new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
The Intersection | by Trey Ratcliff
Back to photostream

The Intersection

Today we have a new photo from downtown Tokyo. By now, you have probably figured out that I just can't get enough of these downtown shots. Each angle is nice and different in its own way. Sometimes I like to freeze the action, and sometimes I like to let it flow. It totally depends on my mood when I am shooting.


While I am there, I usually have a pretty good idea of how I want to execute the post-processing. It changes the way I take the shots. For example, if I want the action frozen, I'll crank up the ISO so that the people don't drag across the shutter too much. I have my 5 exposures so that the +2 (the longest) fires first. So I know if the middle exposure (the anchor, I call it) has a shutter that is open too long. I can just hear it. If it feels too long, I double the ISO and it halves the shutter speed of the anchor. This is always my action/reaction when shooting in aperture priority.


Read more, including some exciting news about us and Flipboard, here at

74 faves
Taken on April 19, 2010