The speed of light

by Helen Hooker August. 29, 2017 1577 views

When one door closes, another so often opens, and this was certainly the case this evening. Our plans to photograph the aircraft coming in to land at Stansted Airport were foiled because the wind was blowing in the wrong direction. As a result we headed to another spot and, although I had no luck with the aeroplanes, there was plenty of potential for some light trains on a nearby road. I tried to time my shots to include passing lorries to create some height and my strategy seemed to work.

While I was attempting to capture the aircraft coming in over the landing lights my camera completely failed to focus a couple of times. However, the resulting study in coloured bokeh was quite appealing so I decided to share one of them here!

The airport landing lights, with a plane above an a passing car below - all in glorious out of focus bokeh!

The airport landing lights, with a plane above an a passing car below - all in glorious out of focus bokeh!

29 August 2017

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Quatisha Williams 2 years ago

The higher lights above the ones near the road, are they from truck lights?

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Helen Hooker Replied to Quatisha Williams 2 years ago

Spot on! :-)

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Jay Boggess 2 years ago

Exciting light trails!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years ago

Thanks Jay. I'd love to know what the passing motorists made of our antics at the side of the road!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years ago

Really! I know what you mean!
I get weird looks, all around town, when I go out to shoot.....
(((GRIN)))

2 years ago Edited

Photo #2 is amazing!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years ago

Thank you very much!

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Joe Zink 2 years ago

I really like photo  #2.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Joe Zink 2 years ago

Thanks Joe!

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Antonio Gil 2 years ago

Your light painting is so beautiful

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Helen Hooker Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

Thanks Antonio. There is also a huge degree of luck involved!

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Emilia 2 years ago
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Helen Hooker Replied to Emilia 2 years ago

Thanks Emilia!

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