Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Best Overall
First Place
42nd Street and just ONE taxi?

Linda Tse Correia
Nikon D70, Exposure: (1/25), f/4.2, 38 mm, ISO 1600
NYC Lights 
On this shot, I pushed the shutterspeed and aperture to get the shot fully lit and to show the constant action at a stand still. I liked the taxi as an integrated element of the shot rather than the key focus of it. I got the additional graininess by bumping up the ISO.

Best Overall
Second Place
Reflections

Julie Byun
Nikon E950 Exposure: 0.25 sec (1/4), f/2.8, 9.1 mm, Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV, Flash
Reflections
I wasn't having much luck taking photos of actual cabs so I thought I'd try to capture reflections of them. After work, I went to several conference rooms in my office building that face Madison Ave. I got the perfect shot from standing on top of the radiator in room 16A.

Best Overall
TIE- Third Place
Taxis - Post haste

Linda Tse Correia
Nikon D70 Shutterspeed (1/13), f/5.6, 24 mm, ISO 400
NYC Main Post Office 33-34th Street

NYC Main Post Office on 8th Ave. My favorite of my set of shots. This was also the first shot taken with my Nikkor 18-70 wide angle lens.

Best Overall
TIE- Third Place
Tunnel

Julie Byun
Nikon E950; Exposure: 1 sec (1), f/2.6, 7.2 mm; 0/10 EV, Flash fired
Tunnel

I'm not sure what this ramp is called but it's part of Grand Central station.

Best Overall
Fifth Place
Taxi in a Taxi

Alana S. Glubo
Nikon N80
Taxi from a Taxi
I had this idea to take a picture of a taxi from the backseat of another taxi.  My driver had to ask me why I kept taking pictures of the inside of his cab.  He was surprisingly nice and unfazed by it, but i wouldn't recommend doing it.

BEST COMPOSITION Pedicab

Julie Byun
Nikon E950, Exposure: 0.009 sec (1/107), f/2.8, 8.9 mm, 0/10 EV
Pedicab
This shot was taken by Bergdorf Goodman. I was taking photos of the cabs zooming down Fifth Ave when a pedi cab driver parked his yellow pedi cab to take a lunch break.

BEST USE OF THEME - Tiny Taxis

The runaway favorite for theme, this entry got more votes for one category than any other -- and nearly all the votes were for the theme.

Meredith Letts
Canon T50
Tiny Taxis
Linda and I seem to be on the same wavelength with these themes.  We had the same picture of the same light last time (she didnt post hers).  This time we met and she pulled out a toy taxi and I was flabbergasted because I did the same.  Ended up not using it because she was. However then I came across all of these toy taxis at the fair. Had to take a pictures of that! LOL

In Reflection

Alana S. Glubo
Nikon N80
In Reflection

I took this picture from across the street while Linda and I were walking around the city on lunch break.  I loved the way that the taxi's were broken up by the lines of the building.

Sky in Reflection

Alana S. Glubo
Nikon N80
Sky In Reflection
I really like how this one came out with the reflection of the sky from the back window.  I also liked that I caught these taxi's all together in a cluster at the intersection.  This is my favorite of the collection that I took.

Closing Sale

Alana S. Glubo
Nikon N80
Closing Sale
I really liked the look of this window with all of it's writing on it.  I stood and waited for people to stop walking across and a taxi to drive by...needless to say, I was there for a few minutes.

Gated In

Alana S. Glubo
Nikon N80
Gated In
I really liked the contrast between the sharpness of the gate and the blur of the taxi driving by.  I was happy with the color contrast and overall feel.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Caliente

Linda Tse Correia
Nikon D70 Shutterspeed (1/400), f/4.5, 18 mm, cropped in PS
Caliente Cab
Shot through the sunroof of our car, I didn't pay much attention to this originally, but dusted it off for the theme.

Tuk Tuk

Julie Byun
Tuk Tuk
Bangkok, Thailand - I wanted to document my first ride in a tuk tuk.

Got a cab?

Linda Tse Correia
Nikon D70, (1/320), f/5, 44 mm
Taxi Transporter
Neither my favorite artistically nor photographically, but it just proves that a well prepared photographer always has a camera on hand. This was taken at the off ramp of Hwy. 35 to 36 in Hazlet, NJ. This carrier was in the lane next to us. Seemed particularly theme appropriate.

Dinner and a Cab

Linda Tse Correia
Nikon D70, (1/200), f/5.6, 70 mm
DSC_1325
Loved the lined up repetition of objects so I took the shot. I printed and hung it on my door for a month. As I was selecting and uploading the theme shots, I walked by and noticed the subtle, blurred taxi in the background.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Abramov

Meredith Letts
Canon T50
Abramov
I hopped in a cab and rode aross town to see if i could get some interesting shots form inside the taxi. This is the only one I liked.

Ginko Tree

Meredith Letts
Canon T50
Ginko Tree
I sat in my apt. window taking shots through the tree as taxis went by.  I was hoping it'd be a cool shot. This was one I liked. I really need a digital camera! LOL

Valley of the Taxi

Meredith Letts
Canon T50
Valley of the Taxi
I was at a street fair and they had the avenue blocked off and all of this traffic was pointing right at me. That's when I caught this cab.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Taxi Tops

Meredith Letts
Canon T50
Taxi Tops
This was from the fair too - -just the tops of the taxis though

Sunday, May 15, 2005

END Of MAY PHOTOS

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THANKS FOR VOTING!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

April Themes: CIRCLES

What does a circle mean to you? Our photographers took to the streets and shot CIRCLES that came to their eyes.

And the winner is...Nightlight by Alana Glubo

Voting was tabulated based on the highest number of Best Overall votes, combined with the other categories and comments.

Thank you for all your votes and comments.

To check out previous photos, check the archives.

April Theme Circle WINNER Nightlight

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Alana S. Glubo
Taken at Bryant Park, New York City
This photo was taken while walking home one night. i felt like the light mimicked the moon and loved the way that the branches seemed to engulf the night sky. i did not capture the exact angle or balance that i wanted, but i guess that's what i get for trying to take a photo while talking on the phone.

nightlight

2nd Place Serial Circle

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Linda Tse Correia
Blood, sweat and tears. This shot required more than all of the others. My favorite of all the photos I shot. To create the drop, we tried: Cheerios (too light), ball (made a huge spash and created waves, not a hole), penny (too -- something). Then Mike came up with the idea to drip water through a soy sauce dispenser, and it worked. I took over 200 shots and got only ONE circle in the milk. We set it up in the backyard on a board with red dropcloth. It would not have been the same shot with flash indoors. I'm surprised no one mentioned that it was cheating cuz I composited this in photoshop. The shot was MUCH less interesting on its own. It needed the companion pieces, even tho I put them out of order.


Serial Circles

3rd Place QWERTY

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Meredith Letts
I was wandering around Crate & Barrel waiting for a friend when I walked by this old typewriter used as a prop. I love the old keys and also the circular shadows they cast. When I looked at the typewriter for some reason the name of the keyboard layout "QWERTY" popped into my mind, which is why I named it that and focused on mainly those keys.

Also as a side note - don't ever take a picture inside Crate & Barrel - they don't like it at all and told me not to do it again.

QWERTY