Speed of Light by James Cole

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This is another shot I took while out driving with friend Cole Stockman I’d actually seen him do something similar a few weeks earlier and thought I’d experiment with shooting long exposures out of a moving car too.

This was taken along the Eastlink Tollway. It was supposed to be a freeway but the government lied. How surprising…

Regardless of the deception in building the road, the blue lights of the toll gate certainly are pretty when put into high speed motion blur. Not that we were driving too fast. Nooo, you wouldn’t want to do that with all the speed cameras stealing more money along the tollroad.

Come to think of it, how do they allow speed cameras on a private road? Oh yeah, silly me, they created a law to allow it for that other great tollway we have, the Citylink. They even named it after the road, “The Citylink Act”.

But of course, it’s not really a private road seeing as it was funded with tax payer money. But who gets the profits I wonder???

Enough of the politics…

Camera Specs:
Camera – Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens – Canon EF24-104mm f/4L IS USM
Focal length – 65mm
Exposure – f/22
ISO – 640
Shutter – 10sec

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© James Cole


  • Filmart
    Filmartover 3 years ago

    hahah great shot James.

    yes apparently my citylink tag was overdue for about 2 seconds sometime this year. (thats how long they give you these days to pay for the extortion) and just received a police fine for using the tunnel. the fine was sent this week for an “offence” that occurred 6 months ago. how can you contest something that you dont have any chance of remembering!

  • Thanks Den.

    You contest not the offence that you supposedly committed but the legality of them issuing the fine in the first place. The road laws aren’t LAW, they are rules, guidelines at best. The fine system works of fear and apathy. Fear of standing up for yourself and confronting the big scary court room and the apathy of couldn’t be bothered “I’ll just pay it and be done with it.”
    I for one won’t be playing there game anymore. I’m waiting to hear about a court appointment for a parking fine I received while the meter was well and truly full.

    – James Cole

  • Dave Callaway
    Dave Callawayalmost 3 years ago

    This works really well.. great image.. :-))

  • Thanks Dave :)

    – James Cole

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersalmost 3 years ago

    This is Brilliant…….. one to be very proud of, Fantastic Work :)

  • Thank you Shannon :)

    – James Cole

  • Revenant
    Revenantalmost 3 years ago


    Just click on the banner to bask in the glory…

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 3 years ago

    WOW awesome image!!! :))))))))))))))

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