Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

New York, Zoomed

A few weekends ago I visited my son in New York City. Up in the hotel room there was a pretty nice view out the window. But it was the typical big city buildings and lights type of view. I decided that in addition to the standard shots from the window I would also try to do something a bit different. Something that might give the 'big city' feel but be rendered a bit abstract. So I decide to zoom the lens while shooting handheld long exposures.

Needless to say, I had to take quite a few photos before I got any that just looked 'right' and that appealed to me. But, by looking at the results on the LCD, I was able to make adjustments to the zoom speed and eventually I did make some that I liked. And thus we have "New York, Zoomed". It's always fun to play a bit and see what happens!


New York, Zoomed    © Howard Grill