You are looking at the result of a fun collaborative effort. A lovely young family friend was leaving our home very late Sunday night. She noticed the beautiful lighting effect of the traffic lights in the fog down the street. She came back to borrow a camera. I then grabbed my camera and tripod and we went out to see if we could capture the moment.
The police thought we looked a bit “out of place” and stopped to talk to us… (I should have said “talk to her”, she’s very attractive!) Satisfied that we weren’t causing any trouble, the officer asked if we would prefer the light to change to red. “Sure!”, we said. The two patrolmen drove around the block, tripped the automatic traffic light sensor and then turned off their headlamps so they wouldn’t ruin the shot.
As the officer pulled away, he said “…to protect and serve!”
Special THANKS to Karley! This is her vision.
This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 10D with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Prime lens. The shutter speed was 1/6th sec at f/4, no flash. The camera’s ISO was set to 1,600. A Manfrotto tripod was used. The photo is straight from the camera, as-is.
This shot was captured at the corner of High Street and 7th Avenue, in the city of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
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