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February 19, 2004

Times Square In and Out of Focus

My weekend in New York City was great fun, if a little tiring, and I've already discussed some of the highlights. I spent some time idling in Times Square Saturday evening, which has become quite the tourist trap, and played with soft focus to give a different feel to what I was seeing. (It sure helped to be using a lens with paper thin depth of field). Here's a casual photo essay documenting the sights...thanks to Mike at sublimate and Antonio at defocused for the ideas and inspiration.


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Good photos (thank you)

Posted by: António at Feb 19, 2004 7:13:19 AM

great color, very nice comp, and the oof puts it right over the top. the figures are elemental to this, of course.

Posted by: John Sidlo at Feb 19, 2004 9:19:16 AM

duh, there are more! I also really like 2,3 and 7. Your links are becoming a treasure too.

Posted by: John Sidlo at Feb 19, 2004 9:23:51 AM

Cool and quirky :) Esp. #s 1, 5, & 6.
Come back and do more!

Posted by: e. at Feb 19, 2004 10:30:06 PM

Good series. I believe that the strong, saturated colors go well with the defocused approach! :-)

Posted by: Farrolas at Feb 20, 2004 4:32:53 AM

Since when wasn't Times Square a tourist attraction?

Posted by: Mike at Feb 23, 2004 12:49:35 AM

Thanks everyone, for commenting and looking. Good point, Mike, though when I used the term "tourist trap", I was thinking of the more Disney like transformation that Times Square has undergone in recent years. There may have been a lot of tourists around Times Square in years back, but I don't remember 42nd street being as kid and family friendly and brightly lit and chain-saturated as it is now...

Posted by: Robert at Feb 23, 2004 1:26:44 AM

wow, thank you for mentioning my work. I'm thoroughly encouraged.
I really enjoyed this series.

Posted by: mike at Feb 23, 2004 3:07:55 AM