Lines (74/365)

by Lee Santiva March. 15, 2019 160 views

"Invisible" lines which only the camera can "see"

"Invisible" lines which only the camera can "see"

On a highway there are not only solid lines marking the edges of the lanes but also dashed lines in the middle of the road and lines which are formed by guardrails, but there are also lines which are formed by the lights of vehicles as they are picked up by the camera's sensors. These lines are invisible to the human eye.

This was the first time for me to capture long exposure of lights on a highway. I had wanted to try this experiment for some time now and last week the weather was mild and dry.

Interrupted lines

Interrupted lines

By the time it was completely dark, the traffic had subsided so there were interruptions in the lines, or there was traffic only in one direction. In the fall when it is darker during the "rush hour" I'll probably get better results.

Red lines

Red lines

The series is also the elapsed time of commuters: from many ... to few... to almost none. I hope you enjoyed it.

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Lynn F Medley 5 days, 9 hours ago

I like them! Been wanting to try my hand at long exposures too

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Lee Santiva Replied to Lynn F Medley 4 days, 23 hours ago

Thank you! it's fun because in contrast to short exposures, you don't really know what the result will be

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Lynn F Medley Replied to Lee Santiva 4 days, 23 hours ago

I csns we that! Thanks for inspiring me 😊

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Russell Smith 6 days, 20 hours ago

Looks like it was such a fun shoot. I rather like the results .

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Lee Santiva Replied to Russell Smith 6 days, 19 hours ago

Thanks, it was fun to do as zi mentioned to Laurie doing something different like outdoor nighttime photography for a chsnge

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Laurie Madsen 6 days, 21 hours ago

Nice Lee!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Laurie Madsen 6 days, 20 hours ago

Thanks! something different, some nightime photography

6 days, 20 hours ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Lee Santiva 6 days, 20 hours ago

I plan to do more night photography this summer, astrophotography escpecially.
I'm going to camp outside when until the bugs come out.

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Jennifer Raknerud 6 days, 21 hours ago

These are brilliant!!  It looks like a fun photography adventure!

6 days, 21 hours ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Jennifer Raknerud 6 days, 20 hours ago

Thanks! it was fun I have a remote control app for my camera on my phone and that was fun to use for this

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Berckmans Peter 1 week ago

Must say , you have a good result here. Tried it a few times and never came out the way I wanted. I se you use the same camera I have, and happy with it? I am.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 week ago

Good morning Peter, thank you! 
Yes, I like the Fujifilm camera because it is so light and I can take it with me more often.  I'm still getting used to it and for these shots I used the remote control app on my phone for the shutter release, have you tried that? Its weird to use 2 "cameras" to take one picturesmile

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Lee Santiva 1 week ago

Morning Lee, yes I have used it and it works fine. I use the XT10 for about 2y now and love it. Would like to have the XT30 ( saving up for that ). Do you have any primes already for your camera? Fuji lenses are great but not the cheapest ones. But I must say the cheaper XC series lenses are pretty fine, and i use it still a lot. Have fun.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 days, 21 hours ago

I've only got the "standard issue" lens for the XT10 right now. My next investment will be in a lens with tele. I had also considered a macro lens, however, they are very expensive and not so versatile and  the extension tube is sufficient for the type of macros I'm doing right now. Good to know we have the same equipment in case I have a question smile

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