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Taken at 9:19pm on the way home from a shoot at Sandringham Beach under the light of a full moon. A bulb exposure of around 40 seconds @ f7.1. Couldn’t let it go too long otherwise the moon would blur out. Hadn’t taken a pic from this spot before but it’s pretty close to home :)

They have been widening this freeway for months to make it 4 lanes bothways but I don’t think they have yet realised that it still has to go down into a 3 lane tunnel in peak hour to cross the Westgate Bridge. In peak hour it may as well be a 2 lane tunnel because they have to close the left lane in heavy traffic to let through emergency vehicles in the event of an emergency someone wasn’t smart enough (or prepared to spend enough money) to put in a shoulder!

Taken with my trusty Canon 40D with 10-22mm lens, Velbon tripod and trusty canon shutter release otherwise a bulb exposure wouldn’t be achievable.

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  • eclectica
    eclecticaover 5 years ago

    Well done Alistair a very impressive peice of work!!!

  • thanks veronica :)

    – Alistair Wilson

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    Well done with the camera settings

  • cheers BigD

    – Alistair Wilson

  • rjore
    rjoreover 5 years ago

    Very nice night-shot. Like the framing with the strong leading lines, the moon and the clouds around it.

  • thankyou ronald

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Laura Cutmore
    Laura Cutmoreover 5 years ago

    ooohhh fantastic, that moon is perfect! great image :]

  • cheers laura ;)

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudover 5 years ago

    Very well done…. I have not really tried this yet…

  • thanks jeff!

    – Alistair Wilson

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 5 years ago

    Love the light trails, a most impressive long exposure image, well done,
    Regards, Rod.

  • thanks very much rod

    – Alistair Wilson

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 5 years ago

    Stunning lines and comp, great shutter speed!

  • thanks as always mate

    – Alistair Wilson

  • danielson
    danielsonover 5 years ago

    brilliant light trails, well done

  • cheers mate

    – Alistair Wilson

  • niggle
    niggleover 5 years ago

    very cool shot

  • thanks mate

    – Alistair Wilson

  • David Bradbury
    David Bradburyover 5 years ago

    Fantastic. Love it

  • Cheers David. apprecoate it

    – Alistair Wilson

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