Portfolio – February, 2017
My commute to school was once an hour and a half door to door from my home to school. On paper, that doesn’t seem that bad, but when I used to do it for months on end, it became more and more taxing. Especially when I would have to make it for 15-20 days straight.
With snow on the ground and my camera in hand, I forgot why I was going into the city on that particular day. I think there was an ice carving festival happening in Central Park, but I don’t really remember otherwise. I just know that if I was going into the city, it meant that I needed to get work done that morning before I ventured out to get some shooting done.
This long exposure was shot at that morning while I was waiting for my train to come.
Despite the title, this shot was taken nowhere near rush hour. At the moment, I didn’t think I’d like this picture or this composition. I just wanted to see if I could shoot a long exposure while hand-holding my camera. In post, a quick crop and a black and white color change really set the mood for what I wanted: busy and uneasy.