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Old Oct 6, 2010, 8:02 AM   #1
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Borrowing Subhs' and Torgny's title, "Waiting", I came up with some pics.

#1) Waiting for his business contact in New York City. He seems to be thinking, “If only he’d show up then maybe I can make some money...”


#2) Tourists taking a picture (of me) while waiting.



#3) Just bored-to-death waiting.


All pics taken with slow shutter speeds to eliminate the crowd and processed with DPHDR and Topaz Detail. Thank you for looking. C&C welcome.

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Old Oct 6, 2010, 8:23 AM   #2
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There is a powerful mood created with the set. I particularly like the first one, with its rectilinear grid of lines creating a sense of order that the solitary man seems to show as hollow. Well done.
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Buildings, ads, shops look so busy. But there're no people, cars, buses! Why like that? Excellent photos though!
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I really enjoyed these, I would love to see a normal exposure along side the 4 second ones. I assume these were shot at night or early evening?

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Thank you, tclune. Your description captured my imagination.

Subhs, I have a special camera that zaps away people except the subject I'm shooting just kidding. Thanks for the compliment.

Tom, DPHDR only retained EXIF data for the "middle" exposure, I guess, so it shows 4 seconds. The slowest exposure was 15 seconds and the fastest was 0.5 second. Below is the 4 second exposure. The pics were taken early in the morning around 7:30 am under dark rain clouds. I'm glad you liked them.

#4) 4-second, middle exposure for #1.


To add more info, you can "force" DPHDR to use one shot as the "middle" exposure. This is what I did with #2 because only one of the 6 exposures I took had the woman's camera flash lit up. I then used DPHDR's anti-ghosting tool to make the two women appear sharp and not ghosted.
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I added three more.

#5) Waiting for rain to fall. ďAnd Iím not carrying an umbrella...Ē the man seems to be saying.


#6) Anxiously waiting. When it started to rain, people rose and left. She, instead, opened her umbrella.


#7) Work can wait.


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Borrowing Subhs' and Torgny's title, "Waiting", I came up with some pics.

#1) Waiting for his business contact in New York City. He seems to be thinking, “If only he’d show up then maybe I can make some money...”


#2) Tourists taking a picture (of me) while waiting.



#3) Just bored-to-death waiting.


All pics taken with slow shutter speeds to eliminate the crowd and processed with DPHDR and Topaz Detail. Thank you for looking. C&C welcome.


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Enormous pictures, high density. Never seen anything like it. Fantastic, overwhelming. Merging at it's peak. Like the first set the best. What's wrong with waiting, by the way. It's an art in itself

Mindful waiting

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PS This overuse of electricity. The power used here could get parts of the Gaza Strip going
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Thanks a lot, Torgny. Funny about your PS on electricity -- I was actually thinking the same thing looking at NHL's "Paris by Night".

#8) Waiting for a cab on 34th Street.


#9) Waiting to cross 7th Avenue.


#10) Waiting for the next meal.
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Mighta been said before but "I love New York".
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VVCARPIO your pictures are amazingly beautiful...... you will have to teach us how did you get rid of people in the area leving just one person..... Please tell us the settings you have used and the post editing that has been done to remove the people....Thanks
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