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Old Aug 5, 2010, 8:35 AM   #1
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Default Johnny D's Diner in Newburgh

While having dinner at Johnny D’s in Newburgh, my wife and I were reminded of Teddy’s Restaurant in Oshawa, Canada where Bynx took us to a few weeks ago. Like Teddy’s, food was great, price was right, and service was friendly at Johnny D’s. The only thing missing was the coconut cake. My son would have loved that as we actually bought one at Teddy’s at his insistence and took it back to NY even though we were warned that once outside the fridge the cream topping would melt in twenty minutes.

We thought the night sky at Johnny D's looked great so we took some photos.

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I love the old style diners. In Herkimer, NY, where we go camping, there is a classic railway car diner. Not so much neon as Johnny D's but still a throwback to another era. I like both images but in the first one, the blue (?) of the building seems to blend into the color of the sky. Also, without the cars in front it really could be a shot from the 40's or 50's.

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i like the first one, a little more imposing.

for me in the 2nd shot the modern cars kind of ruin the effect a bit, especially the tail end of the SUV in the right had side of the frame
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Old Aug 5, 2010, 9:19 PM   #4
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Thanks, bluenose and Hards80.

I checked to see if my pp made the diner's blue match the sky -- below is the middle of three exposures. It looks like they do match. I remember being excited when I saw the result on my camera's LCD screen because of the deep colors especially the blue.

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To be honest I didn't see the SUV on my LCD viewfinder when I took the shot. I was propping my camera on a lamppost pedestal. If I had seen it I might have moved to the next lamppost. At least it can be cropped.

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I really like the first shot there. Post card.
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+1. You've got kind of a filmic mood in these photos.
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Thanks, Paul and Ordo. There's a classic diner (railway-car looking stainless steel structure) on the corner of 9th and 33rd here in Manhattan near where I used to work. Someday I'll take a picture of it. (Shoturtle might know some more...)
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Hi Vvcarpio,
Reeeeeeley like the first one and the edit you made of it. The colours against the super moody sky and the shapes are fantastic.
The second one i like as well but the first has so much impact.
Look forward to seeing the classic Diner some time. I bet you could do some fab pics of one of those Airstream trailers you have over there.
Cheers Matey.
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Thanks, condorman. I guess we were just lucky with this shot. We finished our dinner at the perfect time on the perfect day to shoot this photo.

As for the "Airstream"-style diner (I can't remember how it actually looked outside, but inside it was a long diner just like you're inside a trailer), I just checked google maps' street-level image and it showed the restaurant fenced in. (NW corner of 33rd and 9th.) I don't know if it's being renovated or demolished. I will swing by one of these days to check as it's right across from B&H Photo Video store.
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You don't old diners like this anymore especially in California. Thanks for bringing back the memory!
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