New York - Grand Central Terminal

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I put the camera onto the balustrade of the stairs and exposed for 3 seconds to achieve the motion blur. It's not very sharp in 100% view as i had to set the aperture to f/20.

No HDR or DRI processing this time - only one single exposure, but i tried to retain as much detail in the highlights and shadows usind RAW and Nik's Color Efex (Tonal Contrast).


Grand Central Terminal (GCT) — often popularly (and incorrectly) called Grand Central Station or simply Grand Central — is a terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger trains, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower. When the Long Island Rail Road's new station, below the existing levels, opens (see East Side Access), Grand Central will offer a total of 75 tracks and 48 platforms. The terminal covers an area of 48 acres.

The terminal serves commuters traveling on the Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in New York State, and Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

Although the terminal has been properly called "Grand Central Terminal" since 1913, many people continue to refer to it as "Grand Central Station". Technically, "Grand Central Station" is the name of the nearby post office, as well as the name of a previous rail station on the site, and is also used to refer to a New York City subway station at the same location.


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  2. Trash-Photography 52 months ago | reply

    Very nice picture!

  3. tbower 52 months ago | reply

    Very well done.

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  5. Simon Hampton 51 months ago | reply

    Great to see a picture of GCT in glorious colour and not B&W for a change!

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  8. davey.summers 48 months ago | reply

    Wow! The positioning and lighting are wonderful, i love how it plays into the shadows

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    An amazing photo. Now I have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    beautiful picture! I love NY!!

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  15. Natural 2012 29 months ago | reply

    Brings so many memories. Escellent job!

  16. LaniElderts 20 months ago | reply

    I think I prefer this version to the other, but they're both great in their own right. Magnificent shot.

  17. Jam-c1 18 months ago | reply

    Love it!
    It brought me wonderful memories

  18. moremooredesign 13 months ago | reply

    I love the motion blur in the foreground combined with the stationary persons. Great contrast in this environment.

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