This Featured Photo is a bit different. One you have seen here before, the other you have not. Here are two scenes of Times Square at Night taken from almost the same spot, but taken 50 years apart. The first scene was taken in the late autumn of 1958….the second in July of 2008.
What a difference! In the first photograph I was standing a bit to the left on the intersection of 42nd Street and Broadway in Times Square. In 2008 I was more in the center of the intersection.
Of course they were taken with two different cameras: the first with a twin lens reflex and the second with digital camera with a wide angle lens.
And for those people who like like to see the scene in color, I have added the 2008 version in color too.
While I was not quite in the identical spot…but maybe was maybe a foot or two away from the first one taken 50 years ago they are almost identical in location. The prices for for individual photographs.
This week’s photos of the week you may have seen before on my website.. The first one was taken in Times Square in 1959 and the second was taken two years ago along the beach at Destin Fl.
Both received Merit Awards in the 2011 February Black & White Magazines Single Image Contest Awards. The interesting thing about the Times Square photograph is that it is one of 5 (originally I thought I had only taken 2) that I took that evening way back when. I Have used a different photograph of that scene without a bus up until a couple years ago when I discovered this other photograph trying to organize all my old negatives…and there it was. I like it much better that the scene without the bus.
It was not a time exposure, but just a slow shutter speed with the f/stop cranked wide open. It was taken with an Yashica mat camera.
The second photograph is one of a Great Blue Heron which was strutting around a small sunken sailboat on the beach at Destin. I had several different shots of the bird and this one I cropped only the portion of the heron for the photograph and not the boat behind it. A color version of this photograph appears on my “Color Gallery.” It was a cloudy day and the detail came out very well.
These images were two of 3,395 submitted for the international competition. The publication will be on newsstands in early December.
It is amazing what you find going through your old files. I came across this scene, which was taken in 1958 in Times Square, going through some old negatives. I actually like this one better than the one I have shown in my exhibits, which was taken at the same time. The bus adds a decided emphasis to the night scene.