Photography

In Traffic Again


This was taken in Downtown San Diego in The Gaslamp District. It is the heart of San Diego Nightlife. There are great places to eat, have a libation and meet new people. The area is spitting distance to Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres and is get a few steps north of the Convention Center. We had the privilege to attend a fundraiser featuring the hilarious comedienne, Monique Marvez at The Hard Rock. She calls herself, The Reality Chick…because she tells it like it is! Aside from telling stories that will split your gut, she is a genuinely nice person. We hope to meet her again soon!

Now about this picture – it was shot on a tiny traffic island. Cars were zipping by left and right. We had managed to elude the “No Tripod Police” and discretely set up shot. Nikon D90 with a 10-20mm wide-angle was mounted low on a sturdy tripod. To avoid camera shake, a remote shutter release was used. As you can see by the starring of the oncoming lights, a small aperture was used along with a long shutter speed to get the motion blur. If you would like to learn more about Light Trails and Motion Blur Photography, here are two articles I have written! Enjoy and happy shooting!

PS Click on the image for a sharper view – WordPress makes everything a bit fuzzy!

http://improvephotography.com/544/how-to-shoot-light-trails/

http://currentphotographer.com/motion-blur-photography-by-erik-kerstenbeck/

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2 responses

  1. I like the ghosty look to this.

    October 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

  2. What a cool shot! Please don’t become a hood ornament when you’re out doing this work, Erik!

    November 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

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