Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/14, 25 sec, Raw
Basisschool St. Petrusschool
I like to use long exposure photography just to differentiate from other people who takes photographs of the same things. I found few pictures online from this spot and all seem to be very similar. that’s why I like to try something different. One of the way is to do light trails. Simply set your camera to a longer shutter speed and wait until a car comes by. This creates an amazing effect and it makes your picture to stand out from others out there.
You don’t always need to wait for a car, you can use other sources of light. Torches, head lamps, colorful pocket lights, etc. Anything that produces light is great. After seeing some of the tutorials from Evan Sharboneau – Trick Photography And Special Effects I started playing with different kind of sparklers. They are awesome. As soon as I master some of the techniques and I feel confident to share it here, I will.
Back to this picture. I was going to town and took this way instead of taking Limbrichterstraat. I completely forgot that the other building opposite site has been filled with blue. As I came closer, I wasn’t sure if the light is going to be strong enough for the camera to pick it up on the school. After seeing the first shoot, I was impressed! I slowed down the shutter speed even more and while I was waiting I thought It could be great to wait for a car to pass by. It took about 5 minutes before I saw a car.
I really like the lighting on this picture and so I wanted to share it with you.
I hope you like it too, please if you do, let me know and give it a thumbs up…
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