We recently drove from Virginia back to Colorado. It was not a vacation drive, so we did not stop for anything other than gas or a quick bite to eat. So, the “let’s-pull-over-and-take-a-picture-of-that” was not really an option.
The challenge becomes how creative can you get in a moving vehicle. It turns out that a moving car is a great place to hone your photography skills. Among the most important, anticipating a shot, making the right adjustments and pressing the shutter button “prior” to the shot you want. Clipping along at 75 miles an hour compresses the amount of time you have to make decisions down to a matter of seconds.
The other most important long-standing adage: “if you see it, shoot it.” Moments in photography don’t last for long and probably will not happen again.
Headed west on I-70, we ran into some passing storms in Kansas and momentarily came across this opportunity. The sun broke through an opening and lasted less than a minute. The timing with the oncoming trucks happened as a matter of a second.
After the 75 mile an hour challenge, a walk in the park or anywhere else, happens in slow motion.
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