New York City, Day 3 …

This blog posting really takes more time than I expected, and it’s quite a few days since I posted New York City, Day 2. It does force me to process the photographs in Adobe Lightroom, but I still must try harder.

Day 3 came with rain. Lots of it. This would normally have lead me to leave my heavy Canon 5D Mk2 at the hotel, but I persevered , and loaded it in my backpack. I needn’t have bothered though, as predictably, when I had my Fuji X100 in my hands, I was perfectly happy. Apart from the rain …

Because of this much of the day was spent in shops, sadly this was not B&H, but I was determined to get there during this trip!

Before heading to the shops, I nipped out in the streets around the hotel again. Experimenting with a slow shutter speed, amongst other things. There was a huge police presence around Trump Tower, albeit, not really shown below. There was also TV news crews in attendance, but they appeared unfriendly, so kept my lens away from them.

Taxis Speed Past the giant 'e' on 57th Street, New York City
Taxis Speed Past the giant ‘e’ on 57th Street, New York City
An NYPD 4x4 Stands Outside Trump Tower
An NYPD 4×4 Stands Outside Trump Tower
Taxis Speed by an NYPD 4x4 OUtside Trump Tower
Taxis Speed by an NYPD 4×4 OUtside Trump Tower
A pedestrian ignores the 'WAIT' sign on a crossing, as a Taxi Cab speeds across.
A pedestrian ignores the ‘WAIT’ sign on a crossing, as a Taxi Cab speeds across.

While looking around the shops, we decided to visit the iconic Grand Central Station. I have been before, and taken many photographs so probably didn’t take as many as I would have normally. That, and I was damp from the utter rubbish weather. Outside Grand Central, there was a number of street traders, not all were willing models. Despite spending the day on CCTV selling nuts, this street trader was unhappy at being caught on a still camera. I said I would delete the photograph, I lied.

A street seller in New York prepares to launch a tirade of abuse as I take a photo
A street seller in New York prepares to launch a tirade of abuse as I take a photo
Corner of East 42nd Street & Vanderbilt Avenue
Corner of East 42nd Street & Vanderbilt Avenue

Grand Central Terminal to give the correct name is probably one of the most famous attractions in Midtown New York. Built in 1871, Grand Central is one of the busiest railway stations in the world. Even on a rainy Saturday it was busy, with a steady stream of passengers turning up at the beautiful Art-Deco style ticket office windows.

Grand Central Station, Ticket Office Windows
Grand Central Station, Ticket Office Windows
Grand Central Station, Information Centre Clock
Grand Central Station, Information Centre Clock
New York Taxi Cabs speed past steam vents on Lexington Avenue, 9th April 2016
New York Taxi Cabs speed past steam vents on Lexington Avenue, 9th April 2016

A few extra snaps are in the gallery below …

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