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Visions of Grand Central

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This photo of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, the subject of my featured gallery for March, was taken in November 2007 near the end of the morning rush.

Okay, I know I have 13 separate treatments, or versions, of the photo displayed in the slide show above and on this page. So you may be asking which is the photo I shot that November morning.

My answer would be: I shot ALL of the photos that morning. The base photograph — travelers rushing through the Main Concourse as the morning sun streams through large windows on the east side of the building — is always the same. …