Day trip to Philadelphia!

Last week my brother and I took a day trip to Philadelphia.  We wanted to see some historic sites such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell but the city was plenty crowded.  We saw the Eastern State Penitentiary and Logan Square instead.  Both were cool sites to see and 100% recommended.

Eastern State Penitentiary is an old prison in the city of Philly that is amazing.  You can walk through the entire prison with all the cells open.


I decided to shoot a hyper lapse here in one of the cell rows that had some interesting contrast between light and shadow.  The hyperlapse was shot with my 28 mm f/2.8 lens hand-held.  I was in manual exposure at 1/80 second, f/10, and ISO 400.  I should typically shoot at faster shutter speeds hand-held but this still works at about 3x the focal length.  I ended up shooting close to 120 photos by taking three steps for every block on the ground which helped guide me towards even steps.

At Logan Square I ended up using my ND 3.0 filter for a slow shutter speeds exposure (2.5 seconds) of the fountain.  I thought the fountain had a great view of the city and clouds moving by the city hall.  My interval for each shot was 5 seconds.  The slow exposure ended up doing a real nice job on the people moving and fountain!  I shot near 240 photos for this sequence for 10 seconds of video that turned out pretty interesting!  Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading!




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