New York, Yellow Cab

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One of the many fine eBooks over at FlatBooks.com. This one is from the great photographer, Joseph Linaschke.

We have all kinds of new eBooks coming soon to Flatbooks.com! There are many authors working away now including Lisa Bettany, Ben Willmore, Jack Hollingsworth, and Jaime Ibarra – I can’t wait till they are available to read!

Daily Photo – New York, Yellow Cab

Here is one of my favorite areas of New York. It’s right by the famous Flatiron building — but I obviously did not shoot in that direction here.

There’s often a nice traffic flow, and it makes for a fun experiment to time out the traffic. Since I shoot from -2 to +2., I try to predict when the middle exposure will in the right spot to get the right amount of blur on that photo. My rules for this are a little different based on the time of day and a few other factors.

New York, Yellow CabHere is one of my favorite areas of New York. It's right by the famous Flatiron building -- but I obviously did not shoot in that direction here.There's often a nice traffic flow, and it makes for a fun experiment to time out the traffic. Since I shoot from -2 to +2., I try to predict when the middle exposure will in the right spot to get the right amount of blur on that photo. My rules for this are a little different based on the time of day and a few other factors.- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Jeff Peterson

    Great composition, I love the skyline. However, there’s a little bit too much motion blur for my tastes, I find that it distracts me from the rest of the scene.

  • Susan

    Cool shot!! I love the way you shoot yellow cabs – always reminds me of taking a trip!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/35422436@N06/ George

    Well, I thing I would like a lot more blur. Timing the traffic to get the cab middle shot must be very tricky. I can’t say I have tried anything like that, but it is something to think about. Hmm, what is the shutter speed of each click ? – delay between clicks? – speed of the traffic? I guess it could be calculated. It’s making my head hurt already. Or I could just keep doing trial and error shots till one worked. Digital film is cheap. But you did it right. You being a math guy, I imagine you had it all calculated to the microsecond. Great shot.

  • Patrick

    Nice shot Trey. Was that taken just after sunrise? I’m pretty sure you’re facing east on that side of Madison Square Park. I like the motion blur. Those cabbies haul arse!

    By the way, I think found you stuckincustoms Northwest headquarters in Seattle. Check it out.

    https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B4zr7IyEmxJXZDcyZmQ4NWUtYTcyYi00ZDgyLTk5ZjgtZWY5MWJjNTgwN2E5

  • Patrick Ahles

    Whoa, gotta try that myself. Great shot!

  • http://none louis

    From some of the colours it looks like autumn. Nice pic

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thank you.

    +Patrick – yes taken not too long ater sunrise

  • Gail Moshier

    Nice city scape shot, Trey. Thanks for posting. Have a wonderful Tuesday :-)

  • Chris Combe

    awesome news Trey, can’t to see what else you have in store for us.. now if only stuckonearth was out on the Appstore :) cough cough :)

  • http://www.focusatinfinity.com/ Richard

    Cool. Perfect timing to get just the cab with just the right amount of blur. Well done. Must have taken a few tries??

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    THanks.

    Richard – yes just a few! :) hehe

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/113656379833336702679/posts Filip Farag

    I love those yellow cabs! One of the reasons to visit NY for me. :) I’m installing Skyrim now, what do you think about it so far? BTW, tomorrow is my 20th birthday, so tomorrow morning I’m expecting some super awesome sunset shot from Iceland to see here! :)

  • Christin

    I really like this picture! I love how the color of the cab ties in with the trees. Just an awesome picture all around.

  • http://www.graffitivisuals.com Bill Dodd

    Trey, I’m really happy that you’re such an enterprising soul.. Epic HDR sharing sites, epic iPhone & iPad apps and now as an eBook publisher!? I don’t know what size team you have but I have no idea how you juggle all of this and keep up such a high standard of quality in all of them.

    Fine work and bravo for the juggling act of a lifetime.

  • http://daveyuhas.smugmug.com Dave Yuhas

    Don’t like the “leaning” buildings.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/damiencgreen Damien Green

    Great shot! I love the movement of the taxi!

    By sheer coincidence I’ve uploaded a photo to Flickr today that I took of a yellow cab when I was in NYC last weekend. It’s a bit different to yours but I’m pleased with how it turned out!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/damiencgreen/6347268518/in/photostream

  • Henry

    Love your flatbooks, but the price is to high. David du Chemin’s pixilated image e-books are $5, $4 if bought on release, which is about right, i think, when many print photo books om Amazon go for a little more than $20, and are 100-180 pages paper.

  • http://sillymonkeyphoto.com Dmitrii

    Remote control is your friend for such shots. Especially with background that is static, such as in this one. Take -2,-1, then wait a bit and take a 0 bracket while moving object is in the frame, then +1,+2. Take a few rounds and probably can time it just right. Good photo.

  • Dliggy

    I would love to see this type of shot with a PC lens.

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