Old school press man on the beat in downtown New York City. He passed by in a blur as I was hurrying in the opposite direction.
great picture, slightly ghostly as well..;)
Ghosts with fairy lights!
Love it lol 😉
He’s focused, but the rest of the world is off in a blur of action!
I wish I could say that was the effect I was looking for!
Why can’t you?
I was hoping for a crisp, clean focused image – I live in a permanent state of hope! When I took the shot I thought I might have “stopped” still just long enough but obviously not and to tell you the truth I was chasing some protestors marching up Broadway and the police were chasing them. It was one of those nights when the lights were dancing! 🙂
And I recognize this as the voice of truth.
What I had in mind, however, was enigmatically smiling and saying, Yes, of course.
(Signed, your unscrupulous friend)
Nice composition. I like how you were able to capture the main focus separated from everyone else. The walkway stripes are great. nice job! Here’s mine: http://wp.me/p1TywS-rc
Thank you Anne! He was too good to miss so I should be grateful for the surrounding blur. Your cheetah shots are so handsome and there’s something special about the softening blur which adds to the majesty they possess.
thanks, Patti. You captured the look nicely. I hadn’t been able to quite put it into words, but I think you did!
So cool! I love how the sea of motion surrounding him draws me in…
and provides such a wonderful ‘frozen in time’ kind of moment…
He stopped me in my tracks, even if it was with a bounce! Thank you so much kind SiG and week-end wishes to you!
fits the theme very well 🙂
An interesting theme with so many possibilities! Thank you Joshi!
Excellent work you have here Patti ,great entry for this week theme unfocused 🙂
Thank you Jake, this one was fun!
It’s brilliant how among the moving subjects, the focus is centered on the press man. Totally cool. Amazing light effects as well . Exciting New York!
It was one of those on the go shots and had I stopped to focus properly etc, well, I would have missed him. Every time I look at it I remember the bounce of the footsteps which go with it. As for those lights, welcome to NY and thank you IT!
I miss shooting in NYC. It’s been far too long! So much opportunity.
So much opportunity there is sometimes too much!
such a retro feeling!
Your Leica man is an absolute stand out!
Oh but he isn’t that blurry so this is a very cool capture Patti! Ah, New York. I’m doing my best Sinatra impression right this minute at 6:30 a.m. thanks to you! Margie
Margie, love to know which Frank track you have on your loop! Happy New York memories to you and big thanks!
Geometry/slashes of vivid color/main subject: spot on!
So much going on. Yet a stillness caught in the middle.
Wow, thank you Annie! Who knew crossing the road could be such good fun!
Is it me or is your imaging set on extra slow. It took a long time to load your image. BUT – well worth the wait. Watching the image come up slowly made the image seem so much more exciting. In the end, it didn’t seem like an unfocused photo. It looked like you were trying to eliminate evryone exceot the man with the camera. OR – maybe, my eyes need to be checked after looking at so many unfocused images. LOLOL
Great entry ….
Well I know how sloooow I have been feeling this week but Isadora I am so grateful for your comment. I did change themes a little while back and after some serious tinkering with settings etc I hope I have speeded up the process. So pleased you endured and enjoyed, and thank you so much again for the heads up on this!
A strong image, well captured. I really like the combination of long exposure time and freezing the old school press man. The woman to the left and her gestures add interest to the picture. But maybe darken her somewhat, so the focus stays with the man. Yes I know this is about unfocused, sorry…
Thank you Otto, I love comments with tech talk! One day I will do something about downloading photoshop and/or lightshop but until then I am stuck with the editing tools on iPhoto . . . .
The epitome of city life…at least NYC!
Where you never know what’s around the corner!
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