LaGuardia Airport, New York City, USA, 8/2/10.

No edit, no crop, natural light.

Hand held shot taken at waist level while walking through the terminal. All natural motion in real time, no special effects, totally candid. A new experiment for me.


The world is full of magical photo ops…

All you need to grab them is a zest for life, an eye for the extraordinary and that trusty camera of your choice.

Raise the sturdy weight of it to your face … close one eye then … lower your finger upon the shiny black button… hold your breath then… hear that hypnotic click and suddenly, dynamite explodes! the stars collide! and maybe, just maybe you’ve captured a magnificent moment in time… How thrilling is that?!?

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  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenabout 4 years ago

    fun!! :-) val

  • Thanks so much, Val! It was fun trying out a new “technique”. Venturing into the unknown is always exciting, even if it doesn’t always work out. Like they always say, if you don’t try, you’ll never know… :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • NJCameraman
    NJCameramanabout 4 years ago

    Ainsley your experiment was a success! This really captures the nonstop motion of a major airport like LaGuardia. Were you arriving or departing?

  • Wooooo Hooooooo!!! So glad to see you think so!!! It was a blast wandering around, snapping at waist level with a blank look on my face, hoping no one would notice and become “aware” of being photographed, hoping that I’d get at least one shot that turned out, as I was shooting “blind”! I was departing, actually. I was in NYC for the day today. :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 4 years ago

    I like this,…It really shows the busy nature of this airport,….

  • Wow! Thank you so much for your terrific comment and awesome favorite!!! It means a great deal to me, especially since this was an experiment and I was not sure how it would turn out. Deeply appreciated!!!!!!!!! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodabout 4 years ago

    Excellent! This is as candid as it gets!

  • Wow!!! Thank you, thank you soooooo very much for your sensational comment and sweet favorite!!! The vote of confidence id incredibly appreciated!!! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Whoops… I meant is not id! Getting late here! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • dcw289
    dcw289about 4 years ago

    Great shot…this captures the airport experience. Love, DW

  • Thanks so much!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you for your super comment and fav!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaabout 4 years ago

    That’s a cool motion blur! And a great candid as well (shooting ‘from the hip’ can indeed be very effective as I’ve experienced myself).

  • Thank you so much! Just having fun while killing time at LaGuardia! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Duffboy
    Duffboyabout 4 years ago

  • YOWZA!!!!!! Thanks soooooooo much for choosing to feature YET ANOTHER of my grateful images in your dynamite group!!! I am beside myself with excitement!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Themis
    Themisabout 4 years ago

    Yep, that’s what I see of airports, mostly :-)

    This picture has been featured in the International Point of Interest group on Wednesday 17th August 2010 – congratulations!

  • Woweeee! Thanks so very much for choosing to feature my image in your super group!!! I am thrilled!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • Helen Vercoe
    Helen Vercoeover 3 years ago

    i love doing this – “sneaky” shots from the hip! Very cool :)

  • Sorry I missed your lovely comments.
    Thank you so much! Please forgive my delayed response. I am just now seeing your delightful words.

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

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