Steven Jungerwirth  

Rush Hour by Steven Jungerwirth

September 2023 - Rush Hour

About the Image(s)

During a recent trip to NYC - I traveled with only my iphone. I had been reading about long exposures with cell phone cameras - many ways to do that, including with Apple's original camera app's live view. Other apps (like Slow Shutter) give you more control. Walking through Grand Central Station, I found a balcony that allowed me to look down at the morning rush.


Hand held (against a railing) iphone 14. Captured with the Slow Shutter app. ISO 250, f1.8, 0.5 sec, 6.9mm lens (24 mm equivalent). B&W conversion in SilverEfex.

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6 comments posted

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Hi Steven,
Your creativity using iphone is so inspiring to me! For myself, I also like to experiment with the available techniques of the mobile phone when taking pictures rather than capture a record shot.
In this image, the long exposure creates an amazing scene, especially in this Grand Central station. The mixture of moving crowd and standing still people gives the viewers a sense of motion and at the same time a pause for break. The technique is well executed with motion blur for moving subjects and with sharp for non moving ones.
It's an excellent image, and I don't have any suggestion for improvememt. Thanks for sharing your technique.
  Posted: 09/08/2023 20:20:47
Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Appreciate your kind words! I find this group helpful in that it motivates me to take one interesting image with my phone each month!   Posted: 09/10/2023 04:06:14

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Wonderful image Steven. I keep coming back to the woman in the center. I can see possibilities of either removing or blurring the people just above her. But overall I love what you've done and applaud the creativity.   Posted: 09/08/2023 21:27:03
Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Thanks Jack - my eyes also get drawn to that lady in the center - apparently engrossed in her iphone and oblivious to the chaos around her. A good reminder that scenes with motion blur benefit from some stationary objects.   Posted: 09/10/2023 04:09:38

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Steven, this is a fascinating image! I agree with Kieu- Hanh Vu.   Posted: 09/17/2023 16:13:21

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Ditto to what's already been said. I'm glad you found a great vantage point upstairs to encompass the entire scene. Your decision to convert to monochrome adds a timeless quality to a site that has seen decades of such passengers. Of course the cell phone woman conveys that touch of modern for the scene.   Posted: 09/26/2023 13:10:56