Assignment #2: Movement (L)

This week’s photo assignment is: Movement. All of the images I posted are related to transportation.


Exposure: 1/100
Focal length: 35mm

In this picture, I liked that the word “urgent” was in itself a reference towards movement in a way. Then when I focused out, it hit me that there was a second reference to movement with the taxis in the background.

f:3.5 exposure: 1/5 secs ISO-500 focal length: 18mm

exposure: 1/5 secs
focal length: 18mm

By the time I took this photo the rain had started and I was forced underground for the rest of my shoot. While rather literal, this ad campaign is about movement.


f: 32
Exposure time: 3.2 secs
Focal length: 50mm

One of the lessons I learned along the way for this assignment is that I am missing a valuable piece of equipment: a tripod! I wanted to play around with long exposures more, however, in most cases the images just came out bad. Then I let loose a bit and realized why not have some fun and play with the lights as a train pulled away. This was my first attempt in ages. Lots of room for improvement. In a way this reminds me of an EKG line.


f: 5.6
Exposure: 1/50 sec
Focal Length: 91mm

I love art stickers. When I saw the minor addition to the L train sign, I couldn’t stop singing,  “people of the world, join hands…join the love train, etc.” Again, this movement is public transportation related.


Exposure: 1/30 sec
ISO 100
Focus Length: 24mm

With this final photo for this assignment, I played around with the angle that I took this picture; for two reasons. The first is that I need to learn how to better adjust my positioning when there are reflections. Since I don’t have photo editing software, what you see is what you get for now. The reflection from the florescent lines were annoying me. Then, the second reason – and the one related to this assignment – when I turned the angle a bit, I started to feel as if the music was moving out of this mosaic man’s saxophone. This was taken at the 86th street stop, heading downtown.

Click here to see Rachael’s Assignment #2: Movement

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