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Some readers must notice that I, newbie New Yorker, still have a T subway car in my banner. Oh yes, we're all over fixing that here at Subway Knitter.

I thought that I might show you some of my attempts to photograph a new banner for myself. Feel free to giggle. I certainly did.

It came to my attention late in my Boston days that the MBTA requires one to have a photography permit when taking pictures inside MBTA property. The MTA doesn't require this in most instances, so I feel at liberty to take photographs wherever I see fit. Part of my challenge is finding an uncrowded platform that's wide enough to stand back from the trains. I hear that City Hall is a good location for that. Here are some shots from Bowling Green.


Yeah, see what I mean about the uncrowded platform?


Holy flash, Batman!


I don't think that I want that woman's backside on top of my blog for all eternity.


Whoops, train's done!

So, the photoshoot continues!


i think it's ok to have the T on your banner even if you aren't here anymore.

it's not like it has MBTA written all over it.

I agree with Maryse. You might also consider that one of the distinguishing factors of the NY subway *is* its crowd in motion. Might make an interesting shot...

I doubt that most people would even know the difference between the trains in the two cities, but I can certainly understand wanting to change it.

I'm sure you'll get there eventually!

I agree, that's a "generic" subway shot. You could always Photoshop an MTA in motion blur on the train. :) The only thing that sets it apart as Boston versus NYC is by how bright and clean it looks.
And that's good to know about shooting pics in the MBTA stations, I just aim and click with abandon. Time to be careful.

Really? There's a difference? I wouldn't know.

Funny. Good choice to skip the lady's fanny shot. But those of us in the hinterlands don't know one flavor of subway train from another.

You don't strictly need a permit in NYC but some cops are jerky and may give you a hard time so just don't whip out your camera in front of them. Also New Yorkers are weird about photos so try not to catch anymore backsides ;)

Just out of curiosity, do you know if either city has any ghost stations like the London Underground does?

You could take some really interesting shots of elevated tracks looking up. I know they've got those tracks in Queens...I'm a vetran of the J train (slowest train ever).

Sounds like plenty of work getting a new shot, I think that sil has an interesting idea, but since you'll be moving away from elevated lines it might not be appropriate. Okaaaay, I'm waffling now - bye!

You sure about the no permit thing? There was a hubbub a few years back about taking pix in the subway being a security threat.

I'm a small town girl, how do you catch a picture of a subway train in full flight? I rode one while visiting Washington, DC and those suckers travel.

I'm a small town girl, how do you catch a picture of a subway train in full flight? I rode one while visiting Washington, DC and those suckers travel.

You could try an overhead shot of a train. 168th Street/1 train shooting down from the walkway would be an ideal location. Normally I would suggest Lex Ave lines at Union Sq...but not now...Thanks ConEd!

The trouble with public photography in very crowded places is forgetting to watch where you're going and only seeing through the viewfinder. That way lie stomped toes.
Do as they say and, "watch the closing doors."


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