LIONS with CAMERAS

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LIONS with CAMERAS
Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:37 PM

This thread used to be on the MR forum, and has been moved here. Most of the photos on this thread are an essay in artistic rendition of my own photographs processed with Photomatix software.

The LION now lives in North Dakota, but gets to travel to the east once each year to photograph on the New York City Transit.

 

East New York, Brooklyn

 

Astoria, Queens

More to follow

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Posted by tgindy on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:32 PM

Neat perspective!

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:18 PM

 Everyone knows lions can't use cameras, they don't have opposable thumbs!

Neat shots. Been to NYC many times, don;t think I've been on either of those lines though. Perhaps the Brooklyn one, but it was late at night so I missed a good part of the trip, but I don't think I went out as far as that is.

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Posted by JBCA on Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:15 AM

Those photos have a 'different' appearance.  Could it be they are photos of paintings?  Or is it because they were taken with a long telephoto lens?

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:59 PM

It may be, as you say, that a LION does not have an opposable thumb, but he can click the shutter with his tail just fine. That's my tail and I'm sticking to it!

JBCA

Those photos have a 'different' appearance.  Could it be they are photos of paintings?  Or is it because they were taken with a long telephoto lens?

They are actual photos that I have taken in New York City. They have been processed with Photomatix software. Normally one would take three bracketed photos preferably in RAW format, and this software would combine the best highlights of all three photos to make a very stunning print. LION was just using it with one jpg photo and then processing with the "Grunge" filter to obtain these effects.

I have several thousand other beautiful photos of trains in the city, but unfortunately, they are not my photos and so I cannot publish them to the internet. But since they were published where I could download them, I can altar them for my personal use.

 

See, here is another:

ROAR

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:18 PM

Corona, Queens, NY

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Posted by Curt Webb on Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:57 PM

Very nice and interesting pictures Lion...Nice tail actionBig Smile

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Friday, February 17, 2012 3:33 PM

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Posted by Lake on Friday, February 17, 2012 5:52 PM

I also think that these are really nice pictures. Especially the one at Corona. There is lots of neat track side detail in it.

I believe that Lion gets his pictures this way. Lion has camera on a strap around his neck, walks up to a human and ask the person to take a picture using the camera. Human ask why he should do that. Lion, replies, well, even though I am a very nice lion, if you don't I will eat you. Person then agrees to take picture.Big Smile

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:43 AM

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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Posted by blownout cylinder on Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:47 AM

The way those photos are processed really picks out the details. I like how they look.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, February 18, 2012 2:22 PM

Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, upper level southbound.

 

Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, lower level, northbound

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Posted by fec153 on Saturday, February 18, 2012 2:35 PM

" TAKE THE "A" TRAIN" .

I used to take the "E" and ride in the front car.

Flip

 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:40 AM

168th Street, Manhattan (IRT)

 

42nd Street, Manhattan (IRT)

[Directly in front of me is the 7th Avenue Local Track, Joining it on the right is an access track to the Grand Central Shuttle, and what was formerly part of the original subway. Tunnel ways seen above are where the original tracks of the subway were located before the extensions to the IRT were built.]

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, February 20, 2012 2:45 PM

McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn [Trainworld is just to the right on the street level.]

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Posted by St Francis Consolidated RR on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:08 AM

BroadwayLion

I can altar them for my personal use.

 

   LION is spending too much time in his pew and not enough on his layout....LION has forgotten the difference between an altar and alter.

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Posted by NorthCoast RR on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:18 AM

BroadwayLion

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Corona, Queens, NY

 

Hey, that is Casey Stangle Yard, the home of the New York Mets is in the background (or is that Arthur Ashe Stadium, home of the US Open?)! We used to tailgate there before going to the Mets Games (free parking!)...Saw the circus train parked there a few times, and the clowns would poke their heads out the window at us...thought our beer was spiked with something.

Scary area...lots of 'Day Walkers'. For those who don't know what Day Walkers are, they are racoons that look drunk stumbling all over walking around at 3pm...suffering from some nurological disorder, most likely distemper. Great memories. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:31 AM

LIRR has tracks here too, but they do not physically connect with the NYCT tracks. The circus train would have to have been on the LIRR tracks as Federal law prohibits heavy railroad equipment from accessing NYCT tracks which are exempt.

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Posted by NorthCoast RR on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:27 AM

BroadwayLion

LIRR has tracks here too, but they do not physically connect with the NYCT tracks. The circus train would have to have been on the LIRR tracks as Federal law prohibits heavy railroad equipment from accessing NYCT tracks which are exempt.

ROAR

 

That is a relief...NYC had enough clowns on trains as it is...

So, they clown train would go to MSG(Penn Station)  via the LIRR, and when the circus was over...they would head out and sleep in their clown cars at the Corona Terminal and Casey Stengel Bus Terminal?

Further...as Mr. Stengel once said "If you look closely, you will observe things". Pure Genius!

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:32 AM

Astoria, Queens

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:29 AM

207th Street, Manhattan

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, February 25, 2012 3:21 PM

Canarsie Line, East New York, Brooklyn

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:15 AM

Harlem, Manhattan

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Posted by fec153 on Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:27 AM

Hey, Lion- What train did I take to get to Ebbets Field to see the Dodgers coming from Jamaica,L.I. ?? I don't remember as that was back about 1950/51.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:30 AM

As a guess you would have taken what is now the (J) train from Jamaica Avenue, change to the now long-gone Myrtle Elevated and would have ended up somewhere near by (I think--not knowing exactly where Ebbets Field was exactly)

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:41 AM

An HO Scale LION with an HO scale Camera:

Smith-9th Street, Brooklyn

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Posted by aloco on Monday, February 27, 2012 3:55 PM

I looked a your cat photo page and I saw some cougars, but no lions.

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Posted by Stourbridge Lion on Monday, February 27, 2012 4:40 PM

BroadwayLion

http://broadwaylion.com/LION/lc120219a.jpg

168th Street, Manhattan (IRT)

 

http://broadwaylion.com/LION/lc120219b.jpg

42nd Street, Manhattan (IRT)

[Directly in front of me is the 7th Avenue Local Track, Joining it on the right is an access track to the Grand Central Shuttle, and what was formerly part of the original subway. Tunnel ways seen above are where the original tracks of the subway were located before the extensions to the IRT were built.]

So far I enjoy these two the most; something about looking deeper into the underground system and what the alteration of the colors did makes them very striking...

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Posted by P&Slocal on Monday, February 27, 2012 4:44 PM

I love that Harlem shot! It would actually make a nice wall print for anyone into city architecture. The repetitive yet different older buildings near trackside with the wall of later larger buildings behind gives a unique perspective.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, February 27, 2012 5:27 PM

Thanks, I like that one too.

We have a Xerox color laser printer that can do 11x17s. I tried one last night, and it looked real good.

I could probably take the file to Walmart and get an even larger photo.

ROAR

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