Phil, I really like these and am very glad that you did the B&W. Colour shots such as these tend to confuse my eyes . I really like the parked car on the right of the second shot and the couple standing on the corner. Gives a counter balance to all of the motion.
Too bad the guy sitting in the first one turned his head . Many thanks for posting these. Tom
Thanks very much, Randy! I only got into long exposure night photography this past summer - it's now become my favourite, whereas previously it was street photography. Sometimes, as on one of these images, the two overlap. Cheers!
Phil, Wow! So much that would be visually overwhelming is pulled together, unified beautifully, by the use of black and white. I have avoided night long exposures because they often seemed too busy, but this really opens up some possibilities. By formal training, I am a printmaker, mostly etching in copper and printing in black and white (color for me is blue-black, brown-black, red-black, or green-black ink), and one of the challenges in that medium is that the design aspects really have to be spot-on, once color is removed. On the other hand, imagery that would be too much in color frequently works in black and white. Same principle here. Beautiful work. Deborah
I think that these would be interesting to see printed large; I bet that they'd be quite nice. There's so much going on in them that it's kind of hard for me to take it all in at this size, and I mean that in a good wa