84th Street, Columbus Avenue, New York City
|"A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else" George Savile|
I have always wondered about how would we be able to cross the streets in New York City if there were no traffic lights. Even with traffic lights in action, New York City is like a constant battle between pedestrians and drivers. It's like a game of survival of the fittest.
Having said that, I am sure most of us have seen that occasional man or woman being in a such a hurry that they tend to ignore the blazing red light of danger and just duck their head and cross the streets. Is it worth it? If you ask me I would say no. You are only winning a few extra seconds on top of anyone else waiting but you are greatly increasing the risk of dying. I have seen most of those impatient people everywhere but particularly in New York City.
In life we need to have patience, even when crossing the street. Being patient will not only help you think but in some cases it can also save your life.
This picture was shot on 84th Street on Columbus and I thought it was the perfect scene to capture. Lonely woman waiting for lights to change while cars are driving past her. It is also showing us that there are many taxis and buses on the opposite direction, so if you miss one it's not going to be the end of the world.
This black and white photograph was captured on my iPhone using the Hipstamatic app. Some minor editing was done in PS CS4. Settings for Hipstamatic were BlacKeys B&W/Lucifer IV