Night trails on highway (First attempt, odd story)

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  1. Campbell

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    First attempt at night trails:
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    76mm
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    f/13
    ISO 100

    I had some free time tonight so I figured I'd finally get myself out onto the highway and try taking some shots. After driving for a bit I found a nice spot that I thought would be good for capturing what I wanted, so I went off the road and far into the median so I wasn't close at all to the traffic. I had taken about 15 shots and was in the middle of composing my next attempt when I heard a loud honk behind me. I look behind me to find a Florida State Trooper car with the window rolled down with an angry man inside. He starts yelling in my direction, asking what I was doing. I told him I was taking a picture, at which time time he asked me of what :)er:). I said the road, and apparently that wasn't the answer he was looking for. He told me I better get out of there right away or else he's going to write me several tickets that'll cost me $200+. I wanted to ask how I was breaking multiple laws, but he was a grumpy old man and you just don't mess with the troopers down here. So I got in my car, came home, and had to settle with the few shots I had got before I had to leave.

    C&C welcome.
     
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    do you have any at f/22 and about 30sec?
     
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    I like this shot. The pattern with the street lights is really nice.
     
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    Thanks Marcus :)

    Here's one of the first ones I tried at f/18 and 30 sec (unedited):
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    And one at f/18, 25 sec (unedited):
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    i just don't like all the signs and other things in the background, if you mean't highway lights like all the lights you see on a highway then i guess you got it, but if you want more like just the cars it would be better to maybe go into the woods a bit where you would only see trails from the cars.
     
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    I love the patterns in the street lights.. The background clutter takes away from the shot though, IMO.. Still a cool looking shot! :hail:


    And since when has photography become a crime?
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys.
     
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    i like it...wish all the signs werent there..

    check out my night lights shot (suburbia at night)
     
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    I thought having some signs in the background would look good, but the car lights reflecting off of them kind of messed up what I was going for. I'll have to find a new spot to try next time without any signs that will cause poor reflection (whenever I get the courage to go back out).
     

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