I like the last one, looks solid. A bit like I'd like the dashboard of my car to look like, brushed aluminium. This will be too heavy.
Thanks HW. Not only are they heavy but loud. When I lived in NYC you would hear the garbage being picked up by the sanitation crews early,early in the a.m. and the lids crashing down.One after another...(hell on a hangover...). I don't think they are used much anymore.
This is so cool! I am thrilled to see you post in here,Kimby. And that's a beaut! One of the things I'm most looking forward to on my upcoming trip to NYC is scoping out the man hole covers and shooting!! It can get dangerous though,all that looking down,and people really look at you funny when they see what you're photographing.Obviously,doesn't stop me.
I really like the Con Ed one too. It's funny what you say though about the light,water...I somehow find that the ones with the water are easier to photograph. There's several I took in NYC that I'm very disappointed in because the light was way too bright. Here's a couple more,these are all NYC,downtown,and around Chinatown.
I was nearly in a fight over this photo when Mr. Algerian Testosterone Sewer Worker said that it was illegal and that I must delete it in front of him. I stood my ground and received backup from a passerby. It is sometimes ridiculous the unimportant things for which I risk my wellbeing.
Wow,that last one is incredible!! Where are these Imec???
I read recently that a couple out West somewhere did a book on photos of manhole covers,it's out of print. I think we, on the Port, may have a comparable if not better collection of,and,from all over...