Castle Ghosts

Castle Ghosts
Castle Ghosts | Nuremberg | 2020

This is my last street photograph of 2020. People passing through the old city gate under the Imperial Castle. Like castle ghosts. Using my Olympus OM-D E-M1X and the mZuiko 12-100 with a long shutter speed of 2.5 sec to create the ghosting effects through intentional motion blur, both of the moving subjects as well as light intentional movements of the camera (ICM) to blur the old stones in the ancient tunnel.

“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept” is one of my favorite photographic quotes, said by the godfather of street photography Henri Cartier-Bresson. Always be open minded when you are out and about shooting. Experiment with whatever comes to your mind. You digital camera (or your smartphone) is just like the shovel that you used to play with in the sandbox when your were little.

Make 2021 your year to be more creative with your camera! If you are looking for tips and inspirations, check out my free Learning Center.

Have a great Saturday!

Marcus

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  1. thanks for the inspiration, and I appreciate the quote from Cartier-Bresson. A quote I like from a Buñuel movie is “fuck symmetry”. I’m still working on that one.

  2. this images seems to be a telling of today…how fear, confusion, anxiety has blurred our vision and impacted how we connect with others.

  3. The Cartier-Bresson quote is very good but I also really like the idea that the camera is like the shovel we played with in the sandbox – that really gets across the idea that you can do many things with your camera, things you haven’t yet thought of. Great post, Marcus.

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