Gallery: on New York City’s streets
I wanna wake up in a city / That doesn’t sleep
Where better to take candid street photos than New York City? It is one of my favourite cities, and has a buzz unequalled anywhere else I have visited. It is like being on a movie set. The skyscrapers and streets provide the perfect backdrop for the constant ebb and flow of people.
Give me such shows — give me the streets of Manhattan!
There are a number of plusses to street photography here. The streets are full of people, most of them in a hurry, and they have better things to do than worry about you and your camera. Other tourists are constantly taking photos, you are just one among many. And even if you are noticed, most people won’t mind. This is a city created for extroverts, who want to stand out from the crowd and be noticed.
So for this week’s photo challenge from Cee, on the theme of Catching people unaware, let us head to the streets of Manhattan – oh, and Brooklyn too!
I last visited New York in 2008, which is when all these photos were taken
great images of NYC
Thank you 🙂
Seeing these city shots was quite a surprise – I think of you as doing Remote more often. I don’t know New York, but these are enticing images.
I guess many of my recent posts have been about remote areas but I love exploring cities too. New York is one of my favourites, along with Paris, but I also like Italian cities and many others elsewhere in Europe and further afield. No doubt these will feature in my posts in due course! ANd I do enjoy street photography, whether on my travels or at home in London 🙂
Me too, but I’m not very confident in catching total strangers ;in the act’ I tend to have to hide behind pillars 😉
Pillars are good, yes. And sometimes I just shoot a wide shot ‘from the hip’ and see what I have later. I can quite often straighten and crop it to a usable image 🙂
Beautiful captures of the city life.
Thank you Teresa 🙂
It’s a wonderful city. Part of it’s appeal is it’s cinematic and literary history. So much so, that being there is like entering my imagination 🙂
My favorite photo is the one on Lower East Side. Given the angle I don’t think you caught the man unawares, he just didn’t care!
Thanks Sandy – you could be right about that man, although I would have been using a zoom lens for sure so maybe he didn’t spot me!
Oh You have some wonderful candid photos for this week. Well done 😀
Thank you Cee 🙂