There are places in NYC that are seething with chaos and pressure. It swirls around you, pushes you and ultimately repels you from returning. Times Square is the epitome of it all.
Recently I’ve been asking myself what is so appealing about making images in the studio. Natural light is beautiful and creates a texture that is unparalleled. It is as fickle as it beautiful. From moment to moment it challenges your technical abilities. While the risk is proportional to the reward with letting nature provide the illumination, I prefer the crisp snap of a studio strobe any day.
Ektar 100 over exposed by approximately 1.5 stops over in a low light situation. The scene was metered at F/32.4 @ 4 seconds. The exposure time was F/32 @ 8 seconds. There is a strong lean towards warm tones with yellow being noticeable in the highlights and red / magenta in the shadows. I like the feel and texture of this treatment of the film.
I’m always trigger shy when using the internet as a source of information. Over the last week or so I’ve been deep in research mode working on long exposure calculations for a specific film stock. Like the ouroboros the internet at large has done a complete circle back to the very first answer provided by google. This time, however, it was repeated by an anon and they claimed to be its creator. When they failed to provide examples, I called them out. “Pic’s or it didn’t happen” They got upset and deleted the info they originally provided.
A study of light and shadow on the abstract shape of the Oculus in lower Manhattan