Grand Central Terminal – South West Ramps

The ramp leading up on the right serves an entrance at the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue. the doors straight ahead lead to a walkway to the Grand Central Subway Station. This section of the Terminal might have a name but I do not know what it is.

At the far end of the lower walkway, just before the subway doors, there was a store serving breakfast. Someone waiting for her friend inside stood just outside the store for almost 5 minutes as I stood here mentally willing her to wait inside with her friend. It didn’t work.

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  1. Nice work with all the lighting reflections adding a nice touch of contrast here. I am so in love with the grain!
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  2. I am liking this series on Grand Central, Mark. I love thinking about the fact that with Grand Central as a starting point, on any given day you can embark on an adventure in almost any direction. I am surmising that your film processor develops and sends you digital files, which you may then post process, how is that working out for you?
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    1. Wayne, thanks for the kind words.
      With respect to scanning, I have experimented with a few options. I’ve paid very high rates to get high-res tiff files, and somewhat less for varying size JPG files. I also spent $150 to buy a backlit scanner that can scan slides and negatives (the Epson V500). I did my own scanning on the all of the Coney Island and Grand Central images. This saved some money as I only had to pay the lab for developing – no prints or digital work product came to me. As with everything, there are trade-offs. I liked the control that scanning gave me, and can probably recover the $150 scanner cost in roughly 20-24 rolls, but it is tedious, and no home or small office scanner can match the quality a pro machine can deliver. I will probably continue to mix paying a lab to scan and doing it myself on an ad hoc basis going forward.

    1. Don’t worry, Mike, I was able to fix it on this end. It’s one of those things that the web seems to do to text sometimes, turning simples spaces into %20 gibberish text. Thanks for the comment.

  3. One of your many bests, Mark. I really like the composition and the b&w is perfect. The overhead lights really pop and the reflections on the side walls are pretty cool.

    By the way, those weird gibberish things are happening to me also and I don’t get the “confirm your are NOT a spammer…” message on the first pass. But, after the big red “…error submitting…” occurs, I’m able to correct the msg and the confirm box is there.
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    1. Mark,
      Thanks for the nice words and for the comment feedback. I don’t have the slightest idea what’s causing it, but maybe I’ll disable the “you are not a spammer” check box. I didn’t have a huge spam problem before I installed, and I haven’t noticed that the box significantly altered it.

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