Friday, June 08, 2007

They don't make 'em the way they used to

Chandelier, fancy ceiling and window, Vanderbilt Hall (the former main waiting room), Grand Central Station, June 7, 2007. To see the ceiling's artistic detailing, as well as the window's fancy grillwork, in close-up, click on the photo.

Vanderbilt Hall is now used for exhibitions, crafts fairs, corporate presentations, and other similar temporary events. Sorry, folks, no simchas--the center aisle of this gorgeous room is the principal pedestrian thoroughfare leading from the main entrance to the main hall (with the famous clock), so one is never permitted to block it. (Eventually, maybe I'll figure out how to get a shot of that clock that isn't practically pitch black. I'm a very amateur photographer.)



Blogger Jack Steiner said...

I like the picture.

Fri Jun 08, 11:22:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thanks, Jack! I'm so glad that this particular picture came out pretty nice looking.

Eventually, I'll actually figure out how to use this camera. It doesn't help that our son lost the instruction manual.

When sending camera off to school

for use in science project, don't be a fool

and expect, when the camera's turned about,

it'll come home with as many pieces as you sent out :(

I have no clue how to adjust for lighting conditions. I never had much interest in photography until very recently (probably mostly because I'm too darned lazy to run around getting film developed), so I've never learned much about technique. Many of the shots I took last night came out way too dark. Helpful hints would be appreciated.

For the record, our camera (the family's first digital one) is a Sony Cyber-shot, 3x optical zoom, 5.1 megapixels.

Fri Jun 08, 01:44:00 PM 2007  

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