Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Same corner, at night

New York, NY, November 2009
About this photo: We continue to explore the "night light" theme. If you'd like to do the same, click here for more Thematic Photographic goodness.
There's something to be said for returning to scenes you've shot before and reshooting them under different circumstances. Night-vs-day contrasts are among the simplest, and given my general inability to sleep well when I'm away from home, seemed to work out pretty well on this particular trip to the Big Apple.

While this photo doesn't quite mimic the composition of the day shot (click here for that one), it overlaps just enough that between the two of them, I'm taken back to the same place high above a New York street corner to a time when perspective was precisely what I was looking for.

Your turn: This picture was taken 19 minutes after midnight. Where were all these people going?


kenju said...

I love the geometry of that shot, Carmi. Lord knows where the people are going; in NYC, you can have crowds at 3am!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

from right to left:
that guy is going home, he's easy about his place on the sidewalk and quite happy to move into a shadowy-er area, i think he's older..something about the way his legs are guess is that he's been out for food/ cigs/ milk

i can't work out if the other two single people at the junction are people at all...or part of your road/ sidewalk furniture?...nah, one is furniture...the other? he/ she singing?....or on a unicycle?....

the others?
the one on the left is carrying on with this walking thing and the one on the right is asking a assured of getting a reply but i think they're goiing to have to run a bit to keep up
Person Left wants to go home but
Person Right wants a discussion.
of such is relationship...

Nikki-ann said...

It does make you wonder what people are doing at that time of night!

Personally, I love theMuddledMarketPlace's description of what they're going :)

Pesach said...

New York never sleeps ...Always something to do

srp said...

New York is definitely the city that never sleeps!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Great shot Carmi, very different day and night. Why is it that things that take place in the day take on a sinister air at night even if they are commonplace as I'm sure this scene was?
I've had get fun with the theme this week and have learned a tremendous amount about camera settings especially shutter speed. I challenged myself not to use a flash and didn't but even my innocent garden took on a different air at night. Thanks for the challenge it was enlightening. Johnina :^A