Project 52

52 Wednesdays :: Fast

August 8, 2012

I’m Marla
Sprinkled throughout this journey are the little joys, moments of inspiration, and snippets of life that add color to our human experience. Join me as we embrace the beauty of imperfect perfection, the magic of a beautiful moment, and the endless possibilities of creativity.

I really like photos utilizing long exposure, but I’ve never actually even tried it.  In part because I don’t own a tripod and long exposures need complete stillness of the camera to work.  Tonight I did without, and given the scenario, I’m really happy with the outcome considering this was a 16 second exposure without a tripod.

I would love to try it soon being completely prepared.  I would have LOVED a different composition to this much closer to the traffic whizzing by, but I needed to sit on my car to help myself stay as still as possible.  Also, it’s possible that years of swimming paid off tonight because I held my breath the entire time too. =)  Surprise of my evening?  Look at the amazing shape the street lights have!  I had no idea the lens would do that on it’s own without a filter!


It’s a little group this week, but please be sure to click through our circle to see everyone’s interpretation of “fast.”  Next in line is Pamela Joye from Salem, MA.  You can find her post here:

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  1. amy grace says:

    the shape of the lights IS amazing. this is so awesome and creative and i love that you did it freestyle 🙂 i had all sorts of long exposure ideas in the eleventh hour but not the wherewithal to pursue any of them…and you did it, and did it beautifully. and i like the story of it. i so look forward to clicking on your link every week, marla. and that we’ve yet to miss one <3

  2. pamela joye says:

    shine on you crazy diamond….couldn’t help it. i admire your experiment; and your interpretation this week. and look forward to seeing where you go with this in future weeks.

  3. Carrie says:

    Marla, perfect idea for this week’s theme. Love the lights!

  4. Karen Porter says:

    What a fantastic image! I am completely inspired to try my hand at a long exposure. Love the starburst lights and stream of headlights. Awesome.

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