Portrait of a NY Street Corner: Rows and Rows - All Different and All the Same

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Marilyn Whiteley on January 9, 2009

Are you trying to overdose me with geometry and color on this upload, Hank? It's a wonderful group and this is an amazing shot!


Mario Escherle, der … on January 10, 2009

Hallo Hank, please go on with this! I like this geometrical style with the Windows the nice colour and especially the stairs!!!

We do'nt have this in Germany. All our stairs are inside the buildings, even the fireescape!

My Contest

Greetings from Germany,



®mene on January 10, 2009

after that much geometry ... is that ok for a break ?

:) michael

Hank Waxman on January 10, 2009

Good morning, and thank you all for joining me at this shot.

Yes Marilyn, as a matter of fact, I smiled when I posted a couple of these thinking of you and your love of geometric forms. I like them too, and this series is really rich in them.

I don't know if it's a unique feature of our architecture, Mario, but it certainly is an interesting one. How do you safely separate the indoor fire escapes from the danger of fire in Germany?

You captured the same angle in your picture mene, and you really weren't that far away. I did a similar walk around a couple of years ago in the Flatiron/Madison Square Park area ,and I think you handled it well.

Thanks for your comments Don. I'm so jealous of your winter series in Yosemite I had to add a couple of eastern monoliths to our collective inventory.

Best personal wishes ,and thanks again.


Hank Waxman on January 11, 2009

That's an interesting question Juan. The famous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which was the worst workplace disaster in New York City's history until 9/11 took place a little more than 1/2 mile north of here.

That fire occurred in 1911 and resulted in massive safety code changes in the City. This building is older than 100 years so a retrofit, as a result of the Triangle Fire would be an expected result.

So now we've exhausted all the logic, maybe we can hear from someone who knows.

Best regards,


A.Lebacq on January 12, 2009

Great and interesting shots you have now Hank ,i like this one ,wonderful contrast and composition ,nicely done.

Greetings Arthur

Hank Waxman on January 12, 2009

I'm glad you like this shot, and this series Arthur. I feel I was very lucky in picking this particularly photogenic street corner for my business meeting.



Tom Lussier Photogra… on January 14, 2009

Great composition Hank. I really like these new "detail" shots. And the colors in this are excellent. Nice work.

Best regards,


Hank Waxman on January 14, 2009

Greetings Tom, thanks for stopping by, and giving me such positive feedback. I'm so enjoying the balance between the close-in building shots on the top half of the page, balanced by the 8 Blue Ridge Parkway on the bottom of the page that I come back myself just to enjoy the different ways light plays on the scenes.

Thanks again,


bogdanm101 on January 15, 2009

is this facade somehow cast of iron?

Hank Waxman on January 15, 2009

The red color is clearly brick, bogdanm101, The greet is either painted steel/cast iron or cement. I'll ask around and ;et you know if I learn something for sure.

Best regards,


ai savery on January 17, 2009

Into my favorites with this one, Hank***! Fabulous new series of yours. Best, alicia

sexyflor on January 17, 2009


bogdanm101 on January 18, 2009

Thx for your nice clarifications.

Tony Reid on January 18, 2009

A great series of shots, Hank.

I once knew a girl who had an apartment on Lafayette Street, near Spring St. That was a long time a go! =)

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

Hank Waxman on January 18, 2009

Greetings and thanks for your compliments, all. I appreciate them greatly.

Thanks for the singular honor Alicia, of being counted among your favorites, and Tony, you must have zoomed in on the map because this is her neighborhood.

I can see the nostalgic smile on your face.



funtor on January 19, 2009

That's really fantastic in composition and colours.Also i think this building is very photogenic.Well done Hank!Greetings from Germany,Thomas

Hank Waxman on January 19, 2009

Greetings Thomas. The early morning sun gave me great lighting, and some inspired architect gave me the building. In short, I was lucky again.

Best regards from New Jersey, USA.


George Sled on January 19, 2009

I really like this shot for the colour and form, Hank,(even without a tag!)

Hank Waxman on January 19, 2009

Good morning, George. I'm glad you like this one. No tag for "window frames." :-)


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 9, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Hank Waxman
    • Taken on 2008/06/10 06:56:19
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 112.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash