Ok its really Times Square..
In the middle of the day and packed wall to wall with dazzled and bemused tourists. people dressed up as characters from films the naked cowboy, the list goes on and on and on.
The first from a series of images shot around NYC using long exposure techniques to alter reality slightly.
Reality here is unrelenting droves of people and so much noise its unreal.
Shift the reality slightly and the people start to phase out with only the ones standing for any period of time remaining.
There would have been literally hundreds of people thronged past me as i stood there wedged against a lamp post ( i found these good for blocking people and stopping them crashing into my tripod)
This is the corner across from Buba gumps restaurant
Location included but its on the corner of 7th and 44th right in the heart of the broadway district.
taken at 2 in the afternoon (timeshift back 5 hours) On a Sunday but no less busy than a Saturday to be honest. it was the only day i got a chance to do this something i had set out to do on this visit.
43 second exposure (i wanted to allow some people still to be visible)
I may or may not post the rest on here but will be posting them on my usual suspects mainly as a project for me rather than commercial.
Hope you enjoy but if you have any questions just give me a shout
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CLODO (24726) 2013-01-30 1:37
the long exposure has erased the crowd and it seems that the New York streets are deserted.
Good image conception!
timecapturer (30324) 2013-01-30 6:33
atmospheric and beautifully accomplished shot of this well known place. Love the effect and the originality. Top marks - it is a wonderful shot. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
worldcitizen (4852) 2013-01-30 8:15
Very futuristic view of Times Square. It's interesting how we can alter reality by simply changing the exposure on our cameras. I wonder how many tries it took before you got a shot without someone blocking your view. Nice experiment, and cool result. :-)
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4435) 2013-03-05 5:51
Great note! Highly informative! Love the treatment in your PP as well. Love the blurs, the framing and the compo. Great capture!
- Copyright: John Farnan (weetrees) (599)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk ll, Canon 17-40 mm f/4.0L EF USM, B+W 110 ND 3.0 10BL 1000x
- Exposure: f/16
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-29 15:39