Sunday, November 20, 2011

Flying Betty

Here's my car (her name is Betty) and she's just hitting warp speed I think.  This was a lucky fluke from my most recent photography assignment.

I was learning about shutter speed and how images  change as shutter speed is adjusted.  I took many photos of cars on the highway starting with very fast shutter speeds and then slowing them down and down and down.  To me the most interesting photos were the ones with a lot of blur.  But the best of all was this photo of Betty accelerating.  The effect came from a car coming the other way with the blur perfectly placed to show the driverless car accelerating.  I've also adjusted it with antique colours in the post processing.  I'm having so much fun learning about all these things.


  1. Oh My Goodness...
    I am bowing to your greatness.
    I wonder how many shot you took till you got this one. I delete so many.
    Alas, I will be staying with my little point and click. When I first started taking photo I lugged around the camera bag with all the lens and extras, forty years ago. But after the fire destroyed all the children photos I took and trips, I just sorta gave up. I like just grapping my small camera and clicking away.

    I can't wait to see more of you class projects.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Hey Parsnip, it was a lucky fluke although I did take a lot of shots of blurred cars. I've never had an SLR camera. This is the closest I've come to fooling around with exposure and shutter speed. It's fun to learn but you know those point and shoot cameras can take some awesome photos too. Thanks for your comment.

  3. Very cool effect! I wouldn't have thought that a passing car could give you the sense of movement in a stationary car. You are having such fun.


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