Underground Red Affinities

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    Alyssa was standing there - as i walked by I could not resist this serendipitous color match - I did happen to have my camera with me so I just asked - she didn't mind at all, and resumed listening to her iPod while posing. Barely had time for a few shots before the train pulled in. In restrospect I like how the tattoos add a focus of interest - it all happened so fast, had I thought about it I would have tried to get a close up of these. The passers by were quite amused, some were shocked - too bad I couldn't document them too. View On Black

    Affinites souterraines en rouge
    Alyssa etait la. En la passant je n'ai pas pu resister cette harmonie accidentelle des couleurs - et comme j'avais mon appareil, je lui ai simplement demande si je pouvais prendre cette photo - c'etait tout a fait OK, elle m'a assure, et elle s'est remise a ecouter son iPod tout en posant.

    This picture is # 22 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at www.100Strangers.com

    (*) Reposted after it had been deleted by Flickr after receiving a NOI (copyright complaint ) .. duh .. Flickr could have just made my photo private till the issue was resolved instead of just DELETING it

    PS. I missed the whole shorts thing as reported by the NY Times

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    Cran Burry (Matthew Nedbalsky), and 61 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. theG™ 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called A Quiet Revolt, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. theG™ 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called restless souls - firework minds , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. Carl` 47 months ago | reply

      Hmm, nice shot you have captured :)

    4. garthm34 [mostly away] 47 months ago | reply

      Ah, I've found this shot again. Wonderful work here Andre so much to like but of course the red and whites capture the eyes but it's so nicely composed and framed... and unusual. Great job!
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      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    5. opb.nino 46 months ago | reply

      Nice colours, good catch.

      I think I'd prefer a square crop without the green metallic post. Chance she's couple inches from that, enough to crop it out I guess.

      Otherwise, very nice !

    6. ad454 41 months ago | reply

      what station is this?

    7. NYCandre 36 months ago | reply

      Thanks all for stopping by - had forgotten about this image till recently -

      @framemaker - re" You seem to have a penchant for shooting from the rear. ..and serendipity."
      yes - as i_see_everyday noticed too .. can't tell where this comes from - for a psy explanation .. who knows indeed.. for a logical explanation.. the esthetics maybe - when walking I tend to look at people's faces if coming straight at me and at anything "noteworthy" if walking ahead of me..

      @ad454 - Union Square station N/R/Q

    8. NRG Photos 36 months ago | reply

      An absolutely irresistible combination of subjects and colours, no wonder that you were attarcted! And thumbs up to Alyssa for playing along.

    9. Eugene Gannon 36 months ago | reply

      8,000 have looked at this shot? Why?

    10. NYCandre 36 months ago | reply

      @NRG - thanks! the sad part is I didn't have time to give her my card at the time as the train pulled in just moments later, and she wasn't going to skip it.

      @Eugene - yeah ..I wonder why - tho it's been around for a couple years already - this is my 5th most viewed photo - the other leggy ones only rate less than half as many views, and the more voyeuristic ones even less.

      First with 31,500 views is that one
      Spring bloom is for the birds too

      @I _see_everyday I may well start a series indeed - putting together those leggy ones in my current flickr stream: www.flickr.com/photos/nycandre/sets/72157626690509084/

    11. Pierre Bouchon Cesaro 36 months ago | reply

      Great !
      I love frame collage.

    12. Huey_Chris 28 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the 25+ Faves group and Faved it.

    13. Chris JL 27 months ago | reply

      Well spotted juxtaposition of patterns and geometry

    14. Jude Marion 27 months ago | reply

      Brilliant catch!
      (Wish I'd taken it!! LOL)

    15. pjc&co 13 months ago | reply

      Nicely spotted and well executed.

    16. visit me at bogaert.co.uk 12 months ago | reply

      Really nice work, I like it.

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