Friday, March 8, 2013

New York's Colorful Subway Signs

Take The 'A' Train

I enjoy photographing subway signs even though they're not a classic subject.  Or perhaps because they're not a classic subject.  They present us with an opportunity to discover the magic within the mundane.

a photo of a subway sign near bryant park in new york

My eye is drawn to the simple shapes, the bold lettering, the clean layout, and vibrant colors. 

Inspiration can happen anywhere.  The way that we look at our world is more important than the subjects themselves.

The sign below was posted during a construction project at New York's Fulton Street Station and has since been removed.  I'm glad that I took the shot that day, because I'll never get another chance at this unique combination of elements.

a photo of a sign at the entrance to the Fulton Street subway station in New York

What hidden photo opportunities await discovery in your city, in your neighborhood - even if you don't have a subway?  

Keep your mind and heart open.  Your next memorable image might be waiting just around the corner.  

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4L IS

Light happens.  Be ready.  Shoot hard.

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