Motion in Grand Central
What a perfect place to start out in New York City; Grand Central Station. I feel like the act of travelling is underrated these days. It’s all about where you’re going, not actually getting there. Just a few decades ago, driving cross country was a pretty normal activity, taking the family/friends for a road trip was a vacation in itself. One kind of romantic feeling (maybe I’m over analyzing) type of travel that I think is great is train travel. Prop your feet up, sit back, relax, talk to your neighbors, look out the windows, stand up and walk around a bit, eat and drink and be merry. New York City isn’t a great place to bring your vehicle in to, so the train is a great option for getting yourself in to the city quickly and cheaply.
When you arrive at Grand Central, and you walk in to this grandiose center, their is a feeling of history and modern bustle all in one. The turquoise splashing the ceiling and architecture lead your eyes up and around. For me it was a bit of ‘well where do I start taking pictures?!’ moment, as everything was so interesting. First thing that I did was try and center up from the entrance, and get a spanning shot of the building. Well, that put me setting up my tripod right next to a police officer in his golf cart… Remember when I said people can’t say ‘yes’ unless you ask? He informed me that tripods were not allowed in Grand Central, as a tripping hazard. Jokingly I spread my legs around the legs of the tripod, and made myself a funny looking barricade to protect the people! I asked if I could just take a shot or two quickly, and laughing, he said yes.