Urbane V

July 23, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Urbane VUrbane VBeginning of day
Sun rising over waking city
What will the day bring?

The title of this long exposure image of Downtown New York is Urbane V, and it's part of my Urbane series. The vantage point was in New Jersey with the Hudson River in the foreground. There were vessels on the river so the long exposure nicely eliminated those.

The image's caption is:

Beginning of day
Sun rising over waking city -
What will the day bring?

My intent was to contrast the sharp detail in the buildings with the smooth and soft water that resulted from the long exposure. Also to highlight the morning light on the buildings.

The sun is rising to the left of the image. Unfortunately I had read The Photographers Ephemeris app 180 degrees backwards. I was expecting the sun to be behind me but when I arrived it was in front of the camera. That limited the available compositions. Usually I'm not that geographically challenged but was apparently turned around.

The image was with the Fuji GFX100s medium format body and Fujinon 45-100mm lens at 70mm. It was a 6 minute and 40 second exposure using a 16 stop neutral density filter and a polarizing filter. Since the lighting was the opposite of what I was expecting I made this one image and got back on the train and went to Brooklyn for images with the sun to my back.

 


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