Waiting in a car can be very boring! I have had many hours of experience regarding this fact, as I am sure you have too. In most situations where I have to wait in a car for an extended period of time, I would read a book and the time would vanish (book readers can verify this!) . However, on this afternoon I was not prepared for the wait.
Luckily I had the incentive to bring my camera with me on this clouded day. My steadfast camera came out the bag and I took dozens of photographs during the cars stationary position.
I discovered that being really close to the side of the road is not the ideal position for photographing cars, as they move too fast when passing, even if a panning motion is used. None of the photos turned sharp enough to keep. Instead of trying the same technique over again and ending up with no decent photos, I tried something different.
I kept the camera still!
This turned out to be a very rewarding decision! I was very surprised to find that these cars could be transformed into ghost-like floating blurs.
The average shutter-speed that achieved this effect was 1/5th sec.
The weather was actually a big component of the photographs, and added to the atmosphere (pun intended!) of the photos.
After my SD card was filled a bit and the time had arrived to leave, I had had an enjoyable wait and discovered a new technique. Not a bad way to pass the time!
Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Color Efex Pro, Viveza.
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