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frozen in the light
by Andy Williams
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10-FEB-2004 andy williams

1st Place
frozen in the light
by Andy Williams

grand central terminal, new york city

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Guest 08-Oct-2004 01:45
ps: and *thank you* to all of you who commented on this, i appreciate all of your comments :) -- andy
Guest 08-Oct-2004 01:42
yes, pbase did report the exif incorrectly ... i went and checked it both on the original file and on my smugmug gallery - this was handheld, 1/6th second, f/2.2 with my sony f828. i used my neckstrap method with the 828, essentially you swivel the body fully, pull down on the necktstrap really tight, and brace the camera against your body.

here's the actual exif:

2004-02-26 09:33:02
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-F828
Aperture: f/2.2
ISO: 64
Focal Length: 7.1mm (28mm in 35mm equivalent)
Exposure Time: 0.1666s (10/60)
Exposure Program: Manual
LightSource: 10
White Balance: manual
Canon DSLR Challenge05-Oct-2004 14:21
Good point. Let's say she moved 4 inches during the exposure (that's what it looks like to me). Then she'd have to be going about 23 mph to be blurred that much. That's a sprint. I doubt she's sprinting with two suitcases. Pbase messes up EXIF data sometimes. Maybe that's what happened here. -- Victor
Canon DSLR Challenge05-Oct-2004 14:07
It's fantastic. I just wonder, does that lady really move so fast to be blurred in 1/100s?
Guest 03-Oct-2004 15:49
Agree with the others, excellent image. Very "motion-picture-like" yet not artificial. /Jonas Svedberg
Canon DSLR Challenge27-Sep-2004 12:43
thank you jonathan, and all :)

jonathan, i was standing, about 6 feet away from this man. -- andy
Jonathan (Yoni) Nissanov26-Sep-2004 19:18
I really like the feel of this image. The main character is so effectively defined by the light, his orientation, differential clothing, and a vacant stare that tells the story of waiting for, I presume, train. Where you sitting or did you drop down to capture it?
Guest 26-Sep-2004 00:24
Andy, This is really a great picture. theFly
alexeig25-Sep-2004 21:34
Andy, thats a rare capture. The guy really seems to be struck (or enlightened) by rays as if by lightning. The effect is emphasized by a normal movement of persons around
Canon DSLR Challenge25-Sep-2004 04:17
Wow! That's such a neat shot... reminds me of one I took last year... I'll have to go find it (little kid standing still with everything moving around them).