View of the Drew | Andrew Halpern Photography

Blast from the past

1/13s . f/4.5 . ISO 3200 . 30 mm

To advertise their TV show Boardwalk Empire (which takes place in Prohibition-era Atlantic City), HBO ran these subway trains from the 1920s every weekend in September on the 2/3 line.  Pretty nifty promotional stunt if you ask me.

This car says it was in service from 1924 to 1969. That’s a pretty long life for a subway car, which is why my father said…hey I remember that train. This particular one is known as a Lo-V

Shooting was a bit difficult in such a low light environment. Lucky for me I was able to jack-up the ISO settings in order to get a quick enough shutter speed for these shots. Pay attention to the noise reduction settings in Lightroom so you can minimize the effect of too much noise in your shots.  It’s ok to live a bit of it in, it looks better than too smeary.

1/30s . f/5.6 . ISO 6400 . 55 mm

1/30s . f/3.5 . ISO 800 . 18 mm

1/30s . f/3.5 . ISO 2000 . 18 mm

1/30s . f/3.5 . ISO 400 . 18 mm

1/40s . f/3.5 . ISO 2500 . 18 mm

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