Tuesday, July 12, 2011

the train's frame

Hello!  Sorry I have been gone for several days, I was a little sick over the weekend but I am back now! If you missed my last post I hope you will check it out.  I have been leaving notes on the NYC subway trying to get people to smile a little more.  If you'd like to read more, and maybe join the fun, go here.

I'd like to think that this man is taking my advice, and smiling at the woman across the platform.  I was just standing there waiting for the doors to close so we could get on our way and I noticed how the door frame and his body were perfectly framing her in the distance.  I quickly whipped out my iPhone and snapped this shot.

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While waiting on the platform yesterday I saw this couple perfectly framed through the window of the Q train.  Again, quickly snapped before they pulled away.

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And here again, someone framed by the window...I guess it has been a thing for me this past week, and I think there will be more of it coming.  I need a way to pass the time during my commute!

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20 comments:

Leanne said...

It's sometimes hard to resist, that perfectly framed photo opportunity. Yay for the iphone!

amberlee said...

I love the composition of the first shot, perfect. The black and white is lovely.

P.s I really want to join in your project, I need to make some notes up!! Its so cold and dreary in Melbourne at theoment. Smiles are needed!!

Ashley Sisk said...

That first shot is genius...great timing!

Dorian Susan said...

I have yet to post one of your "smile at a stranger" signs, but the other day I thought of the perfect place to do so.
I love these "framed" shots. the first one is especially great. I realize I'm getting more of an instinct and sense to shoot now-that's a good shot. You obviously have the hang of that perfectly.

Jessica said...

Love all the photos, but really love the first one!

Sue said...

You have a good eye!

=)

Marisa said...

all photos are amazing !!

missing moments said...

Love the composition!

Anna said...

Picture within a natural frame - great concept and I'm sure you'll be seeing this everywhere now! I love how photography makes us see the world in a new light, always revealing some new aspect. My fav is the last one.

Steph said...

Great shot, good thing you have a quick draw on your camera ;)

lisa said...

These are absolutely wonderful shots, but that first one is AMAZING!!!
Your timing could not have been more perfect, and your seeing it was pure genius!

Thank you so much for sharing all of these at The Creative Exchange this week.

Have a great day!

lisa.

P.S. I love the idea of leaving notes. Off to check out your link here! Thank you !!

SpilledInkGuy said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, U.M...
you certainly do have wonderful timing... amazing work (as always)!

Anika said...

You have such a great eye for those city moments...really great shots.

Krystal said...

these are good pics! i'm always so shy to take pictures around the trains and stuff...but i need to take sneaky pics, ahha :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

You are so lucky to have so many different things and people to photo. Sometimes I feel I'm in a rut, photography-wise.

Christina said...

these are AMAZING!! LOVE LOVE em.

Kat Sloma said...

I love all of these frames! sorry you weren't feeling well, glad you are better!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

So unique - love the top photo - I hope he was smiling at her too!

Laura said...

Love your thinking in these images. The subway is a great place to take photos. I do agree it would be nice if people smiled a bit more!

Pat said...

The notes - great idea! I love the images!