Well, I was afraid of running out of time to try and play at photographing sound and vision, so I snapped a couple of quick early-morning highway driving shots on the way to work.

There’s a rather new apartment mid rise with these neon (probably led or something) lights on the edges that change color every few minutes. If I’m running on time, they change from blue to red as I go past. If I’m early (like today), they’re blue the whole time. I don’t know if they change to any other colors…

So I actually shot this with some intent: I knew the building would be there, I knew the camera had to be ready (and not endlessly writing some 18 second exposure to the cheap memory cards I have), and I knew I wanted to try and get it coming and going, just to see what that looked like, and this panning as I went around the curve on the highway resulted in the arc of oncoming headlights at the bottom.

I also knew that I would need to stop the exposure at some point, so after I passed the building, I pressed the front of the lens agains my slacks, which prevented a bunch of blow-out like I would normally get with this lens.

So I’m acting with more intent when I shoot while driving to work, and with all the pretty, swirling colors and other stuff going on, I’m really pleased with this shot.

Good times.

D7000. Sigma 30mm f/1.4. ISO100, 30sec. (AP mode), f/11, -1EV. Rather heavily processed, but not as much as you might think.

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