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After a hard day

By tonymarq
Hi everyone and first and foremost to all a very happy new year! Second sorry i haven't been around but life got in the way and been a lot busy. Thanks to all for the email to make sure everything was ok and everything is. Haven't had time to take out the camera so i stumbled on this one from grand central N.Y. and feel like the person coming up the ramp with head low and tired as i studied this for awhile,changed color to sep to give the worn/aged feel and brightened certain areas to high light depth and people in and around the entrance to the main lobby. looking foward to seenig what you guys have been up to as i need some insperation and moto-vation,lol! stay well and great to be back!


Tags: General Black and white

Voters: Chant57, gajewski, SueTurner and 67 more

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
13 Jan 2007 7:54AM
The guy looks a bit sorry for himself/nice use of sepia and it works well.Lovely work Tony.
dven Plus
16 43 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 8:18AM
Good morning Tony, Its great to see you back, i thought you had emigrated, I do like the tones to this shot they work very well indeed.He looks like i feel at the moment,

DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
13 Jan 2007 8:30AM
Happy New Year Tony - really like this one, has great feel to it. Bruce
redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 8:44AM
Lovely subtle work here. Well taken.
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
13 Jan 2007 9:35AM
A Happy New Year to you Tony...Great to have you back with us.
A wonderful real life comeback image.
I think this gentleman depicts quite a few of us at certain times.
Love the effect you have given to the whole well.
ginz04 17 281 20 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 11:10AM
you cant see the guys face but somehow i think that adds it gives more of a mystery to it but also concentrates the eye on the archetecture.

AlanBW 15 20 England
13 Jan 2007 11:21AM
Excellent composition and toning - Hapy New Year
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
13 Jan 2007 11:57AM
welcome back, Tony and what a great B&W to kick off with

these shots always makes me think of the film `the untouchables' and Al Capone Smile

troberts 14 17
13 Jan 2007 12:10PM
Excellent work
User_Removed 18 39 6 Scotland
13 Jan 2007 12:39PM
Hi Mate, holiday time over and were are all back to the grind. Good to see you back

Luv to all

tull 18 181 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 2:22PM
Awesome image mate one of my fave's.
Glad all is well and we all here wish you all across the pond a very happy 2007.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
13 Jan 2007 3:34PM
Hi tony--- Well done-- but Where are all the prople? Never saw it so underpopulated-- good to take advantage of this moment!

Hope you are getting rested!

DYankee 15 6 United States
13 Jan 2007 3:53PM
Welcome back, Tony!
This photo really takes me to NY!! It's always great to be in such a spectacular building, and appreciate all of the work that's gone into it, and the feeling of the atmosphere of the millions that have passed through it.
Love the abandoned feeling...very 'less traditional' for this site.
Dawn Smile
DaisyD50 14 3
13 Jan 2007 4:12PM
You did a great job here!! Beuatiful duotone shot. Well composed.
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 6:23PM
A Beautifully toned image lovely light detail and composition.
MalcolmS Plus
16 1.2k 13 England
13 Jan 2007 7:01PM
Welcome back Tony, a belated Happy New year. Just like the feel to this, can't put my finger on it really

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
13 Jan 2007 7:44PM
brilliant work my the toning +presentation a vintage fell


bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 11:09PM
happy new year Smile) wonderful shot
sputnki 17 10 Canada
14 Jan 2007 3:34AM
Wow, what a great treatment on this candid Tony! Welcome back, it looks more like you'll be dishing out the inspiration rather than looking for it.

X5DJM 15 26 England
14 Jan 2007 11:22AM
Nice clean shot, lots of mood and I like the title.
Nic to see you back, fondest wishes to the family..
colin 16 697 5 Scotland
14 Jan 2007 1:44PM
The speia toning works well, Tony. Nice image.
Hope life is easing up, I know the feeling all too well.
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 3:59PM
A fine image...the colour adaptions work a treat

Happy New year Tony

oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
14 Jan 2007 5:46PM
A sensational image Tony. The guy with his head down looks as if he is carrying all the problems of the world on his shoulders or maybe he had spotted you with the camera ! LOL. I love the toning and all the interesting detail around.

All the best for 2007. Phil
Pegon 16 78 1 England
14 Jan 2007 8:28PM
An excellent capture Tony, nicely toned. I know what you mean about life getting in the way of one's photography.
All the Best.
15 Jan 2007 2:55AM
really like the sepia toning and aged effect you have given this. well done!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
15 Jan 2007 10:25PM
Excellent composition and sepia toning Tony
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
15 Jan 2007 11:15PM
The toning is great and the depth you have captured in the pic is terrific Tony.

Every thing is fine my end Tony.Great to see you back on site.
Belated wishes to you and the family for a healthy and happy 2007.

glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
15 Jan 2007 11:20PM
I really like this Tony, nice work indeed, carries a message and has the mood! Spot on! Click!!!

thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
15 Jan 2007 11:45PM
Hi Tony,
it's wonderful to have you back and this is a great shot with depth,architectural detail on the ceiling,balustrade and windows,and fantastic toning.He does look weary.Take things easy and don't get stressed to much.
Hugs to you all across the puddle,Anson says hi.
beriah 15 1 Canada
16 Jan 2007 2:36AM
great to see you back Tony! wonderful perspective and compo!
16 Jan 2007 7:23AM
has a very pleasing sense of space. Like it.
User_Removed 16 825 Lithuania
17 Jan 2007 2:54AM
a stunner!... one of your best Tony!... nice work!
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
17 Jan 2007 6:40AM
This is an ammmmmmmmmaaazing shot. So minimalist, and I've glad you kept the frame minimalist but stylish too. This is great, Tony. The weary guy is so well framed by the majesty of the station. Love the tone of the whole picture too. PERFECTION.

Andrew Smile
hebdens 15 5
17 Jan 2007 8:07AM
love this, great atmosphere and tone.Fab building.Poor guy !
RoddBC 15 40 United States
17 Jan 2007 8:57AM
I love the shapes, design and tones of this capture Tony. It's nice to see you posting more again. I hope you are well my friend.

RobinChapman 15 63 Scotland
17 Jan 2007 9:13PM
Back with another winner!!A Beautiful capture in a Beautiful building.

Thanks for your latest comment on my pf. Nice to get some feedback from a highly respected photographer....for the record, The picture bombed so I deleted it!! Must try harder!!Going to crack the 30 clix this year!!

Happy new Year
Take Care
TommyStr 15 9 3 Norway
18 Jan 2007 7:11AM
Really like this Tony. Good use of space, great scale and like the position of the head. And a happy new year too you!
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
18 Jan 2007 6:10PM
Tony, I LOVE this shot. The mood of the picture fits your title perfectly. Sorry I haven't been around for a while. We had a great holiday visiting family in Buffalo. Our only disappointment was that we didn't get snow.
I have a lot of catching up to do. -=Walter
PS Sue sends her best.
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2007 12:12PM
Lovely subtle work, wonderful.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4255 Canada
28 Jan 2007 9:45PM
Terrific image, - really like the feel.

Phoebecat 15 1 Italy
29 Mar 2007 5:09AM
This is really fantastic! Love everything about it but especially the small figures


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