10.29.2014

Wednesday Window to the World #15


This Week:

What: Street Scene at Night

Why: Ever since peering into decades old Photography Annuals from the 1960's, the use of night and dusk time exposures has been a point of fascination to me.  In this shot, I'm able to combine a photo of what is likely my favorite sign in all of Howard County with some motion on the street nearby to create a rather rather magical effect of both stillness and motion. 

When: October 26, 2014.

Where: Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 

Who: Interestingly enough, there actually is a couple walking through the frame at the time this was taken, but due to the long exposure, the only evidence seen is a ghost directly below the Caplan's sign.  Perfect for Halloween!  

How: I continued to show my Olympus E-PL2 a bit of love this time, using the kit lens at a 20mm focal length.  Camera was mounted on a tripod and shot at f/22 to give the longest logical exposure choice for the ISO 400 setting: a total of 6 seconds.

Raw image was imported into Photoshop and I gave modest bumps in contrast and vibrance as well as a bit of saturation and clarity.  The shot was cropped a bit to minimize the obnoxiousness of both the minivan and the wall to the right.