Tickets?

No trip to New York City would be complete without a visit to Grand Central Terminal (don’t even THINK about calling it a ‘station’) – and my visit was absolutely amazing thanks to Steve Beal and Chris Robins. They managed to hook us up with tripod passes and a behind the scenes tour that took us to the control centre and the clocktower! Truly an amazing experience. In the coming weeks I should be sharing a couple of these behind the scenes images, but for today (since it is #FilmFriday, after all) I thought I’d share a simple composition from the main hall.

There was just something about the harsh light and shadows playing across these ticket windows that spoke to me. I can almost feel the history through this photograph and I think capturing it on film was a great way to do this amazing building justice. I hope you agree.

Equipment:
– Mamiya M645 1000s
– Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/2.8
Kodak Portra 400

Rick - October 14, 2011 - 7:17 am

That’s awesome! Love this place.

Steven Perlmutter - October 14, 2011 - 7:30 am

Fantastic capture Heath. Film was a great choice, especially with this composition.

Rich Williams - October 14, 2011 - 7:37 am

Dammit, it’s a STATION. 🙂 Seriously, this is a great shot, Heath, and it’s even more impressive considering it’s film.

Brian Furbush - October 14, 2011 - 7:40 am

I dig the Mamiya, came out nicely. Glad you got some GCT love up on the blog.

Scott Ackerman - October 14, 2011 - 7:44 am

Love the mood of this one. Great capture Heath!

Chris DeAngelis - October 14, 2011 - 7:50 am

Awesome shot! Love the DoF here and the vintage vibe. Stupid NJ transit system making me 2 hours late, otherwise I would have been able to shoot with you guys! How’d the rest of the rolls come out?

Jesse Pafundi - October 14, 2011 - 8:09 am

Mamiya! This seriously rocks dude. Love the play of light on the counter.

Tobias George - October 14, 2011 - 8:16 am

Wow dude, this is an awesome idea for a photo here. Never even thought of it! Executed perfectly and I love the light.

Curt Fleenor - October 14, 2011 - 8:35 am

The softness of the details and the subtle changes in light are just fantastic!

Steve Beal - October 14, 2011 - 8:52 am

Thanks for the mention 🙂 – it was really a pleasure meeting you (finally) and shooting with ya! I love today’s image, I stare at that board all the time trying to catch the Metro North train to Rye, beautifully captured and processed!

Justin - October 14, 2011 - 8:55 am

Love the shadows!

Chris Frailey - October 14, 2011 - 9:01 am

Love the lighting here. So good.

Edith Levy - October 14, 2011 - 9:12 am

Love this Heath. The lighting really give sit an old time feel.

Mike Olbinski - October 14, 2011 - 9:41 am

Love it man!

Now get our portrait film shots developed!! 🙂

A.Barlow - October 14, 2011 - 9:56 am

Nice picture today Heath, looks great. Tripod passes huh? That’s interesting.

Chris Nitz - October 14, 2011 - 10:12 am

Loving how the shadows add such a nice touch of dramatic feeling.

Scott Wood - October 15, 2011 - 11:22 am

I really did the shadow play in this image. Well done.

Adam Allegro - October 17, 2011 - 1:51 am

How do you go about getting a “tripod pass”??? I think it is ridiculous that you would need one in order to use a tripod. Nice shot BTW. I like the processing you applied. Well done.

Chris Robins - October 17, 2011 - 7:09 pm

i agree, great image.

Dave DiCello - October 18, 2011 - 6:00 am

Wow, that is so very cool Heath! Awesome shot here man!

James Howe - October 21, 2011 - 10:56 am

Very cool image, I like the way the light is hitting the ticket vending area. Great location for photography.