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Subway Shuffle . . .     by Brian Auer

Legs of a man shuffling through the subway in Hollywood California.
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This one was taken with my twin lens reflex on a roll of Ilford Delta 3200 film. The camera is meter-less, so the exposure was very much approximated. The subways are so dim that even with a high-speed film, the shutter speed had to be fairly slow. This was probably shot with a wide open aperture (f/3.5) at around 1/25 or 1/50 seconds.

I got this shot set up by crouching down and pre-focusing in the area I expected somebody to walk by. I waited for a train to come in, and then I waited for a person to walk by so I could shoot their legs.

I left the slight tilt in the photo because I feel goes well with the other “issues” in the photo — motion blur, heavy grain, etc.

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