Saturday night, while Kate was hosting a Beyoncé concert pre-party, I took the opportunity to shoot a roll of long exposures at and around Lincoln Center. The Lincoln Center Fountain on the Josie Robertson Plaza is gorgeous at night and I had hoped to catch some people hanging out in front of it. They didn't let me down, but a security guard did ask me to move my tripod off of the plaza proper. I should thank him, because I was able to get more of the backdrop in the frame when I moved away from the fountain. Lincoln Center Plaza Fountain Long Exposures, Fuji Neopan Acros 100 Film LARGER version is on my Flickr account. You can see a lot of the detail in the building behind the fountain in the bigger photograph.
Lincoln Center Plaza Fountain Long Exposure with Guest, Fuji Neopan Acros 100 Film These were minute long exposures and just after I tripped the shutter, this woman stepped into the shot to take a pic of her friends. She realized after about ten seconds and started apologizing. Her friends were moving around a lot (you can barely see them), but she was standing almost perfectly still. I asked her to stand there as still as she could for the rest of the shot and she obliged. Her movements in the photo are from when she turned to apologize. I think her figure adds a sense of scale to the photo when combined with the smaller figures by the fountain.
NYC Ballet Sign at Lincoln Center, Fuji Neopan Acros 100 Film This sign by Wendy Whelan of the photograph by Henry Leutwyler really caught my attention. My favorite long exposure shots capture the movement of people. These people are usually random figures with actions and movements out of my control, but you can tell this is a very staged exposure. It's a huge sign and I couldn't resist making a photograph of it.
These photographs were made with my favorite night-shooting combination - the Hasselblad 501cm medium format camera and Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film. I developed the roll in Kodak Xtol developer at a 1:1 solution at 20C for 10 minutes.