Monday, January 18, 2010

saturday photography

Saturday I had a fun time photographing. A few weeks had passed since I last did any shooting.

That morning I visited the nearby Tree Museum mural at 166th and the Grand Concourse, which is less than a block from the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

The mural had been on my list of subjects to photograph for sometime, but I just hadn't gotten around to it. The mural and the Tree Museum project were commissioned to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Grand Concourse in 2009.

The image below is one segment of the mural. In my opinion, its most beautiful.

Saturday evening I headed up to the Bronx side of the Washington Bridge at 181st Street to do a retake of an image I last shot with my old camera back in July 2008. The improvement in the quality of the image is so pronounced this time around. The color is so vibrant!

January 2010

July 2008


Comment Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is certainly interesting for me to read the blog. Thanks for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. BTW, why don't you change design :).

3:59 AM  
Comment Blogger Cathy Bueti said...

Great shot Duane!! Love your pics! Did you get a new camera or use the same one? How do you get the effect of the lights on the road? Great job!

3:57 PM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

Thanks, Cathy! Well, I've had this camera for about a year now. The July 2008, on the other hand, was taken with my older camera which I had for about 2 years before upgrading.

How do I get the effect of the lights? It's pretty simple although it's hard without a tripod due to shaking. So, get a tripod and place your camera in shutter priority.

Most DSLR's can slow down to about 30 seconds in shutter priority.

As it gets darker, decrease your shutter's camera speed. You'll begin to notice the streaks becoming more pronounced. Once its reasonably dark, decrease the shutter speed to at least 6 seconds and if possible, decrease it more until you can't decrease the speed anymore.

You'll have awesome scenes on motion!

Let me know how it goes.

9:06 PM  

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