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Blurry Taxis

By ghibby  
I shot this image about a year ago wile scouting for locations in London. This was taken by resting the camera on the bridge itself and waiting for the right moment with as many Taxis moving past as possible. I converted the image to black and white using an adjustment layer and then revealed only the light trails using a layer mask. Original image was shot in RAW and processed in Adobe Camera RAW 4.1 One of the advantages of using the compact when this close to the foreground meant I could keep the whole scene in sharp focus even the rivets in the bridge which were only a few inches away from the font of the lens. With my SLR I would have had to made a composite image or use a Tilt and Shift lens to get all this in focus.

Exposure 1.0second @ F8.0 and 7.4mm focal length (equivalent to 35mm)

Tags: General Transport Digitally manipulated

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7 Jul 2009 1:21PM
great technique and composition i love it 5*
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
7 Jul 2009 1:31PM
Superb!!!

Makes me think again about a compact-- handy and useful!
Jennnnnn
Brewster 16 4 Scotland
28 Jul 2009 6:52PM
Great image, deserves more attention. I know what you mean about the DOF using a compact... works well here.

Bruce

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