View 217: Speed Demon

View out the front windshield of a 2012 Ford Focus driving around Syracuse, New York.

View out the front windshield of a 2012 Ford Focus driving around Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/11-16mm, 3s, f/16, ISO 1600, EV 0, 16mm focal length.

My wife drove me all over Syracuse, New York as I rode in the backseat trying to get a good long exposure photo out of the front windshield.  Something I have had on my list of things to try for awhile now. I wonder if any of my readers from Central New York can guess where this was taken.

I used a monopod to allow me get a good grip on my camera during the 1 to 3 second exposures I used.  The photo above is the only one from the night drive which came out fairly sharp in the car at speed.

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17 Responses to View 217: Speed Demon

  1. Cool! Seems that I’ve seen this somewhere before….. with the steering wheel on the OTHER side of the car 😉


  2. Karma says:

    You must have a very patient wife! I can’t imagine my hubby driving me around just to get photos. Although now that I have a newly licensed daughter…


  3. milkayphoto says:

    Aw, what a nice wife you have! Nicely done, Scott. Funkyslug will surely be proud! 🙂


  4. Carsten says:

    That’s a good outcome of the drive. You caught the speed.
    -Do you have the yellow sodium lights all over? I do not always like the color, but here it matches the dashboard fine.


  5. Carsten says:

    I’m afraid the white balance will have a hard job. The light is practically monochromatic. But you could modify the color in PS if you want to change the look.


  6. Giiid says:

    You have a very nice wife. There is a touch of spaceship at this photo, and spaceship speed. I like it. Your car seems very modern to me, I´m used to cars which starts by crank. 😉


    • Now, Birgitte, I do not believe that. It is a new car with a lot of convenience gadgets like satellite radio and the Sync system which lets me talk to the car to make phone calls and stuff. Pretty cool but, like many women in my life, it sometimes does not understand me. 😀


  7. truels says:

    I love this photo – so full of speed and colors. And driving you around like here – your wife must be one of the (few?) women around you, that both understand you and your car!


  8. Gerry says:

    Now the only question is whether you’ll ever get to drive it again. Eye-popping image, Scott – I really like it. As for the location–the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel of course! (On your way to a Red Wings game, were you?)


  9. Sybil says:

    What a wonderful, futuristic photo. Bet the folks at Ford would like it !


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