A trip to the Grand Central Market in Pictures

There are perks to not having Alan around, and one of them is being able to go about taking a slight detour on the way home to do some of the things I like.  So I grabbed my camera as planned and I found myself at Grand Central Station in Manhattan, perched myself on the stairwell leading to Charlie Palmer’s METRAZUR restaurant and clicked away.

I was experimenting with the continuous shots function of my camera, the night scene light adjustment option, and taking shots with and without a flash.

The pictures you see below were culled from a selection of around 3 dozen shots.  As you can see, I discarded 3 for every shot I chose to keep.  Due to the absence of flash, some of the pictures tended to absorb too much light and tracked movement showing blurry lines and images.  The camera also tended to focus on one point in the picture which may have remained clear, but blurred everything else that moved around it.  To “repair” or highlight this effect, I doctored the first picture to show it in black and white which I think improved it’s visual quality.

I’m no professional photographer.  I’m just another New Yorker having fun with my digital camera on a regular day in the big apple.  Like most people, I was a little shy in taking some of the shots I took.  There were times when I moved the camera away from the object I was focusing on too early leading to less than desirable pictures.  Still, I’m pretty happy with my first photo essay on Grand Central Station.

It’s another beautiful day in New York and I’m actually stepping out for lunch to try and catch a glimpse of my favorite edifice on Fifth Avenue — the New York Public Library.  Literally a hop, skip and a jump away from where I am right now, I’m heading out in a while to try and capture glorious New York while having lunch at one of the first places that I “oooohhhed” and “ahhhhed” over when I first explored Manhattan back in 2000.

People moving in a blur through Grand Central Station in New York

There are perks to not having Alan around, and one of them is being able to go about taking a slight detour on the way home to do some of the things I like.  So I grabbed my camera as planned and I found myself at Grand Central Station in Manhattan, perched myself on the stairwell leading to Charlie Palmer’s METRAZUR restaurant and clicked away.

I was experimenting with the continuous shots function of my camera, the night scene light adjustment option, and taking shots with and without a flash.

The pictures you see below were culled from a selection of around 3 dozen shots.  As you can see, I discarded 3 for every shot I chose to keep.  Due to the absence of flash, some of the pictures tended to absorb too much light and tracked movement showing blurry lines and images.  The camera also tended to focus on one point in the picture which may have remained clear, but blurred everything else that moved around it.  To “repair” or highlight this effect, I doctored the first picture to show it in black and white which I think improved it’s visual quality.

I’m no professional photographer.  I’m just another New Yorker having fun with my digital camera on a regular day in the big apple.  Like most people, I was a little shy in taking some of the shots I took.  There were times when I moved the camera away from the object I was focusing on too early leading to less than desirable pictures.  Still, I’m pretty happy with my first photo essay on Grand Central Station.

It’s another beautiful day in New York and I’m actually stepping out for lunch to try and catch a glimpse of my favorite edifice on Fifth Avenue — the New York Public Library.  Literally a hop, skip and a jump away from where I am right now, I’m heading out in a while to try and capture glorious New York while having lunch at one of the first places that I “oooohhhed” and “ahhhhed” over when I first explored Manhattan back in 2000.

People moving in a blur through Grand Central Station in New York

The Grand Central clock in the middle of it all — a favorite landmark that serves as a meeting place for people trying to find each other in the hustle and bustle of the daily commute

 

The interior main entrance to the GRAND CENTRAL MARKET

Decisions!  Decisions!  Murray’s Cheese — your best bet for any cheese you might need to cook, to serve as an appetizer or for hours d’ouvres, dessert (as the French do), or as a cooking ingredient

 

Turo-turo New York Style at WILD EDIBLES — my personal favorite: Sesame Seared Tuna with Asian Citrus Dipping Sauce.  (Picked up one for my dinner and a serving of Tuna Pasta Salad for Mom)  At $9.99 a serving, it’s a little pricey but filling unless you’re hungry as a horse.  Even shared it with Mom so she could try it.  Makes the sashimi more palatable for those who have an aversion to eating raw tuna because the sides of the Tuna are cooked and crusted with sesame seeds.  Truly yummy!

Turo-turo for a party — you can pick up the appetizer and main course here — salads to dips to actual servings of chicken, beef or salmon (as shown on the lower right hand corner) to serve your guests.  Very expensive but works well if you don’t have the time to cook and would like to impress!

 

A breathtaking work of art atop the exit to Lexington Avenue — an upside down tree adorned with crystals hanging above the entryway.  (I would love to take a second picture with the sunlight streaming into the Market from the windows you can see behind the tree.)

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  1. Hey! I am a Filipina but grew up in Manila Phil. And I am now living and get married to an AMERICAN from St.Louis ILLINOIS. Now where living there. I have my own blog too (website) just like yours. And my comment to your blog (website) Is awsome (cool) I like your photo’s. And the way you write your personalize articles about your photo’s. I just like it. I think it’s great and so ilaburated…I just thought maybe you could speak also tagalog even thou you are in NEW YORK for so long maybe???Am I right???? Okay write to you soon againnn………………

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