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Leicester Road, Rugby. The nearly sunset!

Leicester Road, Rugby.

Leicester Road, Rugby: Light trails at dusk.

Light trails at dusk.

There’s nothing more disappointing than seeing what looks like a brilliant sunset in the making – only to discover it isn’t when you get out with the camera! So today, I decided to make do with a shot of light trails on Leicester Road, Rugby.

Having said that, the sky was at least interesting. Using a very small aperture, I was able to extend the exposure to a decent 10 seconds. It was then just a case of waiting for the right traffic.

In fact, I was quite lucky. An articulated lorry went past in one direction, and a bus the other. The latter has given the yellow/orange stripe (from the destination display). The truck has given the higher level red lights.

Interestingly, there is what looks like a crease in the image. This is, in fact, the roof line of the lorry. Although it wasn’t what I set out to take, i am very pleased with this shot of Leicester Road.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 10 November 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 24mm
  • F/22
  • 10 Sec
  • ISO 100

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