So I can finally say the 2nd Era Of Daniel The Cool Photography Productions Has Come to an end which lasted from January 2011 To December 2014. The 2nd Era consisted from really getting used to owning a DSLR from Freshman Days Into Finishing High School and trying to get into photography school (Which hasn’t happened yet). But yeah one of my favorite highlights from the 2nd Era was when I took this night photo of the Manhattan Bridge earlier this fall
One of things I’ve actually enjoyed doing was checking out the No Pants Subway Ride For the first time in 2012 and becoming car leader for it in 2013 and 2014.
2011 was actually the year that made me realized that I wanted to do photography and wanted to get serious into it. I never thought photography would become a passion and always thought I would stick to mostly taking subway pictures but that all changed when I did some city exploring sometime in August 2011. I ended up going to parks (Mainly Central Park) alot more, I took some bus pictures of the M60 and M116 Routes when those routes used a good amount of RTS Buses. Then after being suggested by others many times, I’ve decided to create the Facebook Page (Formerly known as the Daniel Smith Photography Productions) and I started doing work on that page as much as possible)
For my 18th Birthday in 2013, I actually took my first late night train adventure on the (D) which ran local the whole route due to weekend construction
Westinghouse R68 (D) Train Interior
At the same my actual first real website was finally released and created and it has gotten alot of traffic/views which is really impressive. I started to focus alot more on photography at that point up to this day. In June 2014, I finally graduated High School and was able to have time to do more city adventuring and had time to plan for the 3rd Era. Then in November 2014 a huge surprised happened to me which was the Facebook Page Reaching over 1,000 likes which I didn’t expect to happen so soon. And to end it, I finally was able to get my First Full Frame DSLR The Nikon D610. With that said, Good Riddance 2nd Era and on January 1st 2015, We’re going to say hello to the 3rd Era. Wishes Everyone A Happy New Year
Daniel The Cool On The Westinghouse R68 (D) Train
Yep so here’s a memory that happened when I was 6-9 years old which I relived today, The last stop for D Trains from Norwood-205th Street was 34th Street Herald Square. As an alternative to Coney Island Brooklyn take the F, N and Q Lines. I remember when they did this as part of the Manhattan Bridge rehab from July 2001 To February 2004 as a full shutdown, the W Train was the West End via Broadway (Which West End was originally the B Train via 6th Avenue) and the D Train Line before the shutdown in 2001 was the Brighton Line. I remember the first day when the Manhattan Bridge changes occurred on the (B) And (D) Lines with both lines having its southern terminal as 34th Street in 2001, the (B) Train no longer ran on weekends (Still present to this day), I rode the (D) Train ending at 34th Street on its first day with my dad when I was 6 years old, rode the new Broadway (Q) Train and the brand new Train. Was fun times. I remember the (D) Train had that Southern terminal rollsign with it saying 34th Street-Herald Square. And yes the (D) Did used Westinghouse R68 Subway Cars as well as today in the present.
Taken on 9/27/2014
I also remember the ORIGINAL Grand Street Shuttle Train which ran between Broadway Lafayette Street and Grand Street only before extending it to West 4th Street in December 2001. The Grand Street Shuttle used R46 Subway Cars (4 Car Sets). But today it ended up using the R68 Subway Cars From The D Train which wasn’t surprising. I was able to photograph these reliving the times I’ve had when I was a little boy. It was fun reliving these stuff again
Taken on 9/27/2014
Well Thanks for reading viewers
Yep so I’ve decided to photographed the Manhattan Bridge Tonight which went good.
Here’s the full story on how “Daniel Smith Photography Productions” started so sit back and relax
It all started in 2002 (7 Years Old) when my interest of the NYC Subway was still growing, I started to visit those NYC Subway fan page websites such as ttmg.org and nycsubway.org which contained a lot of subway photos as well as looking at the old SubwaySpot.com and nycrail.com (Which has vintage 1990s photos). It got me into doing Joy Train riding which was fun and exciting for me and every year, I would try to explore and learn new stuff. But I felt like something was missing when I did those trains but WHAT? I needed to record these adventures with pictures and to do pictures I needed a CAMERA. When the new R160s (New Technology Subway Cars) were being delivered, It gave me the opportunity to photography trains including the old subway cars that were going bye bye for good. And from that point on that change the shape of me. It wasn’t until late 2008 I got my real non cheap digital camrera “Insignia” and then in early in 2009, the Nikon L18. When I got the Nikon L18 that changed a whole lot out of me. I grew a larger appreciation of photographing trains (Especially 2009-2010) and I learned more about improving photos and stuff. Around mid 2010, after I’ve gotten my first DSLR, I started doing photographs of nature and parks and sometimes beaches and people. The nature walks (Which I still do today) is good and relaxing for photos including Central Park. Today in the Present, I’m still learning ALOT more photography (There’s no such thing as never learning), And I’m trying to get into photography when I finish High School. Photography is something I will NEVER Leave.