monochrome monday

West 80th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues


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58 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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.

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

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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.

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

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

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. I feel monochromatic today. Love the photo..

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

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  15. the composition is sterling!! as is the light

    well done

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  16. 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...

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

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

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  19. 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...^-^

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

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

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

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

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  24. I think I would get lost in all those stairs.

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

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

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  27. 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!

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

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  29. 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!

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  30. Looks complicated, but a fantastic picture!

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  31. 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,

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

    Calico Contemplations

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

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  34. Like an Escher drawing. Great perspective.

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  35. I love the intricate pattern of the fire escapes.

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

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

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

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

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

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  41. Immediately makes me think of West Side Story.

    Excellent shot!!!!!!!!

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

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