Wednesday, July 19, 2006

East Village, 13th Street Between Broadway and Fourth Avenue


Mary Sargent © 2006

Off work today (every other Wednesday, thank the lord). So downtown to the physiatrist on 12th Street. I arrived early, so veered off onto 13th Street and got this shot. This is just east of Broadway. I had another shot of this with the front of a green truck in it, which you would think would just set it off splendidly, and it pretty much did, but somehow, I came back to this one. This is MUCH improved enlarged.

8 comments:

Caribou said...

Such a wonderful project. I started a project similar to yours a couple of years ago in my town. Unfortunately I was not happy with the results and it went nowhere. You have given me a new impetus to revisit my project with an entirely new perspective.

This is my favourite of your images so far. Without the green hydrant, the image would still be beautiful, but with it, it is stunning.

Thank you.

flyinglady said...

I am very fond of this one!

flyinglady said...

I love this photograph. It makes me laugh every time I look at it. The hydrant is like a little alien peeking up out of the sidewalk. Just great!

Friendly See Are said...

Echoing both Caribou and, of course, old Flying Lady (I esp. like her comments--and of course she's not old). I love this one, too. Good thing about your project (I know you know this): You'll never, ever run out of new streets to photo, or old new streets, etc. New York is just one huge collection of streets. And this photo is a top one! Say hello to Caribou.

Shena said...

I love the contrast of this picture. (I was cracking up on the flyinglady's comment about the hydrant being a little alien).

flyinglady said...

And one more thing! I'm glad you left the truck out of this one. In some of the photographs I find the vehicles distracting and I want to push them out of the way. Imagine! If you could go into a photograph and move things around with your hands! What fun! Is that enough exclamations?!

Barbara said...

I love this one too. It's so jazzy - the pattern of lights take my eye all around.

Anonymous said...

"thank the lord"?! you going soft on the whole god thing?

Bill