We are back to the present. This is the image of Monday, I’m back in Vienna.
It does not happen very often that I fully pre-visualize an image. Most of my images are found. This is one such exception. A thread at the Radiant Vista forums gave me the idea. Michael Campbell from Toronto had taken an image of a fountain in a shopping mall, slowing down the water with lots of neutral density filters. He found a peculiar pattern of people watching the fountain being sharp and those passing by blurry and ghost-like.
This inspired me to go to Mariahilfer Straße, one of Vienna’s most busy streets, at sundown, put the camera on a tripod, pointing just above people’s heads, use f13, ISO 100 and a polarizer to slow down to 3 seconds exposure. I figured that people would blend into an anonymous mass of ghosts at the ground of a sea of shop’s signs and advertisements. I took about 10 exposures and this is the one I liked most.