Glyphs of Time :: a blog by jarvis grant

July 24, 2010

New York City: Above & Below

Filed under: Gallery,Observations,Photography — Jarvo @ 3:32 pm

Last month I went to visit my Mom and my daughter, Maya in Mt. Vernon, NY. Mt. Vernon is the little town were I grew up. despite the sound of its name, it’s right next to New York City. When I was a kid, I could walk to the #5 IRT train. I had a chance to hang out with my buddies Roger and Stan in the Village Saturday night. Then on Thursday night,  Stan and I went to check out Herbie Hancock at Carnegie Hall for Herbie’s 70th birthday celebration.

The day before I left NY to come back to DC, I went to an event sponsored by NAPP, Photoshop CS5 Summit. It was pretty cool, but no Photoshop World!  At any rate, when walking back to Penn Station I saw the scene of the monks and the NYC citizen on a bench waiting for a bus. Man there was so much color I could just pass it by. With all the foot traffic I was surprised to get such a clean shot.


This other shot was on the way back to DC from the New Rochelle Amtrak station. The train makes a brief stop in NYC at Penn Station. This shot was made right before the train picked up its NY passengers



  1. I love the monk shot–the color, the lady sharing the bench, and the cell phone pressed up against one of the monk’s ears. And the streams of light gently flooding the station–if I were a religious woman I’d claim something otherworldly was happening there. And Herbie Hancock–Celebrating his 70th at Carnegie Hall. What an awesome weekend!

    Comment by AE — July 25, 2010 @ 10:06 am

  2. Thanks. I saw this out of the corner of my eye, and thought, “Wow! Whata shot!” Then something said ;”Why are you still walking? get back there and get that image!” And so I did.

    Comment by Jarvo — July 25, 2010 @ 10:26 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment