Subway Photo Series (1/2/3 Trains) – 1st Attempt

Back in July I wrote a post about starting a Subway Photo Series, photographing all the NYC subway lines. I had some personal days earned at my new job, which don’t carry over in January, so I was “forced” to take them. I didn’t want to deal with traveling during the holidays, so I decided to take a “stay-cation”. Today was my first day & I decided to get started on my Subway Photo Series.

I planned my itinerary on the 1/2/3 trains, which is the red line on the map. I live along the 2 train line so I took the uptown to the last stop, Wakefield – 241 St. There I met a couple of the transit workers, who were very friendly & asked me about my photographs. I told them I was taking photos for my blog, dedicated to my experiences on the subway. The one who initiated the conversation had a great sense of humor, telling me not to post pictures of him looking lazy with his hands in his pockets. I assured him I hadn’t taken any pictures of him. He said I should take a picture with one of the other workers, but I told him I didn’t post pictures of myself, unless it was my shadow or any shot that isn’t easily identifiable. I want people to check my blog for its content, not what I look like. In hindsight, maybe I should’ve suggested taking a group picture, since they seemed so open to being photographed for my blog. One of them asked me for the blog address, so I gave it to him. He quickly got on it, lol. That actually got me thinking that I should have business cards printed for the blog, so I can hand them out whenever someone shows interest in reading it.

Unfortunately, I got a late start, plus my new camera filter wouldn’t unscrew after I put it on, so I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted. I also got side-tracked when I got to Atlantic Avenue, because I wanted to check out some items at the Target there. It was mayhem, so I ended up just getting a latte at their Starbucks. I will try to get the rest of the 2 Train line, in addition to the 3 train & 1 train, as I initially planned. Below are the pictures I managed to get today:

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Feel free to post comments or share similar experiences, whether in NYC or elsewhere.

~Izzy

Subway Photo Series

Last year I finally bought my first Nikon DSLR, a D3200. I’m still a newbie when it comes to photography, but I’ve always wanted to take it up as a hobby. However, I haven’t been able to take advantage of my new camera as much as I’d like. So I was thinking, it would be great to take my camera out while I challenge myself to photograph on all the NYC subway lines. Of course it will take me a while to accomplish, specially if I want to capture as much as possible along the entire length of each route. But I think it’ll be a fun way to use my DSLR, while exploring the subway, and give me great material to post here.

Stay tuned for my Subway Photo Series, capturing my views on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, L, M, N, Q, R, S (42nd St Shuttle, Franklin Ave Shuttle, & Rockaway Park Shuttle), & Z trains.

Feel free to post comments or share similar experiences, whether in NYC or elsewhere.

~Izzy