more vigorous, the POV is effective, exciting and imposing atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
PS. Thank you for your kind words to my 1400th post!
peppe59 (14551) 2011-10-08 1:39
This very nice black and white NY, gray and perfect management, good dynamics.
compliments a beautiful picture.
bukitgolfb301 (37716) 2011-10-08 5:34
Hi my dear Craig
Sorry for my late reaction as always, as I have been so busy this week. Yes this is so tasteful nostalgic shot presented in B&W color. Perfect framework and complete composition are also admirable.
Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.
Takero from a comfortable weather in Tokyo
paololg (31448) 2011-10-08 8:41
Ciao dear Craig,
is really difficult to see a B & W with this masterful definition, sharpness, brightness, contrasts, depth, everything is perfect. This picture is timeless, a masterpiece of good photographic technique. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
pablominto (53746) 2011-10-08 23:13
Times Square in B&W..!
A fine mix of commercial signs and buzzing life, a cosmopolitan melting pot that never sleeps...
An interesting frame with fine details, the 21 mm results in fine dynamic lines in the architecture!
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-10-09 2:06
I'm so glad to see such picture from New York City. Impressive place, good turm in B/W. TFS!
TopGeo (38208) 2011-10-09 7:40
Hello Craig! Are many elements that add prestige to your image in a color I would also appeal (personal view)I liked it if the distortion right adds momentum and subscribe! Great photo, perfectly balanced framing and composition, amazing perspective! Excellent light management, wonderful B&W contrast-colours!Bravo
delpeoples (55086) 2011-10-09 21:20
I love this shot for many reasons, firstly because although it isn't "postcardy" there's no mistaking it's New York. There is no other city like it. I love the chaos and busy-ness of the place, and your photo conveys all that. Another reason you gotta love it is the B&W, which we don't see enough of from you - it really give it a sense of timelessness.
Thanks for sharing, have a good one
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-10-10 10:49
Ola Craig ,
Interessante esta tua foto a preto e branco de Times Square , bem movimentado este lugar , bons detalhes de arquitectura , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Silvio1953 (130236) 2011-10-12 7:55
Ciao Craig, spectacular urban view, great choice to post in B&W, splendid light and excellent perspective, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-21 4:08
NY must be a very amazing city! Like your series very much. This one is simply outstanding and b&w fits here very well. Great work! TFS.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (61358)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-09-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
- Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 6:08