Saturday, September 15, 2007

Mid-Month Theme: Subway Day

This photo shows the elevated tracks of the subway system. As you can see, there are numerous buildings surrounding it but most of them are warehouses. I think not many people want to live next to the subway tracks.

In the back ground, you can see part of the sign for Silvercup, which is a movie studio in Long Island City where all the interior scenes of Sex & the City and The Sopranos were filmed. You can also see the skyline of Manhattan in the far background.

Subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:

18 comments:

slinger said...

Outstanding vantage point. Lots to see, eary sky, nice job.

Lynette said...

What a wonderful, moody photo--great lighting, great motion with the tracks--I love it!

Per Stromsjo said...

Awesome shot!

Happy Subway Day, Ming!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wonderful perspective! What time of day/night was this taken?

Ex-Shammickite said...

Good lighting in this photo. I've never tried to take night shots, maybe I should start, do some experimenting!!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

craftymoose - This was taken pretty late at night, probably 10 PM. I set the camera to nighttime photography and set it on a stable surface and took the photo.

ex-shammickite - Good luck. Just make sure you have a longer shutter time and a stable surface to put your camera, like a tripod or a table.

Per Stromsjo said...

I'm too lazy, I never bring a tripod. It's sort of a challenge to me, always finding a tiny plain surface for my compact camera. Obviously, those carrying heavier stuff would have to find another way. Night shots are great fun and you're good at getting them, Ming.

Peter F said...

Fantastic photo, Ming! This is New York for me.

So Sopranos was shot at Silvercup Studios? The series is a great hit in Sweden and a favourite of mine. Sex & the city was also very popular here.

Tripod or no tripod: Of course it’s good to carry at least a pocket tripod, but on the other hand there are so many things that are good to carry with you. I think you almost always can find a place to put the camera on.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

When I don't have a tripod with me, I usually press the camera against a vertical structure like a wall or a pillar use that to stabilize the camera. The images usually come out clearer than free hand held photography.

• Eliane • said...

This is an amazing shot. One of my favorite of yours. I like the fact that you took the Silvercup sign from the back. Do you know if we can visit the studios?

thwany said...

that's the 7 train leaving queens borough plaza, no?

i love the LIC area. esp love the water by the pepsi cola sign, it's so beautiful there.

teahouse said...

Hey, I was on the 7 train today going to and from the Mets game.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Really wonderful photo. I like it so so much. Great work Ming !

stilettoheights said...

this is an amazing shot!!

citygirl15 said...

OMG....love that photo!

Helen said...

Awesome! I used to live not too far from there!

Strangetastes said...

Hi, Ming. Just getting back in the swing of things here. I put some more China pix on Flickr.

This shot brings back wonderful memories of my childhood in your current neighborhood. Before the Silvercup building became TV and movie studios, it was the bakery for the dominant brand of white bread in NYC. If we visited my grandmother in Rockland County over the weekend, when we drove over the Queensboro Bridge on Sunday night the air would be full of the aroma of baking bread. It makes me feel good just thinking about it.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I love this shot. Reminds me that I need to get out more at night to take photos!