Friday, June 11, 2010

Monochrome Metro and Bench

Taking the "R" train to Brooklyn. The waiting is over.

For those interested in monochrome photos, this might look like a high-sensitive photo on film. However, it was shot by a digital Canon G11 at ISO 3200, 1/100 sec and f 2.8











This is my contribution to Aileni's Monochrome Weekend.


For those interested in benches, this one (and its companions at other New York Subway stations), was one of the most comfortable public benches I have tried. I have never seen anything quite like it. Although it might need a little polish, it showed thoughtfulness in the construction on behalf of the travellers. Even on a bench you are entitled to a tiny bit of privacy.



34 comments:

Gallow said...

I'm really enjoying your black and white photography. Great job. (It's also a lot of fun looking for your copyright notice.)

becky at abbeystyle said...

It's a "Where's Waldo's hat?" series! Fun and funny, not to mention cool photography.

Barbara Martin said...

Good shots, RuneE. A trademark hat is a handy item for photos.

Mike Simmons said...

Very nice photos! I especially like the last one with the pillars trailing off out of sight and your hat in the foreground. Nicely done!

Sistertex said...

Very cool, love them all. Very suttle, but noticeable at the same time the way you put your copy right on the hat. Photoshop? I was putting copyright marks on mine but the choices with the program I was using to do that was very limited. But it is cool the way you are creative even with your copyright placement.

Have a great weekend.

ArneA said...

What about The A-Train

Petunia said...

Aaaa! Likte godt disse bildene dine i B&W!! Og så hatten da med logoen din på:)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the slouch hat. A copyright symbol doesn't hurt either.

The BW shots are nice to see. I am anxious to try them out in my new camera if I ever get it.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Det så ut til å være gode benker å sitte på ja, om noe slitt så gjør ikke det noe bare man sitter godt. Ser hatten din har fåt æren å bli med på bildene også, ble stilig med den :)

God helg Rune!

Anne-Berit said...

Supre bilder,Rune,kan føle stemningen i det første bildet.Ha ei fin helg:)

John said...

Like the shots. The G11 is a neat little camera and if I was in for another digital I think I would take that before a DSLR. I love the way you can almost work it like an old manual. Good shots, good camera.

Lina Gustina said...

I love to see all details. Great jobs :)


http://www.homezweethome.info/2010/06/hanging-bridge.html

imac said...

Nice post my friend, love that hat,,,

Malyss said...

Strangely, I feel the first shot like a threat..we see a man sitting, and this young lady seems in dangerous situation because of him...
About the bench:you see it as comfortable, but here when there are such "arms" on benches it's not for privacy, its to prevent the tramps to use benches as beds...
( it seems I have a dark way to see things today...sorry)

Carver said...

I like your underground city shots. Very atmospheric.

Perry said...

Just love the first shot! It has a very photo-journalistic feel telling the story of the wait. They are all great though. Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

Utrolig spennde bilder Rune, og bilder som også gjør seg stort i sort/hvitt.

Og takk for at du tar meg med til store Amerika, arti for meg det, jeg som bare vandrer i skogen for tia. sen ferie også så lange til nye omgivelser skal utforskes, men den som venter på noe godt osv osv...

Ha nå en superhelg, allerede inntatt hytta du kanskje??? og forhåpentligvis hjemme og med stigende formkurve???

Gog helg klem til deg, en stor en å :-)

Carla said...

I knew from the title of the blog you were going to take nice photos. Love the pics of the station. Carla

Gry said...

Det første er rett og slett et mesterverk! Virkelig flott og spennende.

AVCr8teur said...

RuneE was there and now you have proof. :) ISO 3200 and not even grainy! Nice! Also, thanks for your compliment on the spiral staircase.

Dragonstar said...

That's a hat of character! I like the bench, too.

RennyBA said...

You and you're benches - amazingly captured; again!

Happy Weekend :-)

Dagrun said...

Jøss, det var imponerende bruk av iso. SKikkelig bra, Rune!

Jeg har hatt det så utrolig hektisk den siste tiden, at jeg ikke trodde det var mulig. Huffameg... ikke sunt, men nå, nå vet du, nå blir alt så my' likar;)
Snart sommerferie nå.

Ha ei flott helg.

Yolanda said...

Your b/w inspires me! I also enjoy finding your copyright signature in your photos; the hat in this series :)

Irene said...

Super serie! Spennende bilder! Artig den måten du signerer bildene på :o)

Mona Sweden http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se said...

Haha, det var din hatt! Jag trodde först någon glömt den. Snygga dokumentära bilder.

http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se/category/monochrome-weekend.html

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Jag kan inte låta bli att småle för mig själv när jag ser dina bilder :) De olika väntestilarna och bänken med det tilldelade spacet :) Sedan pricken över i-et är din hatt :)

http://foto.rudenius.se/category/PC-Monochrome-Weekend.aspx

ChrisJ said...

Love the hat for your logo! We are still rocking and rolling, just had a$.9 and a 4.5 almost on top of each other within 1 minute of each other. The'experts are saying it is possibly a precursor of larger one to come!

lynnwiles said...

My first thought was 'that's not Bergen' and indeed it's gritty NY - what a contrast.

Lew said...

Subways are a great place for B&W! These catch the mood of a non-rush hour time beow ground.

Luckaa said...

You have great pictures here.

Vita Stunder said...

Otroligt kraftfulla bilder!

Ha en fin vecka :)

Reader Wil said...

I have never seen such an empty platform. You must have felt lonely!

Dina said...

Isn't it a relief when the train comes and you can get out of there?

But I do like the personal touch of your hat.