I really like photos utilizing long exposure, but I’ve never actually even tried it. Â In part because I don’t own a tripod and long exposures need complete stillness of the camera to work. Â 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. Â 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. Â Also, it’s possible that years of swimming paid off tonight because I held my breath the entire time too. =) Â Surprise of my evening? Â Look at the amazing shape the street lights have! Â 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.” Â Next in line is Pamela Joye from Salem, MA. Â You can find her post here: Â http://www.pamelajoye.com/fine-art/2012/p2397/
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
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.
Marla, perfect idea for this week’s theme. Love the lights!
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.