Friday, April 07, 2006

NYC Subway and Path Tokens

What I find hardest about photographing something like Subway tokens is keeping them from looking like they are for sale on eBay®.

The test?

"Would you ever bid on those based on this photo?"

"God, no."

Pass!

12 comments:

  1. What I find hardest about photographing subway tokens is that we don't have any subways anywhere near here so I don't have any. Damned tricky, you know.

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  2. Well hey, eBay or not... its a great pic!

    Love the arrowed coin. Why do thay have holes in them?

    Smooch,
    The Tart
    ; )

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  3. Hilarious caption! And a good point, too. I like the way you photographed these. Great angle and lighting.

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  4. wodawn: Get diggin.

    Tart: Native New Yorkers used the hole to string them into long necklaces which they used to trade for beaver pelts, venison, and trips to Battery Park.

    caryn: "It's ALL about the caption." - Linus Pauling

    Mr Fab: Ok. You found me out. Bidding Starts at 1.99 or Buy It Now® for 9.99. Shipping and handling to be determined. I accept Pay Pal, Credit Cards, Faint Praise, Loose Change... Oh wait, that's in my profile already.

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  5. Gee, has NYC found a way to tax folks in Maine? :)

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  6. i guessed u collect coins and tokens... no?
    hehehehehhe

    nice subject...

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  7. Trade you my Metrocard for these Kirlin

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  8. I think you're fortunate that you get tokens and not the hard plastic or paper cards of so many other subway systems. It's pretty cool! :-)

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  9. Those are great. I think I would bid on them. :-)

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  10. I love these. How much are you selling them for? Kidding. :-)

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