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Through the Tunnel



A 4-second exposure with my camera strapped to the front of my car while driving slowly through a tunnel...

A 4-second exposure with my camera strapped to the front of my car while driving slowly through a tunnel...
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14 Comments | Report
rose7
 
rose7 November 19, 2013
Beautiful colour! Very neat shot :)
Timbo
 
Timbo November 20, 2013
Very, very creative ... Well done... Be proud of your work....
galeryann
 
galeryann January 01, 2014
Amazing shot
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jvillainc January 31, 2014
Great photo - voted!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita February 11, 2014
gorgeous color, composition and awesome camera work.
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kathleenweetman March 20, 2014
What a clever one . Voted
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scottlandonblake May 03, 2014
This may be the coolest expression of creative photography I've ever seen on viewbug! Totally awesome!

Landon
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FrankSomma May 11, 2014
Amazingness. Bloody brilliant ecm, what a fantastic result!
lisagallant
 
lisagallant October 09, 2014
Neat picture!
jonathanbradbury
 
jonathanbradbury August 27, 2015
Excellent shot/ idea!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 25, 2015
Congratulations on your Runner Up win in Shades Of Blue Photo Contest!
janland PRO+
 
janland September 26, 2015
Fantastic creative shot..congrats!
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Herbetch September 26, 2015
Love it!
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CPF_Photography May 02, 2017
Excellent work

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Behind The Lens

Location
In a two-lane car tunnel connecting two highways
Time
Night
Lighting
The only light was provided by my headlights and the fluorescent lights in the tunnel
Equipment
Nikon D300s, Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye, Nissan Altima
Inspiration
I wanted to get some slow exposure shots with my camera strapped to the front of my car. I used heavy-duty tie straps to secure the camera to the front of my car, and had it in manual mode with a best guess of ISO 100, f/11, 4-second shutter. I drove all over the city at night taking slow exposures while the car was moving. I had no idea how cool this tunnel would look until I parked the car and looked at the photos. While a lot of my shots that night were choppy and messy, this one was really smooth, mostly because I slowed down to about 15 mph and had no one else in the tunnel with me.
Editing
Just some minor color correction and cloning out some lens dust that accumulated while I was driving
In my camera bag
Nikon D800, Nikkor 16-35mm f/4, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8, Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye
Feedback
Be careful! If you're strapping a camera to a car, there are significant external forces at play. Also, I recommend being a passenger while taking the photos and letting someone else concentrate on driving. It can be a lot of fun though, and you'll get some really trippy shots out of it.

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