Grand Central

July 09, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Grand CentralGrand CentralIn stately grandeur
Always in a hurry - to where?
Under timeless sky

The title of this image is: Grand Central. The caption is:

In stately grandeur
Always in a hurry - to where? 
Under timeless sky

My intent was to have an exposure just long enough to indicate hurried movement in the mass of people moving through the hall. The sense of movement is greatest the nearer the person is to the camera. I think that the fact that the hall is not entirely symmetrical adds to the aesthetics of the image.

This is a composite of 6 images using the shift capability of the 24 mm Canon tilt shift lens. Actually there were three bracketed images for each of the 6 but I found that only one of the three was needed and I discarded the other two. The six images that I used were merged into two separate panoramas in Lightroom (one for the ceiling area and one for the hall) and then those two panoramas were merged in Photoshop. The final image could have been considerably more expansive if I had taken a couple of more images of the corners of the ceiling. Redoing this image to include those is just one more of many reasons to return to New York soon.

This was taken with the GFX100S camera and the Canon 24mm tilt shift lens with no filters. The shutter speed of 1/5 of a second was enough to capture the sense of rushing that I was looking for.

 


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