Grand Central Terminal | New York City, USA

Grand Central Terminal in New York, Interior
Entrance to the Grand Central Terminal in New York when you enter by the escalators.

Grand Central Terminal was high on my must-visit list for New York City. As a traveller, train stations have always fascinated me. And this one has become so iconic, displayed in so many movies, that I had to see and capture it for myself.

As I walked around, I couldn’t help but wonder just how busy the station was. Can you believe that 50.000 tourists visit Grand Central Terminal every day – without even getting on a train?

When I entered the station, I immediately noticed some obvious compositions to capture it. The famous clock, the American flag, and the symmetry of the building. Many ways to play with it, and a paradise for any photographer.

But what caught my attention most was the escalator. Because when you took it downstairs, you had the sign of Grand Central Terminal framing the view. Now, this was a photo I had never seen before.

So up and down I went, using my widest lens at 14mm. Some attempts to get the shutter speed right so that all is sharp. Some attempts to get to know when exactly to push the trigger. And then some shots to get it just right without any people blocking the direct view into the iconic terminal.

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Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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