E is for Entrance


When I started thinking about what I wanted to shoot for this weeks alphabet photo challenge with CTE Salt Lake City, the revolving door entrance at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (JSMB) in downtown Salt Lake City came to mind. Weird, I know. But it worked.

Finding a time to get to JSMB was the biggest challenge, but when I got tired of adding air into one of my car tires that apparently had a slow leak, I called Big O Tires and brought it by early this morning. It was going to take an hour to fix the flat and do an alignment, so I walked the block-and-a-half to the building and set up shop on the Mezzanine level.

My biggest concern was getting a shot of someone and posting it to the blog, without getting their consent. To avoid this, I went TV priority to set a slower shutter speed. This would also allow for movement in the revolving door. Here is the photo I thought was the best out of all the ones I took.

E is for Entrance

TV Priority | 1-second | 5.6 | ISO 100

I didn’t like the ones that had blurred people in them (check out the outtakes here). I REALLY didn’t like the ones that had no blur in them – they just looked stale. This one had the right amount of blur, because you can tell it’s a revolving door in motion. It was a matter of luck to catch the door in that 1-second where the blur was mostly symmetrical. So while photography is a matter of skill, I also think it’s a matter of luck.

~signed, Carltonaut

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