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    Posted: 23 March 2020 at 19:11
Hi Everyone,

Before all this madness started, I had the opportunity to go to New York on business. It was only supposed to be 2 days in the city but, with air fares the way they are, travelling back on a Saturday heavily reduced the cost to allow for a hotel room almost for free. So, the plan was to spend all Saturday in the city then home. I awoke on the Thursday morning to find my flight on Saturday had been cancelled so I was coming back on the Friday after all..... This meant I had 90 minutes or so after my first meeting had finished; get back to the hotel then get out again and take a series of images. Luckily, the hotel and work were close to not only each other but also the corner of Central Park so off I headed as late afternoon was drawing in....

1. Don't Tell Anyone



2. So Tall; So Thin!



3. Afternoon Light



4. Life; Reflected



5. Essex Hotel - Overrun



6. Picked Out by the Light



7. Solid Foundations



8. Old Amongst the New



9. Oldtimer View



10. Ice Skating in the Park



11. Broken Reflections



12. Skybound



13. An Arm



14. Blue and Gold



Definitely a case of "what might have been" but highly e enjoyable all the same. Better luck next time?

Thanks for looking and comments always welcome.

Best regards, Neil.
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90 minutes well spent!
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Great set Neil, and indeed 90 minutes well spent!

Hard to pick a favourite but finally landed on 11, closely followed by 2. But in the whole series I especially like how you caught the light and shadow interplay.
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"Time well spent" was my initial reaction scrolling through this series, but noticed that this was the common view when I reached the comments .
I agree with Pieter on #11, but I like them all.
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Neil;
I think you caught the essence of "the Big Apple" as well as you can in 90 minutes
reminds me of all those "Sunday in the Park" movies
Too thin and Sky bound caught my breath!
thanks, I did grow up there🗽
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2020 at 03:46
Neil, a fine set of opportunistic grabs. Good you could take advantage even in such little time.
They do capture some of the essence.
My favourites are #2 for its surprise factor (makes you wonder how such a floor area to height ratio could have been made commercially viable?), #7 with its rock foundation and the flight of motion blurred birds, #10, and of course #11. Plus a nod to the jewel-like #14.
Trust there wasn't any as yet undetected Covid-19 lurking in the Big Apple during your visit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2020 at 22:52
Great job, Neil - given that you had only 90 minutes!

It's a nice corner of Manhattan, no doubt.

#4, #9 and #11, I think, stand out in the series. But I also like very much the color contrast of the last one and the one with the Wollman Rink in view.

Thank you for sharing these images (and for reminding me to process my NYC images from my meeting there last August)!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2020 at 09:04
#9 - Lovely tones create a very particular mood - a 1940's photo from the pages of LIFE magazine - a really nice image and conversion. #11 - my favorite from the rest. For images like this I find my sense of balance and aesthetic wants at least one side of the image to be perfectly aligned with an edge. In this case, the left side vertical line to be exactly parallel with the left edge. Similar situation in #13 where a bit of camera tilt to the right would have had that vertical line near the left edge perfectly parallel to the left edge. 90 minutes with this result - maybe you should hurry in your regular shooting at home as well!   
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Very nice set, Neil! I think my favorite here is number 12, I just love the way the building swoops upward from the perspective you chose, with the row of lights at the bottom framing the image their. Very nice!
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