Friday, February 15, 2008

On Coming Traffic

Driving home from my parents one evening, I decided to put the camera on the dash, set it for long exposures and see what I could get. This was the best one of the bunch. I really liked the results but learned a few lessons. 1) Clean the windshield before setting out. A lot of shots were killed because of the spotty nature of the windshield and the fact that those spots were illuminated by any light. Not easy to fix after the fact. 2) Secure the camera better. A few times the camera went sliding a bit, but I was using a point and shot figuring if it slide off, it would be ok. 3) Shoot after it is dark. There is still a lot of light for the camera to pick up on a long exposure. Thanks for stopping by.


D.C. Confidential said...

I've done this a few times of the last couple of months! It's fun, isn't it? Yours turned out much more stable than mine. Then again, I'm driving on I-66 and the surface roads in the District... Pot hole hell!

Nice picture.

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Thanks very much. I found that in my case the dashboard was shaped just right to help hold the camera. But I am looking for a suction cup bracket to see if it helps. I think the bounce of the road can add something too. I appreciate all your great comments.