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  #82 Street Scenes
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The ubiquitous Yellow Taxi       ©2010 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       4th place, 88 points
1/50s, f8, ISO 80, 69mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Rotate 1 deg. Trim border. Adj saturation & contrast. Edit one small defect. Size for entry. Unsharpen.       Extra Info: Nothing shouts "New York" like the Yellow Taxi. They help set the scene on every street.
 
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dodrizzt
Jun 22, 2010
    Congrats on a double great result Michael!!! :-)
(It'll be a pleasure to share a Big Apple walkaround with you no doubt :-)

Jade O.
Jun 22, 2010
    I think that's whaling muse... (now check my up-dates with Billy and Alberto so there is no misunderstanding here).
Edited on Jun 22, 2010

Mepo
Jun 22, 2010
    Jade - I hope it is the original version not that recent garbage reproduction by some forgettable wailing male (excuse me if I'm being an olde farte):-)

Zio - I'm learning to use a chain saw like my favourite Italian LOL

Jade O.
Jun 22, 2010
    Congrats on a fine double TF finish! (I keep humming Big Yellow Taxi for some reason...)

boar76
Jun 22, 2010
    Hola!....I understood...You cutted off the trunk of the last taxi! :-DDDD
Ciao Zione :-)
I'm so happy to have found in Canada a great friend as you are! :-)

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Mepo
Jun 21, 2010
    OK Billy: Give me a call when you do & I will show you around. Thank you for your comments, much appreciated. As for your detective work - if you don't start narrowing it down to one my next guess for you will be "Billy or Villa" LOL

dodrizzt
Jun 21, 2010
    Ahhh, New York, New York :-) one of the places I would like to visit someday... another nice image from there, here I like that great line of yellow cabs, nicely seen and composed... TT for me in a great competence this time, well done!! :-)
(Lo/Michael again? :-)

Mepo
Jun 21, 2010
    Old Finn: This is uncanny - I am 2 for 2 with you. WOW. Much appreciated.

Old Finn
Jun 21, 2010
    Interesting composition of lines and angles. Good sharpness.
My 1:st choice.

Mepo
Jun 21, 2010
    Bill: Thanks for your comments. I agree and wish it were better but sometimes all you have is that fleeting moment as I'm sure we all experience. Despite its faults I wanted to share it.

Zio Matto: I included all those balconies in the background just for you (Tu sei fuori come un balcone) LOL Thanks for commenting. Slainte, The archangel.

walteristic: You must have been there LOL I wonder what it would be like if all the yellow cabs went on strike. Thanks for commenting. Welcome to the site.
Edited on Jun 21, 2010

walteristic
Jun 21, 2010
    New York personified...

boar76
Jun 21, 2010
    It's an interesting shot...But there's something that doesn't quite convince me...Don't know...

wrosenthal
Jun 20, 2010
    I think that this is a strong entry, although maybe not quite as pleasing to my eye as the Times Square shot. I like the leading line of taxis. In its own way it captures the spirit of the city, as does the theater marquee and the PARK sign. In my TT for sure.

Mepo
Jun 20, 2010
    fc - Thanks for commenting. I leave for South Africa on Tuesday;-d

forkcandles
Jun 18, 2010
    lovely colours, we used to have all black cabs but the ads have spoilt it
wonder if anybody won the trip

Mepo
Jun 18, 2010
    Jade: Many thanks. The defect I corrected was that guys face! It was much longer and he had his mouth wide open LOL I did try taking him out first but the picture seemed to lose depth. He still bugs me though!

el: Yes that would have been great. I had my polarizing filter with me but it was not working well in NY. I'm not sure why. Perhaps the multiple sources of reflected lights from the skyscrapers. In any case - no time on this one. Seconds after I took this the whole scene changed. Phew :-}

raf: Thank you. Funny you should spot that - I left him in because I liked the brolly! I should have known better.

rafinmelb
Jun 18, 2010
    Like it. Hate the half man on the right, but on the street it is so hard to not have that happen. That is a minor quibble by the way.

elliott
Jun 17, 2010
    love the colors and feel of the city. two things. someone getting in a cab in that long line would add a bit of percieved activity. and a polarizing filter could have minimized the reflection on the cab windows. in my favs.
el

Jade O.
Jun 17, 2010
    Nothing shouts yellow taxi like this shot! I really like the sharpness, vibrant rich colour, subject and perspective. Easily in my top 5 and the only thing I can think to critique is the guy walking towards us which is a (minor) distraction I think I would have be tempted to clone out.
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