Working in a New York City Subway

Hi folks, 

As I am sure some of you know, I was in New York City this Summer with my son taking a little time to hang out, just the two of us. Please note I didn't say we were going to NYC to relax, we really didn't do that at all. But it was awesome never the less, seriously it was awesome. Besides getting time to spend with my son I also got to see so many things going on that my brain was frantically trying to decide what to photograph. Don't get me wrong I did go to NYC with a working plan of what I was going to photograph. However, I had not worked out what I was going to do when I was in between "iconic" places to photograph. As luck would have it, while we were in the subway, at 34th Street heading back to Times Square we saw three men working on a live track, on the platform that our train was supposed to be arriving on. 

Now enters photographer problems.

1. This could be a good shot, but you're just not sure. But you take the shot because you will hate yourself later for not taking it.

2. Ugh - I just took the shot and had to do all kinds of funkiness to get a descent exposure. (Oh the noise, noise, noise) It is rather dark from a camera perspective that it.

3. I've sat on this image for just over a month and kept coming back and revisiting it because.....well I knew I had "something" I just wasn't so sure what I had. 

What I decided to do was to just start retouching and let the creative "juices" flow and just let it take me to where it would. As it is, I'm not so sure I expressed what I saw initially when I captured the original image, but your'e going to have to take my word for it that that is what I was imaging in my head. :-)

Until next time,

Tim