"Light Trails" seemed to by my theme for the year.
In December of last year, I bought a couple of prime lenses for my camera, a 50 mm and a 24 mm pancake lens. A 40 mm lens then followed, and that one has become my favorite. I then spent a considerable amount of time watching YouTube videos on how to use the lenses, plus assorted other tips and tricks.
On a late January morning, around 3:30, I decided to give my newly acquired lenses and skills a try.
The flurries were flying when I was in the Viewmont Mall parking lot. Interstate 81 runs left to right. The North Scranton Expressway is beneath it. Downtown Scranton is glowing at the upper left.
I used the 24 mm pancake lens. It's a prime lens and doesn't zoom, so I have some ugly weeds and wires in the foreground. The shutter was open for 25 seconds. While your eye is drawn to the streaks of light, I really like how the green overhead signs pop in the darkness.
For the first time experimenting with a new lens and a long exposure, it really wasn't all that bad.
I tried it again a few months later. This time, it was along Route 315 in Pittston Township. Walmart is to my right. A truck stop if on the left. That part of highway is constantly busy and it was the perfect location to do a little painting with light.
There will be more light trail attempts in the new year.
Tomorrow, "reflecting" on 2020.