Photo Info

Dimensions8255 x 5791
Original file size30.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Apr-17 02:31
Date modified6-Apr-17 09:52
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelPENTAX 645Z
Focal length35 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Exposure18s at f/14
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln Speedway

I doubt Abe Lincoln ever pondered the future morning rush of horseless carriages into the nation's capital, but if so, he may have imagined it somewhat like this. Cars speed across the Arlington Memorial Bridge past the Lincoln Memorial in the early morning hours.
Lens is the D FA35mm f/3.5 on the 645Z. It's an 18sec exposure using bulb mode, and I learned that the flimsy travel tripod I packed would jiggle with each passing car, so I had to open the shutter when no cars were coming to burn in the sky and memorial, then immediately close the shutter after a car passed to reduce motion blur. It took a few tries to get a clean shot, but was worth it!