This is another offering from the Times Square in New York City. I was experimenting the Warped Speed effect with my camera.
I would like to dedicate this photo to Rabani on TE whose notes with his photos I have always found very rich in technical information. The inspiration for this photo and knowledge about the technique had come from this photo on TE by Rabani. For those of you who do not know how to create this effect, I would strongly recommend visit to the photo by Rabani. It explains the technique very well ... Good Luck and happy shooting.
You can also look at my previous photo from the same place.
TIMES SQUARE: Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. It consists of the blocks between 6th and 9th Avenue from east to west and 39th and 52nd Streets from south to north. It makes up the western part of the commercial area of Midtown Manhattan.
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PeterC (2242) 2006-02-21 1:43
I like this original take on a very photographed place. It makes me fee like im inside a video game and unreal electronic universe. I like it alot.
cengiz (3591) 2006-02-21 2:09
hi very nce my friennd,
postvikram (1199) 2006-02-21 2:34
Great effect.Nice note and good POV.
The pic need not be sharp for this effect but I think the center of your frame, if its sharp and everything around it is warped, it would give a great look to the pic.Anyway great shot and thanks for sharing- Vikram
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-02-21 3:12
Hey Sarju, nice effect for this great impact picture, I like it a lot, compliments my friend!!
Paolo (41222) 2006-02-21 3:39
It remember me the ned of 2001 a Space Odissey!
great shot Sarju!
colorful and with that long lines with the perspective point in the middle.
good PP work.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-02-21 4:00
Nice job and good efeect. I like it this way. Well done.
take care, Albrecht
rabani (9645) 2006-02-21 4:45
Hmmm...the warped speed effect is in the city now. Wish I had a city just like yours here to get that streaking lightworks. And it must have cost you quite a lot of frames to try this effect, which just like you, I learnt from someone else, years ago. Another effect which you might like to try is turning your camera at its Z axis when taking the shot. The circular effect is just as heady. Thanks again Sarju. Just like our photos, we also share techniques and tips ya.
Namaste my friend
Modacolor51 (1309) 2006-02-21 5:33
Hallo Sarju.Good composition and colours.
Emile (20352) 2006-02-21 10:01
Nice work with a great effect from the Warped Speed technique, really very interesting, love the way your picture looks. Very well captured and well done.
Thanks for your very good note.
john_c (24666) 2006-02-21 10:51
A dramatic effect, much like an abstract painting. I would prefer to see greater sharpness in the mid-frame, but appreciate the art of what you have produced. The myriad colours and cacophany of Times Square is well represented here. A dramatic representation making good use of the technique.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-02-21 11:18
I like the illusion of speed in this picture. Nice job.
weswang (18223) 2006-02-21 12:55
Hi Sarju, This a fun picture. You certainly have brought a good discussion topic here. I like the fun effect of this picture. You have well controlled the exposure time and good use of the warped effect technique.
Another good example of warped effect is from Aubrey (rosaline). Aubrey did a good evening shot in this photo.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-02-22 2:14
Hi Sarju - it worked brilliantly its great that there is some part that is in focus I have never tried it it look like a steady hand and a sturdy tripod would be needed, greetings from Yemen.
riclopes (35577) 2006-02-22 3:24
I love this kind of experiences and this one fits just right in Times Square, as the resulted dynamis of the image, has everything to do with the dynamic atmosphere of the place. It's almost an abstract work, although we can still distinguish the general shapes of this famous place. Well done with this artistic result!
rosaline (0) 2006-02-22 4:43
Good experimentation here. I like the dynamic effect which seems to drag the viewer into the picture. Very impressive indeed. Well done.
feather (51130) 2006-02-22 10:16
Using this effect on something so colourful has produced a very interesting result. An abstact image that would not look out of place blown up and block mounted on an appartment wall.
timleahy (2195) 2006-02-22 16:09
Wonderfully original shot of Times Square Sarju! The effect gives a sense of movement in three dimensions. Appropriate, considering that Times Square is a very busy place with people moving in all directions!
ps I guess the name "warped speed" comes from Star Trek?
alvaraalto (6177) 2006-02-22 17:04
A lovely abstract picture. More interesting than a razorblade sharp picture of this lights. The movements here make the images much more thrilling.
Tue (28400) 2006-02-22 17:30
Wow, this is a great effect and I think the choice to take this shot at Times Square with all the lights and colours was great! It just looks amazing! Very well done and thanks for sharing this one!
xavshot (69835) 2006-02-23 14:54
j'aime vraiment beaucoup l'effet sur cette photo. C'est bien fait et les couleurs donnent un véritable tableau. Très dynamique... bravo
greg64g (11193) 2006-02-24 3:07
I like a lot the zoom effect of course, and you found a great view to do this kind of experiment.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-02-24 5:29
Realmente impresionante nada tipica y muy original. No se ven mucha fotos así por aquí
Svillegas (1169) 2006-02-24 5:51
Amazing shot, great composition and fabulous effect, it's really powerful!
cam (9041) 2006-02-24 12:19
Well,well, well,You got me there Sarju
I can not make my mind on your photo.
Sure,I do not have the knowledge to discuss its technical merit and weakness,but I congratulate you to have try the experiment and clearly having fun doing it.
I still do not know if I like it,
but here's a smily for having shattered my sense of order,and for the fun you had
rhizomes (15343) 2006-02-24 13:34
Very inspired picture !! I like the colors everywhere and this effect made by playing with the zoom...
Very nice !
maphoto (8082) 2006-02-24 22:59
Hi Sarju, I thought I was not feeling well :-) Very good result and dedication, I remember the shot from Rabani, great experimentation, I like this. Thanks for sharing, have a great week end !
jafadabret (56501) 2006-03-01 3:41
Sarju, belle réalisation avec cet effet de zoom, encore quelque chose à découvrir pour moi. J'aime ces couleurs éclatées dans ce milieu urbain.
A+ pour ;)
Leksand (880) 2006-03-02 12:00
Very impressive with the motionblur! Great colours too. A very nice work from you Sarju!
Stepan (27210) 2006-03-03 14:03
It fits well for New York and this place. Unexpected on TE but a good graphic compo, with a blur that creates energy as the city does.
annagrace (2467) 2006-03-06 22:21
Wow, this is how I feel after too many margaritas, LOL! Great colors and lighting. Well done!
thebig_d81 (777) 2006-03-08 8:41
Great use of the 'warped' effect Sarju. Something I may need to experiment with this weekend :)
I like how you have given this very photgraphed location your own style.
The only problem with film is forgetting what settings you used with every photo.
isabela_sor (47724) 2006-03-09 23:56
Great technique for a stunning result. The colours and lights seems to almost explode out of the frame. Excellent work!
rajhema (1871) 2006-03-22 12:14
Can't say enough. Came out superb Sarju. I'm going to try this. I successfully completed the Ghost effect that I learnt from you and others. Keep them coming.
singuanti (15250) 2006-03-28 23:32
Hey Sarju. This is a freaky shot for sure. I'm impressed with how much we can still make out even with the blur and soft focus. This is most creative! tfs Sarju.
siloway (60) 2006-04-01 5:05
Neat photo Sarju ;) thanks for the coms on mine, very helpfull, I think you were right about the exposure issue, yours looks a lot more close to reality than the one I did.
jbweasle (9373) 2006-06-07 14:38
Hello Sarju, this is a brilliant effect for a bright and lively image. It gives a good sence of the vibrancy of this place. It is almost pumping with energy.
clarita (654) 2006-06-09 9:30
this is one cool photo.
love how whimsical it is and the bright colours are eye-catching.
great job in framing this.
jsec (2154) 2006-06-09 23:33
Very nice attempt at something original. May be better without the green border but thats just me. Great job.
- Copyright: Sarju Sooch (sarju) (5324)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon f80
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: New York City
- Theme(s): Times Square, New York, Technical [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-21 1:23
- Favorites: 2 [view]