Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey


This week has probably been the hardest one for me since I started doing the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Journey is a pretty abstract term, and I kept thinking about how I wanted to capture it to be a little different, but when I ended up with was pretty typical – I think.

041112 Journey photo

Canon 60D | 18-135mm lens | 1″ | f/18 | ISO 100 | ND 4 filter

I drive up Cherry Lane every weekday on my way to work. But rather than photographing  the path in front of me, I used my rearview mirror to capture the road behind me, while looking south out my car window, which is the eventual direction I journey to my job in Murray.

The longer shutter speed allowed for the blur of what was moving, and since the camera was inside the car, the car isn’t blurred, thus allowing the image in the mirror to not be blurred. I set the tripod up on the passenger seat with the camera facing out the window. Using the shutter-release cable, I snapped a couple dozen shots along the way, but after a while, the sun got too high in the sky, and even with the Neutral Density filter the entire scene was washed out.

I’m okay with how this photo came out, namely because of the blue sky and clouds, scene through the blur of the buildings and trees whizzing past the side of the road. What do you think of the photo?

~signed, Carltonaut

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