This was taken during the Celebration of Light fireworks on the weekend. I had just tripped the shutter and some guy walked right in front of my camera selling all sorts of glow sticks. Initially I was all… “Awww Man! Come on! You just ruined my- oh wait. Hang on a sec. Cool!”
Today’s lesson was light trails from car traffic. I’ve always loved loved loved the look of these kinds of photos. I’ve never attempted it myself, but I always wanted to try it. So I did. and while it’s not the greatest achievement… the composition is off and the background lights aren’t sharp (which is peculiar since I had it on a closed aperture – f20) but man, I chimped the first shot to see if it worked and I loved it! I was so pleased with myself! all the subsequent photos didn’t wow me like the first one so that one’s the winner tonight.
I have a feeling there are going to be a lot more of this type of thing in the near future.
Post: cropping, rotation
Anyone know what I should be doing to get all lights sharp?