Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Grand Central Station

The Grand Central Station (official name is Grand Central Terminal or GCT) is one of two main train stations in New York City. It is located on 42nd Street between Lexington and Park Avenue (called Midtown East) and serves the Metro-North Railroad service, which connects New York City to upstate New York and Connecticut.

The current GCT building was completed in 1913. Over the century or so, it has undergone several major renovations, the last of which was in 1996-8, famously championed by Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Unfortunately, she did not live to see the finished product. She died in 1994.

This photo was taken on a slow shutter speed to capture the movements of commuters at the train station.

9 comments:

David said...

Cool shot...really captures the feel of Grand Central

Jing said...

:)
the blue light reflections on the wall are wonderful.
i like this photo.
:))

jing
shanghai daily photo

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Jing, the blue light is from a "musical light show" that comes on every hour or so. You can see a roll of light projectors on the middle right above the arch. People literally stop and look up to enjoy the show.

ruth said...

I like the snowflakes and the ghostly shadows.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Ruth, maybe Jackie O was there enjoying the light show too. :-)

moworld said...

Nice effect, works well in the big open space.

sophieandersen said...

Ming-I love the longexposure technique with this shot...it really captures the energy well!

Nathalie said...

This photo is really great. I love the soft colours and reflections on the pavement. Brilliant!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Sophie, I'm just learning to understand the features in my camera. I love the slow shutter speed mode but it is always so tricky to get the right amount of exposure.