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

Dangerous Curves

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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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