Black and White Street Photographs of New York City by Matt Weber

July 12, 2012

“Calling Home” Times Square-42d Street 1989

One thing which bothers me after just finding this picture which was buried in my archives for so many years is, that it doesn’t have critical focus. When I had the time or was able to, I would turn off my engine before shooting at night, since I would normally be shooting at 1/60th of a second. My taxi’s 8 cylinders created enough vibration to make nocturnal shooting difficult and I was in the middle of 42d Street when I took this one. I suppose there are computer programs I know nothing of which could sharpen the edges and make up for the original softness of this frame, but this is not something I will try and do. I doubt I’ll lose sleep over this image as I have over other blown shots, but I still have to complain about something from time to time…

©Matt Weber


  1. Fantastic picture. If it works don’t fix it.

    Comment by Food,Photography & France — July 12, 2012 @ 2:13 am

  2. absolutely fantastic Matt

    Comment by phrenzel — July 12, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

  3. Thanks!!!

    Comment by Matt Weber — July 12, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

  4. I think the fact it’s not tack sharp adds a heightened mood. I really like this.

    Comment by phrenzel — July 12, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

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    Comment by Warren — January 13, 2015 @ 7:07 pm

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