I tried for most of the holiday to get the taxi-tastic shot of NYC where the whole road was chock full of taxis, with no cars just a sea of yellow - this isn't the best - but it isn't bad.
Welcome to Harlem - I didn't take that many photos - because there was much to much activity and the ratio of locals to tourists was normally 30 - 1 or more on a street corner. This is one of the oldest churches on Harlem.
Welcome to Striver's Row, an elegant double street of fine houses and apartments with a string of Bentleys and Lexus strewn outside in the parking bays, with what looks like boarded up housing and delapidation only one street away.. very bizarre
For some reason I love this photo - a line down the middle divides the church from the home in this vey unassuming street in Harlem - both side of the paintwork have seen better days, and the fact that the colours really work together.
The other side of Striver's Row with less Bentley, and more 4x4's and Hyundais - although no practical difference in the quality of the housing itself?
I love this photo of the university campus in the distance with the burned out and destroyed buildings to the left... Not as much fun walking by this bit to get the castle on the hill though.
When I was taking this photo of the beautiful building I heard an old lady ask what I was doing - then she realised that I wasn't taking a photo of her- but of the old building above her. I commented on how lovely the building was and she just said "Huh proves you jus' be passin' troo den huh?" - I had asked for it really - I just saw the waves of architecture and not the condition they lived in.
From on top of the hill we had a great view of Harlem and beyond - just it's a shame that it was a grey afternoon.
I like the fact that a lot of this area is low rise buildings that highlight the sheer scale of the scrapers down the street.
This tree had cracked during a storm and planted itself into the concrete path - which meant that the campus police had to go off-road to do their park sweep - which was good fun to watch.
Another perspective shot of Harlem from a little across the way from the last one.
This is a match up of three photos into a panorama which pans across the rooftops of Harlem and beyond.
Found the sea of Taxis photo that I wanted - then just greyed out the rest of the photo to focus purely on the yellow and blue of the motors.
I like this photo because it could be from any point in New York's history... and gives a very tonal/textural feel to the grime.
Just the blatant niche marketing of a "Player's" shop and a "hip-hop" shop, just in case you couldn't work out what it was that they sold from the window.
Any self respecting street fashions have steered well clear of the Hip Hop shop!
This was as close as we got to the Yankees stadium - not for any other reason than we crossed the bridge and went the other way.
Tried to get one throught the fence - not very dramatic - but worth a try.
Not really sure that I Like this photo or not - undecided!
This is one of my favourites from the holiday - the middle looks like a giant zipper - It may have looked better in Black and White
Something in the photos that is not captured very well is the row upon row upon row of traffic lights that changes simulateously down the whole avenue - brilliant
Unfortunately the bright picture gains nothing and loses everything that is important about the first.
I waiting for as long as I could to try and capture some traffic on the road - there wasn't really anything for a while.
cutting out much of the extra information make the picture much more arresting.. job done.
A very bold set of steps in Harlem - overlooked by a block of apartments - works better in black and white I think.
I do enjoy that hidden grid of lines that the windows make in the photo - removing the colour helps build one that pattern.
Welcome to a very wet Bronx..
A relatively popular angle of the Empire State - and a relatively popular time of day for it too apparently!
The lights had JUST come on and give the picture a little extra something I think
Three slightly different angles - not really sure if any of them work though?
Fire police and parmedics all in the same street! - something big was going off!
A nice long shot of the trucks in actionn with flashing lights and all...
This shot works better - because of the dude walking down the street - maybe should be black and white tho!
I really enjoy this photo - taken frmo a little deli near imes square where we stopped for a pee and a coffee.
Not quite so exciting in colour tho is it really?
One of my attempts at catching the traffic through Times square - showing the hustle and bustle...
Sorry I must have move the camera too much during the exposure
More Times Square speed photos
Wibbly wobbly lighting