Well, I`m finally back home after a wonderful vacation in the USA. I've been away for about a month, and got a week's stay in hospital at home when I broke my leg in Los Angeles. Luckily that happened almost in the end of the vacation, and not the beginning. I really look forward to take a look at all the great pictures I`ve missed in my absent.
I will start with this picture from a busy New York street, right outside the Grand Central Station. My idea was to isolate a single yellow cab crossing the white stripes ment for walking.
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weetrees (15) 2011-08-04 8:05
Excellent composition with the stark contrasting elements of the NYC taxi driven as ever by someone who wants to be an F1 racer :-)
What i would have tried for is the cab a bit lower in the frame
Cool none the less
worldcitizen (5629) 2011-08-04 8:17
I've tried similar shots in this spot many times, but was never happy with the results. Your capture of this taxi is great. There is a dizzying effect to the scene. I'm sorry you broke your leg. :-( Hopefully you are feeling better now. I look forward to seeing more of your NYC shots.
macjake (45588) 2011-08-04 11:33
i didn't even know you were away!!!!
I'm so glad you went to the US, seeing a different part of the world...i'll be in NYC in Sept! So i'm excited to view your shots :)
love this one, very unique, tracking the taxi as it crosses the crosswalk. very hard to get these shots down right.
I'm so sorry to hear about your misfortune, hopefully you're feeling better and the damage isn't permanent.
See you around
great to have you back on TE!
ktanska (22692) 2011-08-05 5:29
A well done extreme pan shot. Yellow really stands out against overall grey surroundings. The stripes on the street add extra charm. Background colour details are also good for the impression of speed.
Jakab (3865) 2011-08-05 16:39
Aha, the famous pan technic that I has not been able to learn till today! And you have done it faultless!
Best whishes with sincere envy
P.S.: I wish you speedy recovery. Till then, I suppose, you have enough material to load up.
RhodieIke (9247) 2011-08-05 23:19
Hi Erling, Super capture of this Taxi on the stripes, great movement shot, super colours, Well done, glad to here you are on the mend, Cheers Iain.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-06 0:43
Excellent capture of a famous yellow taxi of NYC! Excellent photowork with an impression of movment, of dynamism well collected.
Have a nice WE,
sacimar (25969) 2011-08-07 8:46
this is an interesting image, I like the visual effect you got, it's like a kind of futuristic picture, well done,
froggy45 (380) 2011-08-08 13:14
I love the feeling of movement in this picture, it captures the essence of the New York rush. What makes it even more impressive for me are the white lines on the tarmac (zebra crossing?), perfectly offset by the bridge (?) at the top. I also like the (almost) single splash of colour in the otherwise monochrome setting. Well done!
I'm sorry to hear about your leg - I hope you didn't break it while trying to take a spectacular picture...
ManuMay (33975) 2011-08-18 10:33
Good motion capture!!
The busy sense, the motion well captured on a colourful a very well done capture!! Great!!
Have a nice day...
mkamionka (27089) 2011-08-19 2:53
fantastic NYC photo. Why did I not think about it!
The yellow cabs are so typical and here you have showed one in a best possible way.
Excellent effect, very well done, congratulations,
BluSimo (9392) 2011-08-19 3:03
i'm sorry for your leg: -( what a bad way to finish to holiday, however I hope you are better now, and that all worse he has passed. the taxi goes so fast that it could exit from the frame :-). a great sense of the movement, with interesting details well catched. cheers!
enjoy your w. e.!
Silvio1953 (105599) 2011-08-26 10:13
Ciao Erling, splendid panning, wonderful colors, excellent exposure, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
lpi (4780) 2012-03-14 9:05
Un joli shot en mouvement!
J'aime les couleurs et le dynamisme de ta photo!
krzychu30 (12759) 2012-10-06 5:36
waiting for your new photos Iīve decided to browse more accurately your older pictures and I discovered this one.A real masterpiece!I donīt know how could I oversee this one for so long time.The effect of a movement you achieved here is amazing.I have no clue how did you do that,but the result is eye-catching.New York and the iconic yellow cab in a new,original dimension.Fabulous picture Erling!
Have a nice weekend
speedymanu (3485) 2013-02-05 13:49
The panning is great and the isolation of the cab is superb. I also enjoy the pattern of the lines on the road and of those created by the motion of the camera on the buildings.
Have a nice day,
jcpix (6596) 2013-03-17 12:52
I've tried many times to pull this off, but I've found it a bit difficult to really get a good shot using the panning technique, so I certainly appreciate your effort and execution with this one. The focus captured on the taxi logo is perfect, and the graphic look and feel from the rest of the photo makes it come together quite nicely. Great choice of location, the horizontal lines add even more interest to the already captivating moment. This is a wonderful representation of the NYC vibe, lively and always on-the-go! Well done.
- Copyright: Erling Henriksen (Hansaphotos) (6109)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-02
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-04 7:07