Shot of a yellow taxi in Times Square NY. I tried a few panning shots of taxies and this is my favourite. The yellow cabs are such a symbol on New York and I like the blurred colours of the advertising behind.
Tech: Scan from a Fuji Superia 200 print. Dust removal, levels and sharpen plus a small crop.
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markoci (3927) 2004-12-16 5:35
this is a great te shot! nice colors, good sharpness on the cab, very new yorky. tfs.
Belumpi (306) 2004-12-16 7:08
yeah..this definitly breathes New York! Funny the name on the cab is not :).
joseelias (0) 2004-12-17 8:50
Huge yellow cabs, Mc Donald ads, colors and photos everywhere... No it's not Bangladesh! :-)
Good panning, keeping the car in focus and all the rest blured. The vibrant colors are trully captivating. About the composition I would have liked to see more space to the right to increase the feeling of movement of the cab. But it's a nice image!
manny (21833) 2004-12-18 11:31
You did successfully here. I like the overall colors and of course the motion blur. Panning has always been a dream shot for. I tried it myself and i want to do it again.
IMO, the light at the bottom part are abit distracting so I would crop it off....JMHO.
hankprijs (597) 2005-01-15 7:12
This is all New York! Advertisement, colours, speed, yellow cab and McDonald. Good picture
danielswalsh (13593) 2005-01-16 20:48
Great shot Graham!
I love the lights and hustle and bustle of Times Square blurred in this panning shot. Very well imagined & captured.
sayzey (2358) 2005-07-19 13:37
I wondered for a long time how shots like this were created wher the moving thing i.e. a car or a bike seemed still and the background seemed to be moving. Did you just move your camera at the same pace as the car to achieve?
Lots of beautiful colours and the evidence of speed is great!
- Copyright: Graham Barnes (GrahamB) (939)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon F55
- Exposure: 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Taxis of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-16 4:48