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December 9, 2010

Lucky

While traveling through California at night, I saw the most amazing full moon. Luckily, my camera was handy, so I took it out and starting shooting.
Have you ever tried taking a picture while going 85 on the freeway at night?
It's no easy task, let me tell you.

Unless you're in to the snake-like headlight blurs.
You can't use your flash because it will reflect off the windshield.

You can't use a tripod, for obvious reasons.
You can't exactly stop in the middle of the road.

You can't predict when you will come across a nice big road bump, either.

I guess it's just hit and miss. Pure luck, I suppose. I shot, and shot, got frustrated, changed settings, adjusted lighting, and eventually gave up because nothing looked quite right.

When I got home, I put the photos into my (not-so-trusty) computer, and found this one. Right at the beginning. Before any frustration had set in. Sheesh... It's not anything amazing, but considering the others, I kinda liked it.

Maybe I'm luckier than I thought.
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5 comments:

Ryanne said...

Night shots in a car are tough! I often prop it on the dash board and hope for a smooth road.

Cecily R said...

It's sort of a metaphor for life isn't it? Or am I just tired and acting obnoxiously philosophical again??

CJ said...

Oooh I love that last one! Car shots are so difficult and frustrating...!!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Great post...and so true!

Natalie said...

The last shot is great. It should be in a magazine as an ad for the car that is in it :)