Sunday, April 08, 2007

Country Drive

I love driving on roads where trees create a tunnel. Good Friday afternoon was partially cloudy, and my camera decided it needed extra slow shutter speeds.

16 comments:

  1. I wish you were driving and I took this. It just such a great photo.

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  2. I agree, this is good. Such a green tunnel can be a delight. And preferably someone else does the driving…

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  3. Exquisite!!! I LOVE this photo!

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  4. Great motion shot! I feel like I am propelled through this tunnel myself.

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  5. I fell in love with this picture when I laid my eyes on it!Very nice!

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  6. ooh, i'm so impressed. this is so good.

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  7. .. to great effect!. I like the grayscale of this photograph!

    cheers!

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  8. Oh wow! I love the effect! It's totally amazing. It feels like a vision of a "monster" in a horror movie.

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  9. Thanks for visiting, and for the comments, people.

    Ben, thanks for buying a convertible in spite of my rather strong and not-so-polite protest way back when, and thanks for always driving. (Though if I drove, I think you'd go mad. Seriously.)

    Per, in spite of 7 years in the US as a grownup and 12 years in NZ, I don't drive. So, yeah, we're safe.

    Rita, I would have never tried B&W if you didn't recommend it, so thanks.

    Carol, kind of like the airplane/roller coaster videos?

    Dijah, well, thanks!! It was great fun, especially because I couldn't see what I was shooting, so I just tried to make the end of the tunnel come to the center of the LCD panel.

    Eddie, you just made my day, mate!

    Lachezar, I get 'distracted' by colors, not just in photography but in many ways, so I only wanted to try light/shadow that day; in this series, it just came out this way.

    Ming, weren't there scenes like this also in LOTR when supposedly we were seeing Frodo through the eyes of the Dark Riders?

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  10. wow what a speedy photo:)

    Meg, maybe I misunderstood the May Theme day? Help me pls what is the "task" cos I am pretty confused now:)

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  11. awesome! dont drive too fast, ben or meg!

    i'm gonna try this technique :)

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  12. Very cool effect....looks like a great road for driving!
    Happy Easter from your friends in Minneapolis!
    Will you be travelling here this Summer?

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  13. Zsolt, I'll email you on our understanding of the next theme day.

    Kris, I can't remember how fast, but it's a relatively narrow road and you really can't go too fast, unless you're a teenager, I suppose.

    Piika, thanks.

    C&D, well, that is the plan for now, and the NZ$ is relatively strong for the time being, but it's still quite a bit financial commitment and I'm not feeling confident at the moment.

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  14. Hi Meg & Ben - wonderful shot - just so nice to look at.

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  15. Thanks, Paul. The light is autumnal now, and we've been having better shots, too.

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