Newsletter Issue 7 (Hudson Valley; NYC in Fog)

Introduction

About Michael

Hudson Valley Autumn Peak

Metro North’s Hudson Line (extending from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie) is as scenic as it gets!
A north-bound Metro North train as seen from the walking path of the Bear Mountain Bridge.
A city-bound Metro North train passing through Manitou Station. This is probably one of my favorite train compositions I’ve ever come across. That’s the Bear Mountain Bridge in the distance!
The view is great from up here. Must be epic from the river, too!
The Bear Mountain Bridge with Anthony’s Nose in the backdrop.
Family minus Max
Shayna Maydele rests up for a stroll across the Bear Mountain Bridge
Due to an unauthorized person on the tracks, all Metro North trains are delayed until further notice.

NYC in Fog

This image was featured by NYC’s official destination marketing hub NYC & Company on their Instagram!
Loving those moody mornings!
Playing around with some isolated color editing. What do you think?
My two modes of travel into the city from BK. In front, you’ll see the Manhattan Bridge, which connects me to Manhattan via the B/Q. In the background, you’ll see the Williamsburg Bridge, which connected me to Manhattan via the J/M when I used to live in Bushwick.
Happened to see this comp while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. Completely unplanned!

Some More Brooklyn Exploration

Here’s a shot by the Binnen Bridge near Prospect Park’s iconic boathouse. Even during the day, this area seems to be fairly secluded, and definitely feels like an Adirondack-style getaway in the middle of NYC!
The Franklin Avenue shuttle as seen from a footbridge on Carroll Street, east of Prospect Park. As I was taking pictures, a local resident walked by and told me that the concrete bridge I was standing on was a wooden bridge 75 years ago. Pretty cool! (I’ve been playing around with the ‘masking’ tool in Adobe Photoshop, which allows you to blend two similar images together. In reality, the above photo is two separate images taken in the exact same spot, a few minutes apart. The trains did not in fact pass one other at the same time. Can you tell this is photoshopped?)
Walking away towards the next newsletter. Thanks everyone for reading!

Michael is a photographer based in New York City, specializing in train, landscape, and city photography.