Coming and Going

Coming and Going

Coming and Going, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

After dark, before moonrise, I set my tripod up on the median strip of University Ave at Sixth Street in Berkeley, California. I selected the location because there’s plenty of traffic, and the road makes a little bend before heading up the overpass over train tracks and Interstate 80. You can see the sign for the well-known Spenger’s Seafood Grotto restaurant on the right.

The main challenge was not to get so engrossed in photography that I forgot where I was. I imagine that if I’d swung my booty out over the traffic lanes it would have been swiped.

When cars stopped at the Sixth Street light some of the drivers spoke to me: “Hey man, what’s your exposure time?”

For the record, this was an 8 second exposure at f/29 and ISO 100, with a moderate wide-angle focal length (36mm).

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