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Dangerous Curves
27-DEC-2010 Vern Rogers (fotabug)

Dangerous Curves


The photo was shot through the windshield. Part of the blurry effect and lack of wide DOF is due to curvature of the windshield, etc. The only way I could see for getting it better would have been to get out of the car, and I wasn’t going to do that on such a rainy day.
There was not much possibility for stopping down the aperture, which would have cut down on exposure. I needed the fast shutter speed and it was a dark morning, a problem we often have in Oregon early mornings. The light is a lot lower than one might think.

Nikon D3 ,AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 ED VR
1/500s f/4.8 at 120.0mm iso2000 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
Rebecca Leberman 29-Dec-2010 23:47
Zoom, zoom, zoom!!! Beautiful.
Steve Thuman29-Dec-2010 03:17
Looks like a fun bike ride!
Rich Strobel29-Dec-2010 00:30
Great shot Vern, a sports car road for sure.
Bob Moeller28-Dec-2010 22:37
There's that ribbon dropped by a child at play again.
Ruth Voorhis28-Dec-2010 20:48
Beautiful composition with lovely colors.
Barry Ailetcher28-Dec-2010 17:25
neat shot I hope drunks don't drive this
Guest 28-Dec-2010 17:04
Very neat shot!
Aaron M 28-Dec-2010 16:10
Wow Vern, this is stunning! I love how you used the curvy road to draw our eye through this photo. The only nitpick I might have is the shallow DoF makes for the front of the image to be somewhat blurry -- I see you handheld it but at 1/500sec you were getting a fast enough shutter speed that you could have stopped down the aperture a bit to get a bigger DoF. Love the fog, the little car, and just how peaceful it looks here! Well done!
fotog student28-Dec-2010 15:45
Make me queazy to look at it! - Debbie
Jeannie28-Dec-2010 14:39
That is some winding road, and you captured it so well...and with your new lens!
Jack Hoying28-Dec-2010 13:29
That's a motorcyclist dream road! Good find.
Linda G. 28-Dec-2010 13:27
I like the place from which you decided to photograph the curvy road; nice perspective!
Jeanne Newman28-Dec-2010 13:18
What a well-shot image! Love your choice of viewpoint!
Ed Duverger28-Dec-2010 12:36
Marvellous lines,carefuldriving must be recommended here
Graham 28-Dec-2010 09:55
Crikey and I thought all the roads in the States were straight, nice lines good pov
Bea.28-Dec-2010 09:06
Beautiful lines and colour tones.
Pauline28-Dec-2010 07:46
Lovely catch Vern.
JSB PHOTOGRAPHS28-Dec-2010 07:19
Wonderful zig zag in the road.
Laura Milholland28-Dec-2010 07:18
Makes me want to hop in the car and go for a ride, Vern! I really love the variety of greens you've caught here too.
paplvr28-Dec-2010 07:10
Love these curvy road shots. Linda S
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