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Night lights at the overpass

The Thursday trans global challenge: Night lights.
Two types of lights in this one. the red diagonals are the top lights of a tractor trailer truck on this I-40 over pass. The bridge is lit up by my car head lights on high. The exposure took too many seconds. I do NOT recommend trying this one unless you really know the road and that traffic is miminal. Nothing like setting up a tripod in the middle of a road at night, next to your running car for a time exposure--it gets the adrenaline running. This shot was at late twilight so I was able to get some good coloring in the sky with the time exposure.

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Guest 19-Jan-2007 14:15
An interesting study in converging lines as well as lighting--you have railroad tracks, a highway with bright center lines, and an overpass slanting downward from right to left, all in one shot!
Guest 12-Nov-2006 02:04
Very nice shot, well captured !
Guest 10-Nov-2006 22:33
thanks for risking your life...the twilight and the red streak are a nice touch...
Guest 10-Nov-2006 19:53
nice setup
Guest 10-Nov-2006 15:01
Cool shot love the red lines on top
Jen Bixler10-Nov-2006 04:54
Worth the risk!
Guest 10-Nov-2006 02:32

i really like this image. So direct. v
Guest 10-Nov-2006 01:39
Bill Ewart Jr10-Nov-2006 01:08
These challenges are getting dangerous! Wait till you see next weeks challenge: Free falling from great heights!!! (Just kidding!)
Dave Wixx10-Nov-2006 00:51
Judging by the light trails, it was a bumpy road!!
Eckhart Derschmidt10-Nov-2006 00:41
Kind of dangerous indeed, but worth the effort. Great result!
Cindi Smith10-Nov-2006 00:22
I love it! I'm glad that no one ran over you! What we will do for a great shot!
Guest 10-Nov-2006 00:14
Great job, I like the way your car lights look.
Guest 09-Nov-2006 23:40
very cool - I did light trails too!
Linda Willets09-Nov-2006 23:23
Yvonne09-Nov-2006 23:05
Ray :)09-Nov-2006 22:00
Well done on this; especially shooting at twilight.
Deborah Lewis09-Nov-2006 21:46
Bravo - great capture!
olivier bruning09-Nov-2006 21:29
like the light under the overpass...nice composition as well!
Michael Shpuntov09-Nov-2006 20:52
Great sky an light. Kudos to your adrenaline.
chrisse09-Nov-2006 20:37
Great light and colour, and very handy that tractor just passed by.
Jola Dziubinska09-Nov-2006 20:00
Barbara Heide09-Nov-2006 19:38
Love the mood! exposure and composition too!
Guest 09-Nov-2006 19:36
Yes, long exposure at night gives very nice colors.
Peter Guess09-Nov-2006 19:10
Nice composition and perspective.
Guest 09-Nov-2006 18:04
Excellent shot.
laine8209-Nov-2006 16:48
Risk taking for PAD...we've all done it :>) Was well worth the effort.
beverley harrison09-Nov-2006 16:45
love those light trails!!
Scott Browne09-Nov-2006 16:23
Very well done. Love the coloring in the sky. Glad you didn't get hit trying to get the shot!
JSWaters09-Nov-2006 16:15
So, you're a daredevil as well! The geometry becomes very compelling with those red streaks of lights.
royalld09-Nov-2006 15:19
Great exposure.
You have the courage and fortitude of a combat photographer. Nice work.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography09-Nov-2006 13:40
Excellent shot :)
Guest 09-Nov-2006 07:47
This is really great! The colors and lights are wonderful!
Sheila09-Nov-2006 07:00
Kind of spooky with your lights on the underpass like that.
The tractor lights came out great!
Dan Chusid09-Nov-2006 05:46
Beautiful slow exposure Bill.
Extra points for bravery!
Wei O'Connell09-Nov-2006 05:46
Very nice night shot. Beautiful composition.
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