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Capturing the Pace of Times Square

Taxi in Times Square

Taxi in Times Square

New York City’s Times Square is known worldwide as a popular destination for a variety of reasons. The brilliant, changing displays of lights and advertisements have been famous for many decades, and there is no better place to see the pace of the city as exhibited by the traffic that runs through the square.

I visited Times Square this week working on, among other things, capturing a sense of the hurried pace in a somewhat abstract way. I focused on capturing traffic rushing through the square at night with the bright colorful lights as a backdrop. I used shutter speeds between 1/3s and 1s, with corresponding apertures to provide the correct exposure, while panning with the subject.

Below are a few images captured during my visit.

Taxi in the rain rushing through Times Square

Traffic in Times Square

Cyclist riding through Times Square

Public Bus passing through Times Square

Taxi in Times Square

Click on the photos above for more information, click the link in the caption to see all photos from Times Square, or click here to see more images from New York City.

All images © Clarence Holmes

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