I was coming home from class out at Glen Echo, and had the 5D in the front seat with me. I was feeling bored sitting at traffic lights, and decided to play with long time exposures.
This first one was hand-held, balanced on the steering wheel, while waiting at the light. The exposure is long enough that only the reflectors in the bike wheels, lit by my headlights, and the legs of pedestrians who passed through their beams, recorded.
I realize taking these shots was a bit insane, but I wanted to see what I could get with motion blur of the buildings and oncoming lights, while keeping the vehicle I was following sharp. The following bit didn’t work so well (for that I need some kind of brace I can clamp to the center console), but I think the results are pretty darned cool anyway.
Two more shots from stoplights, watching pedestrians cross. In these cases, though, I was aiming for following the pedestrians. These would have been good candidates for second-curtain flash, but I was in the car, driving, and I don’t have a convertible to hold the flash out the top. So more cool experiments result. And all the more justification for getting a convertible!