Back on the road again !

macker2006

Active Member
Ok, this months competition is starting to cost me too much in petrol, I've done miles looking for an 'over the edge' shot and not been happy with any of them. So, I decided to re-visit the M6 where I caught my 1st ever 'light trails from traffic' effort the other night and see if I could get a little more light in the picture. Only PP was to tweak the blue saturation a little and remove some nasty distracting tree. I deliberately included the bridge railing as I felt it was relevent to the theme. Anyway, this is the result !

The view 'over the edge' of a bridge at J15 of the M6. (Larger version on my Flickr page)

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Exif info added:
# Camera Make = Canon
# Camera Model = Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
# Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 20/1 second = 20.00000 second
# Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 56/10 = F5.60
# Exposure Program = shutter priority (4)
# ISO Speed Ratings = 100
# Exif Version = 0221
# Original Date/Time = 2007:04:09 20:45:38
 

SweetGirl

Well-known Member
This is great and very clever :clap: and on theme.

I wanna learn how to do this...:lesson:
 

Liquid101

Distinguished Member
It's a great shot, not sure about the 'over the edge' bit, but see where you're coming from.

The fact the horizon isn't level is a little distracting too. Still, lovely light trails - and a great spot.
 

Tobers

Well-known Member
Those are lovely light trails, and you've definitely got an edge in there. Lots of dynamic energy as well.
 

macker2006

Active Member
Thanks :thumbsup:

I wasnt sure about the horizon to be honest. Whichever way I cloned it (sky or clouds), it just seemd to add too much of one or another if you understand what I mean. I didn't really want to crop it either as I liked the full frame image, but I agree, its the one part of the image that I'm not happy with.

@Sweetgirl. This isnt actaully too hard of a shot, the tricky part is getting a good viewpoint without too much light pollution. Set your camera on a tripod, select shutter priority (TV mode on my 400D) and set it to 15, 20 or 30 seconds, see what comes out best. I used 20 seconds for this shot. (Oh yes, and dont even breath too near the camera as it's exposing ! lol)
 

bowenjones

Well-known Member
I was actually on that road about 7PM yesterday evening as I was on my way home from Alton Towers! Didn't happen to notice a blue Honda FR-V travelling just below the speed limit did you ;)
Excellent light trails macker :smashin:
To have both sides of the road busy at the same time is a bonus. Nice one :thumbsup:
 

SweetGirl

Well-known Member
Thanks :thumbsup:

I wasnt sure about the horizon to be honest. Whichever way I cloned it (sky or clouds), it just seemd to add too much of one or another if you understand what I mean. I didn't really want to crop it either as I liked the full frame image, but I agree, its the one part of the image that I'm not happy with.

@Sweetgirl. This isnt actaully too hard of a shot, the tricky part is getting a good viewpoint without too much light pollution. Set your camera on a tripod, select shutter priority (TV mode on my 400D) and set it to 15, 20 or 30 seconds, see what comes out best. I used 20 seconds for this shot. (Oh yes, and dont even breath too near the camera as it's exposing ! lol)


Thanku Macker. Trying it now :)
 

macker2006

Active Member
Thanku Macker. Trying it now

No problem, but you have to promise not to enter it in this months comp if it turns out better than mine ! :D :rotfl: :rotfl:

Didn't happen to notice a blue Honda FR-V travelling just below the speed limit did you
@Bowenjones - Bad news mate, that camera flash wasn't me ! :rotfl: :D
 

SweetGirl

Well-known Member
No problem, but you have to promise not to enter it in this months comp if it turns out better than mine ! :D :rotfl: :rotfl:

Could never turn out as good as yours....;)
 

tryingtimes

Well-known Member
Great spot you've chosen Macker. Love the dynamic of the trails off the left.
I actually like the sky - it gives the lighting in the rest of the picture some context - especially on the handrail.
 

macker2006

Active Member
Great spot you've chosen Macker. Love the dynamic of the trails off the left.

The on and off ramps on the left at J15 are mad mate, you virtually loop the loop ! Took about 10 attempts to actually get a picture with activity on all the ramps !
 

stevegreen

Distinguished Member
Great light trails and lots of them, nice one. Doesn't especially say over the edge for me without the explanation but a nice shot none the less.
 

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