At the corner of 7th and 42nd

Motion blur photography can be interesting and fun; you never quite know exactly what you will end up with and that lends itself to all sorts of creativity.  It’s recommended that when using such long shutter speeds in order to get the best out of the image you should use a tripod or at least something like a wall to steady the camera on.  In this case I had neither so I did what I could which was brace my elbows firmly against my sides and I think I might have been leaning against a sign or something.  I didn’t want to go for too long of a shutter speed because I knew I couldn’t hold still that long.  In this image I set the shutter speed to 1/5 of second, inhaled, exhaled and took the shot.

The hustle and bustle that is New York’s Time Square at night.

Times Square 7712

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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19 Responses to At the corner of 7th and 42nd

  1. Great shot – A perfect place to use a bit of blurred motion. I’ve done this a few times. It is fun to play with it. I should remember to use it more often.

  2. Ron Scubadiver says:

    I can remember going there to shoot at night as a teen.

  3. That is SO COOL!! And so totally nailed NYC!! LOVE IT!! :)-Ashley

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    I love this effect, Teri, and a bustling New York street is the perfect venue for it. Great capture!

  5. Cindi says:

    Excellent effect, Teri! So much motion and energy in one single still shot.

  6. DeDivahDeals says:

    You’ve captured the heart of The Big Apple.

  7. Awesome shot Teri! It is truly representing busy New York!

  8. Wow, what a spectacular shot Teri. It captured my eye immediately with the vivid colors, wonderful angular composition and that marvelous use of blur. You’ve got a terrific eye for capturing great images (and pretty cool eyes too!) Warm wishes from Columbus. ~ Rick

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