In this image, I held the shutter open for a minute to turn the motion of the cars into solid streaks of yellow and red light. I also underexposed by a couple of stops at f/11 to allow the background to go black while making the colors of the cars in motion more vivid.
When I saw the image in the Light Table mode of Adobe Bridge, the world was indeed abstracted out of the photo. All I saw was the S-shaped curve made by the car lights. Perhaps a little like the curve one should aim for in Photoshop when editing the Luminosity channel of a photograph in LAB color mode.