Saturday, August 9, 2008

Booth Theater at Times Square

This is the facade of the Booth Theater on 45th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue at Times Square. Currently, Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne is playing here.

Sorry for the grainy photo. I used the regular daylight/highspeed setting on my camera to take this photo and the lack of light in the surrounding area tends to produce this graininess in the photo quality. If I had switched to the nightlight/lowspeed setting, the graininess would improve but it would require a tripod or a stable surface to take the photo or else it will come out blurry.

Such is the dilemma of taking photos at night when there isn't enough light in the area. What are some of your photography dilemma?

11 comments:

ken mac said...

I had no idea where/what that was til I read the description. Great sky, lights and building. Just the right moment.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think the picture is small enough that it doesn't make any difference.

Shammickite said...

My photography dilemma is to remember to take my camera with me!

• Eliane • said...

You know, I kinda like the noise sometimes. It gives it a vintage look. And here it works very well. For example, I like the soft light from the lamppost.

My dilemna is probably that I have no clue what I am doing, which is why I appreciate not having to worry about settings, light speed, etc. I tend to avoid night pictures because any direct light will not render well.

Virginia said...

Looks good to me, but hey , I am the master of blur due to low light and being to hardheaded to use the flash or tripod. Guess I will learn one day.

Dee Dee said...

Ming...I like the shot..nevermind it's a little grainy...composition is great...have a nice weekend...

Tracy Elaine said...

A trick I use for taking photos in dark areas without the flash on my Canon SLR is to use the two second timer. I found that just pressing the button can cause the camera to move enough to blur the photos. Using the timer gives you stand off between the movement of the camera when the button is pushed to the time when the shutter actually snaps.

I usually also try stabilizing my arms by pressing my elbows to my sides or propping them against a newspaper stand, fence, table, etc. if available. Essentially I try become a human tripod.

Jilly said...

Well I love this photograph, Ming. My dilemmas are night photography tho. Don't ask? I'm still trying to work it out with much help from Chuckeroon from Richmond Daily Photo.

Anonymous said...

Same problem-taking photos at night with low light and no tripod. I also have a hard time taking photos through those beautiful NYC windows without getting a reflection. So both!

Thanks for another great photo, Ming. I'd like to see Thurgood if it's on in December.

Doris

Gecko said...

Never mind, grainy photos let us know you're human!!

Yes, my dilemma would probably be the interesting stuff happening at dusk where there's next to no light...I find that much harder than in pitch darkness.

babooshka said...

You really don't need a tripod, just practise. No dilemma about taking them only losing the after.

It's a great shot it's the drama of the night you've captured