Saturday, August 29, 2020

Andy's Angles: The Scene of the Crime

It has been said the killer always returns to the scene of the crime.  Guilty as charged!

This is where I made my first attempt at slow shutter speed photography.  It's the Scranton side of the Viewmont Mall parking lot, looking down over Interstate 81 and the Central Scranton Expressway.  81 runs left to right.  The expressway is top to bottom.

The second photo is that first experiment, in late January.

Clearly, there are differences.  The January image was shot with a 24 mm lens, and it's much wider than the recent effort, with a 40 mm lens.

Neither shot is perfect.  Each has its plusses and minuses.  I do like the wider shot, where you can see more of the light trails on the expressway.  On the other hand, there is less dead space in the tighter view.  also, foreground weeds are eliminated.

Like many photography techniques, it's easy to do on a passable level, but difficult to do well.  I promise to keep trying.