monochrome monday

West 80th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues


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58 comments:

Hilary said...

Very cool... though vertigo-inducing. ;)

steviewren said...

That is a very M.C. Escher-ish photo. It is hard to tell which is up and which is down.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Stevie is so right. this photo has that illusion type quality!

Kcalpesh said...

Good god! What's leading where? This picture made me wonder. I actually tried to figure where things start and where they end. Nice shot!

Robin said...

So very NY. I love it.

Grandma J said...

Not the place to be when lightning strikes. I'd probably get hysterical lol.

I get freaky around metal structures here in TX. Especially stuff like metal bleachers.

scrappysue said...

ooooooooooooooo i really like that daryl!

Dina ... UK said...

Super angle, making me dizzy...

magiceye said...

beautifully contrasted!

SandyCarlson said...

I love it, Daryl. The geometry of fire escapes is sublime.

Aileni said...

Brings to mind movies from the Forties... and since. My funny mind.
It is a good picture full of patterns.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Hello Daryl:

I think we've been meme neighbors before. This photo makes me dizzy just looking up at it. Such a great capture of a New York Scene!

Fireblossom said...

I dub this The Staircase Of Love, because it appears to be completely confusing and impossible.

I know I know, never show a photograph to a poet.

Margaret Gosden said...

Yes, very Escher-like! That, I would hang on my wall, if I had it.

judi said...

Oh! Up The Down Staircase!
Was that in black and white? ;)

Bengbeng said...

an interesting shot with angles here n there.... almost dont know where it begins n where it ends :)

John said...

On my last (my only) trip to NYC I couldn't stop shooting fire escapes. You do them different in the states, and they make great subjects. Flickr have a group for them!

Deb said...

I feel monochromatic today. Love the photo..

travelling, but not in love said...

Great shot...looking forward to NYC in the new year, yay!

Dianne said...

the composition is sterling!! as is the light

well done

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like this with all the lines!

Jacob said...

I like this a lot! Great lines, of course, and play of black and white...but the subject itself is so interesting - or the way you captured it is so interesting...almost looks like some kind of child's play set...

Mental P Mama said...

Fire escapes make me dizzy. But maybe it's just me;)

Marie Reed said...

Hooray for MM! Wowsers I'm a dizzy miss Lizzy!

arabesque said...

the stairs in b&w is a wonderful contrast...it certainly reminds me of new york and its alleys...
it looks dizzy but in a good way...^-^

RuneE said...

The patterns are there if only you look for them. You have.

Regina said...

Nice stairways!

Nina Xi said...

Thanks for your visit at my blog!
Your picture - so cool perspectiv! Looks great in b&w!

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful lines and angles! I agree with steviewren - I thought of Escher straight away. I love it!

Ellie said...

So rich! Reminds me of mikado game - challenge to sort the lines! Great image!

Clueless in Boston said...

The lines and shadows seem endless.

Della said...

I think I would get lost in all those stairs.

aims said...

With my knees it might be better to just jump...

Carver said...

That's an interesting shot. Looks like a series of ladders instead of steps.

big hair envy said...

The next time I come to NYC for a visit, will you take me to see this IRL?? We country gals don't see things like this too often. OK, EVER! SO cool!

Akelamalu said...

I wouldn't want to climb up or down that lot but it's a great shot Daryl. :)

MyMaracas said...

I love the way the shadows trick the eye in this one. I'd love to follow that stair and see where it goes. Great capture!

AKO said...

Great contrasts! Makes my head swirl..

Dirkjogt said...

Looks complicated, but a fantastic picture!

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Marvelous lines and shadows ... reminds me a bit of M C Escher too. I don't think I'd be very comfortable up there looking down.
Hugs and blessings,

Calico Crazy said...

Love the depth and complexity achieved with such a simple subject.

Calico Contemplations

Country Girl said...

A fire escape is always interesting and something I don't see often where I'm from. Very cool this one.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Too cool!

Ellen said...

Like an Escher drawing. Great perspective.

bobbie said...

I love the intricate pattern of the fire escapes.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Way Way Cool Daryl.
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Brit Gal Sarah said...

Perfect shot for B/W, love the different lines.

totomai said...

gorgeous patterns / repetition

Bubblewench said...

I love the linear look to this.. very sharp.

Linnea W said...

Boy, you'd think they'd come up with a less complicated design for an escape route!

Yolanda said...

I always love visting you. You have such interesting photos.

thorgun said...

That's a lot of geometry, nice in b&w. Glad we don't have that kind of stairs here.

Cloudia said...

real nice!

This Eclectic Life said...

I'd hope I never had to climb down that doggone thing! What a great shot. Well captured!

Snooty Primadona said...

Immediately makes me think of West Side Story.

Excellent shot!!!!!!!!

katney said...

Good choice for a monochrome.

Suz Broughton said...

I love this shot. perfectly framed

Mojo said...

I don't have a problem telling up from down, I just love all the lines and angles and shadows.