This past weekend I went into New York City for a photography trip. I occasionally go into the city for a day just taking photos because there is always plenty to do. I checked out Central Park, the Guggenheim Museum, and Grand Central Terminal. The weather could have been a bit better but overall turned out to be a pretty good day.
This first shot is from Grand Central Terminal where I got on the 2nd floor taking photos of the terminal overlooking the American flag. I set my shutter speed at 1 second to get some motion blur with the people. I think this is pretty important to make the motion of people look smooth as opposed to quick moving ants. I had to be at ISO 800 and f/8.o although I realized after the fact that I forgot to take off my UV filter. The UV filter probably added at least a stop or two of darkness.
The interval was 2 seconds to allow at least one second for each photo. In the behind the scenes video you can hear the quick interval. Plus I like to use short intervals for people movement because a lot happens quick when people are moving through a train station. I took about 300 photos for this timelapse which turned out pretty nice!
Stay tuned for more videos this week from Central Park!