Well today is a rainy day….so I thought I’d write about another video from last week where I visited New York City and Central Park. One of the spots I had wanted to check out was the Bow Bridge which is famous from a lot of photos and movies. The bridge has a little bench area right next to the water which was perfect. The clouds were moving in and out of sunshine and there were a lot of paddle boats.
I was trying to use a shutter speed near 1 seconds to get some motion blur with the boats and people. The river is pretty narrow at the bridge and with my 18-55 mm lens I really couldn’t go any wider for panning motion. I was using ISO 100 and f/22 with a UV filter to drag the shutter speed a little longer. I set my interval at 3 seconds for 300 total photos since I was trying to capture and blur the motion of people and boats.
The video below shows the scene from my phone and you can see its a bit cloudy and dark outside. But I ramped up the exposure in my camera and editing to lighten the scene a bit. Overall, this turned out really nice! I am sure this would be epic in the fall!