21.01.14 - Firestorm

It has been a while since I posted a light trail image as a Daily. I love experimenting with long exposures, and this is one of my favourite spots for them on Lincoln High Street opposite the art deco neon of The Ritz pub and cinema. These shots can be a bit of a lottery, you never know quite what you're going to get, but the more you take the more you understand how they work. For me the knack is to choose an interesting location first, not just any old stretch of road. Then wait for an interesting vehicle to drive past, not just any old cars. This is a double decker bus, my favourite, with a shutter speed of 5 seconds. I got lucky with the way that the bus lights didn't obscure the word "Ritz", and even luckier that the closeness of the bus didn't vibrate the flat topped railing that I was using as a tripod :)

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