Nothing Original Here
After taking my recent sunset images at the airport, instead of putting the camera away, I thought I would try to recreate Funkyslug’s great driving image as an experiment for the drive home. It was a good learning experience which made me realize a few things. I now understand just how damn good Brian’s image really is given the challenges of driving, especially where he used a 30 second exposure and I used 8.
For this I set the camera to have an 8 second exposure which was triggered remotely after a ten second delay. I had the camera tripod setup behind the front passenger seat with the legs as wide as they would go. I didn’t use the seatbelt technique which bit me on one left turn when the tripod tipped toward the outside of the turn. Slower speeds resulted in sharper in-car details.
This was taken as wide as I could make it at 28mm and it is clear for this shot to really work, it needs to be a wider angle still. I think it would have also helped to reduce camera shake further. The only improvement of this image over its inspiration is that the steering wheel is on the correct side of the car. 😉 Thanks again, Brian!