Matt Conti  

Boston Jive by Matt Conti

November 2020 - Boston Jive

About the Image(s)

I took this urban night image from a pedestrian bridge trying to capture the hustle and bustle of the along with the city lights. What intrigued me were the lines of the cars and the vertical canyon aspect topped by the natural element of the moon. The moon was there, but I did a separate shot to get the clarity of the craters.

Camera: Sony a7riv
Lens: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
Focal Length: 75mm
Exposure: 5.0 sec at f / 11
ISO: 100

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9 comments posted

Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
Impressive. Was the moon so big, or you "helped" a bit its size? I also like that it is not full moon, most people want to take only full moon photos.   Posted: 11/13/2020 00:47:52

Matt Conti   Matt Conti
I might have boosted it a bit (too much?). I swear, it really was in that spot!   Posted: 11/13/2020 05:26:44

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Ok, so I really like it. Yes it is busy, and I think perhaps the moon is a little big, but you disclosed that you took a separate photo to get clarity, because there is no way you would have that clarity in this scene, but it works for me...I love the detail you managed to capture in the cityscape. I swear I could see into some of those windows to what was going on inside. It is clear that there is little in the way of sheltering in place ;-). This looks like a normal busy evening in the city. The lights and road leads you into that canyon of buildings and then that moon. I may be unique but I really do like this capture!   Posted: 11/13/2020 13:20:57

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Cool shot and yes I believe the moon what there, but it does look a bit larger than normal. There is no way that you could have gotten all that in one shot for the movement of the moon.
The movement of the cars lights is cool and the sharpness of the buildings all the while keeping the exposure under control. Very nice.

Oh I did a shot of the moon one time and I added a Klingon Bird of Prey at the top right - turned out nice.   Posted: 11/14/2020 11:05:33
Matt Conti   Matt Conti
Klingon Bird of Prey? You will have to post one of those shots sometime Dave!
  Posted: 11/15/2020 16:10:14
Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Well, here is my moon shot with the Bird of Prey   Posted: 11/16/2020 20:47:30
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Matt Conti   Matt Conti
Ha, that's a lot of fun, Dave. I love it!   Posted: 11/17/2020 05:41:18

Debbie Bates   Debbie Bates
This is an awesome shot. I love all the lights. Nice Job leading those long exposure lights into the image. Great job of the city and the moon. Love where you want to look all through the image with so much going on. Love it.   Posted: 11/14/2020 18:10:12

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Beautiful capture and processing. The city light scene and the light trails are awesome. The exposure and composition of the image are excellent. The blend of the half moon to the photo is also amazing. Well done.   Posted: 11/23/2020 21:46:44