Motion Blur into History

Approaching a Historic Train Station - New York, New York

Approaching a Historic Train Station – New York, New York

I left Times Square in the morning for my last day in New York City. Today’s image is a teaser to my last significant historic stop on this trip, and I used motion blur to add more interest to this well-maintained historic concourse. I’ve switched from street photography to architectural mode and busted out the big Fujifilm GFX 50S II.

Most New Yorkers will recognize this place. If not, here are a couple of more hints. From what I can tell, there are three significant train stations in Manhattan — this is one of them. Looking back at the blog, I’ve already covered the other two. Also, from yesterday’s post, you can determine where I am.

This hallway capture may look like a quick snapshot, but I did put more effort into it. It’s my attempt at quiet and balanced architectural photography. There are no crazy shapes, colors, or the glow from neon to make this visually stand out. Instead, I precisely framed and perspective corrected. Not Times Square or Las Vegas; it’s an appreciation of history.

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2 thoughts on “Motion Blur into History

  1. There seems to be a trend to recreate the look of film by shooting at low ISOs that often result in motion blur such as you captured. Any number of famous photographs are “technically flawed” which, I think, goes to demonstrate that it is the image and the story it tells that matters. Cartier-Bresson, Ernst Haas and others captured images which, if judged anonymously (yes, I know that’s not possible) might well be criticized by today’s standards.

    In any event I enjoyed your photo. It conveys the hustle and bustle of “the city”.

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