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Chambers Street Subway VII by marcialbollinger Chambers Street Subway VII by marcialbollinger
New York Subway Station "Chambers Street" (J- and N-Trains)

I found that station while traveling from downtown to chinatown. I didn't had time to take a picture that day, but I definitely had to come back. Therefore I visited that station again in the morning before we flew back to switzerland.
And it was great! That place is just magical with all the lights, the decay and the abandoned platforms. I made several bracketing sequences and I tried to capture all the creepy stuff down there.
I had a really good feeling about the pictures, but in my opinion, it's always difficult to predict, whether the HDRs are going to look good or not.
But hey, here we go now! I'm really happy about how the pictures turned out! ;)

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Redcap909 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Wait, this is a photograph? It looks like a painting.
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capt-sub Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I know this station well - Chambers St on the BMT Nassau St Line - one of the most dilapidated stations in the entire NYC subway system. Hats off to you for making it even sh-ttier looking than it actually is.
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BearGryllss Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Great place, awesome HDR photo!
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Photographer
Thanks a lot! Great place indeed :D
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D-BH Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
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MasterGTO250 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Artist
ah yes this IS so facsinating
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Photographer
Thank you :D
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MasterGTO250 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Artist
yes everything looks so detailed
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Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What an eerie spot that blue light makes in the general decay and copper tones elsewhere. The ragged openings under the floor beside the tracks are especially disturbing, like one could use them to crawl into an unknown world below the city we know.
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Photographer
Absolutely, you have never been down there? :P

No, I'm just joking, but the place is so creepy, I'm almost certain there are a lot of places down there only a few know about...
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Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe.

You're right, I'm sure of it. There was a program on the History Channel about the underground of well known cities. Between natural openings, mechanical access points and abandoned infrastructure...wow...
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!


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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Photographer
Thanks a lot! Very much appreaciated! :D
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L-istics Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured here [link]
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Photographer
Thanks a lot :hug:
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Get rid of the lights and it could be a scene from Hellgate:NY

Thank goodness you did not take a picture of the rats there, they have no qualms about suing people who take their pictures without a payment.

Looks great.
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Photographer
Luckily I didn't meet any rats there! ;)
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Was at Clark st and there was a rat on the platform.
It was too busy with its own affairs to mess with me.

I am more concerned with running into a crazy than rats.
One time a crazy walked up to me and stared me in the face.
Did not say anything and I did not like that.
I ended up jumping on the next train whatever direction it was going.

Sometimes riding the NYC subway is like an adventure, was on a train and someone thought they saw a person with a gun. Thank goodness I stayed in my seat while other folks were rushing to the closed subway doors.

Most of the time riding the train just works, you get on and go where you need to go.
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Wil-028 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Great surrealistic effect!
Like it very much
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :)
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rneville Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
wow
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Photographer
:D
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SpencerCameron Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is great it almost looks like a video game.
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Photographer
Indeed :D Thanks!
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SpencerCameron Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
:) really nice work

. . . I don't know why, but the first thought I had when I saw this was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles :)
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Photographer
always nice to know, that my work brought back some memories to the viewer :dance:

Thanks :D
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
:) my pleasure
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Kha0t1km1nD Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Malade ! Vraiment fort !!
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Photographer
Merci :)
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WERAQS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
extraordinary work, can you please give the number of unique colors if you have irfanview?
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Photographer
Thank you!

I don't have IrfanView yet, but I'll give it a try and tell you, after I've installed it. :)
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WERAQS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome, I really liked it, I'm considering of buying 5D Mark II but, waiting new models of Canon EOS series now.
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Photographer
So, I got it: 515073 unique colours. :)

If I were you, I'd go for the 5D Mark II. The price is already quite low (compared to the 1D) and the quality of the camera (hd-movies, noise-level, image quality and so on) is great in my opinion. I don't expect too much of a follow-up model to the 5D Mark II, because there is nothing to advance (again just my opinion).

But I'm curious now, do you have any informations about a follow-up model to the 5D Mark II?
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WERAQS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no, just waiting for a new model, it'd be sth like 7D Mark II (for video, because 5D Mark II's sensor overheating due to high-quality HD video recording), 1Ds Mark IV and/or 1D Mark V (with Digic V processor).. I'm waiting for a new model because Canon releases new high-end SLRs in late-august or mid september.

for the number of colors, its great!
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   Photographer
okay, sounds good :) good luck with your camera then!
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WERAQS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :) have a nice day!
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violante1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
wow ...really really good!
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marcialbollinger Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Photographer
Thank you! :D
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