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Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/2.5, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-02-28 1:47
Viewed: 1408
Points: 25
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East 42nd Street & Park Avenue - Grand Central Terminal & the MetLife Building.

One of the many fine views up and down Park Avenue in New York City's burough of Manhattan. I thought about cropping the buildings on each side of the frame, but decided against it in favor of trying to keep a sense of the narrow metropolitain alley's created by the many skyscrapers in The Big Apple.

It was a rather overcast day so there wasn't much light, or color, to give much contrast to the setting...definitely an urban scene.

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Hi Jason
remember this place and it is a fair few years since I was in NYC. It is an iconic view and I really like the squashed perspective here it adds to the dominance and magnificence of this amazing mixture of archirectural styles. Superbly sharp and wonderfully detailed.

Regards - Brian.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24418 W: 523 N: 40847] (175764)
  • [2013-02-28 3:55]

Hello Jason,

I like the entrance of the building, typical old architecture against modern skyscraper.
Excellent perspective and depth image.
Composition and colors make these picture lovely.
Very well captured, nice presentation too. TFS.

Have a nice day,

Never tried to cout the many windows on a scraper...
Hello Jason,
Park-Ave. south entrance to GCS, with the notable designed clock above it, also the yellow NYC cabs, so typical view.
Yet, the memories came along, and must admit as a yougster I always was impressed of downtown city buildings.
Nice taken the perfect POV upon.

Great picture!

Hello Jason,
This is a nicely composed and well cropped picture. Like you say, it's definitely an urban scene. Leaving out any glimpse of the sky was a good idea.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13822 W: 0 N: 16050] (169396)
  • [2013-02-28 8:47]


quel cadrage serré quel effet et image superbe captage et Compos quelle graphisme et modernité fantastique.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Jason,
A really cool shot of one of my favourite of new yorks buildings. I still remember as a kid using my Lego to make my own vision of this, and other iconic buildings. I also remember I didn't have nearly enough bricks, so an awful lots of it was down to my imagination.
Really cool capture, and I love the note mention of the urban alleys, definitely a fine example of this.

Hello Jason,
Great capture on the City with excellent framing and great vertical format.I like it!
PS:I must take the time to see all your pretty photos that I missed!
Greeting from Marseille.

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2013-03-01 23:34]

Hi Jason,
Excellent "vertical panorama" photo. The textute with hundreds of windows is perfect. Well framed in in symmetrical arrangement. IMO, excellent abstract. Have a nice weekend. V+F

Hi Jason,
N.Y must be a great place if you want to make aware to somebody how tiny we are.I had sometimes such feeling when I was in Chicago or lately in Hong Kong.
And I can only say admiring your superb picture we get an excellent impression of it.The vertical frame suits perfectly to this scene,but also the way you composed and framed it emphasizes well the immensity of the city.
Great composition Jason!

Have a good sunday

Hi, Jason,
Excellent remembering photo, we had have a TE-meeting with Brenda here. I like your choice of the point of view, clever composition, perfect graphic. This is classic view of the concrete jungle. It is almost the black and white photo, and the taxis and the signs add some color points to this street scenery. But sometime I need similar emotions too. ;)
Best wishes,
Keep In Touch!

Hello Jason,
This is a very fine composition. At this magnification, the Grand Central Terminal looks like the entrance to MetLife Building, which gives the illusion of an interesting architectural concept.
Am I detecting a slight tilt to the left? I'll upload a WS photo where I applied PS Elements' Straighten Tool.

Hello Jason,
Nice to see you back here on TE. :-) I was looking through your gallery, and found this gem. I love this view! I have a similar photo in my gallery, but with a longer lead-in, and a wider POV. I go to Grand Central Frequently, and I love this combination of the Beaux Arts terminal, and the modern skyscraper above it. Every summer there are a few weekends when Park Avenue is completely closed to vehicles, and you can actually walk up this elevated section that wraps around the terminal building. You can get some cool and unique views. Great photo! :-)

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