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Riding The Rails: The Hudson Ones

I’ve been meaning to share this little group of films for a few months now but somehow it just got by me. Of course, the delay made this a little better at the end of the day and here is why. The origin of the clips comes from my couple of times a year journey upstate to see friends and to get up there I take the Hudson River line train and get to enjoy its wonderful visuals (depending on the day of course). The last time that I headed up there I decided to snag some clips on the trip back to the Big Apple. I had done a few moments of video between each train station stop for about three stops.

Now instead of loading up four separate videos and adding each of those in, I used Microsoft Movie Maker to tie them together for one hopefully enjoyable experience. I think the next time that I head up this way I will capture these visuals “on the way” there and do breaks between stations like this. The software allows me to easily tie them together so let’s see what happens when I attempt that. Stay tuned and until next time have a nice day.

Leaving NYC In An Underground Fashion (8/21/2013)

Okay so it was not too long ago that I shared some mass transit visuals with you all when I was heading out to an art opening in Long Island City. I called it a “A Few Minutes On The #7 Train” for lack of a better description and felt that there were a couple of other instances where I wanted to do the same thing. I head upstate to see friends a couple of times a year and the ride that brings me there along the Hudson River is nothing less than amazing. This clip however is from an entirely different vantage point and brings you along with me to the Underground as my train makes its way out of Grand Central station.

The last time that I went up there I remembered liking the visuals a lot more than I did for this particular visit so I am guessing I was on a different track. It feels as though you are traveling through a dark and eerie city when you are heading out so I pushed my little Sony Cybershot to the very dirty glass and pressed “record”. Mind you some of it is darkness and some of it a little cloudier than I would have liked as the little camera struggled to focus in the dark. Like I said this was just to share the time and also to continue to experiment in this fashion. I think it might have come out better had I used the Lumix since that is a tad more powerful. In any case you have this for the time being and might want to try it yourself. One of my future goals is to get a video when I go over the Manhattan Bridge. If I capture it you can count on my sharing it here. I do them because we have such a worldwide visitor base that its fun to have them along with me and spark their own interests for when they visit.

Official Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Subway