Drive by Photography – Out here in the fields

What you can see in this image is just a bit of how large some of the farms are along this stretch of highway.  A few even covered both sides of the highway.  What you cannot see (and I tried my best to enhance the colors) is that in the fallow field there were all of these great colors from the grass, dirt, weeds, dandelions and some little purple flowers which blanketed the area.  If I had been able to stop and focus better I might have captured the full range of colors.

This leads us to the disadvantages of shooting like this, you can miss out on some details.  Forget about trying to zoom in or out, there isn’t enough time when you are moving this quickly.  Your shutter speed must be fast in order to get a sharp image and even with all of those taken into consideration all it takes is one bump or rough patch of road and well, you get the point.  Most important tip – don’t try to do this and cause any accidents for yourself, your driver or those driving around you.  Obey all traffic laws which is exactly what we did.

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  1. #1 by ngfayeng on April 28, 2016 - 5:32 am

    Love the picture!

  2. #3 by milfordstreet on April 28, 2016 - 9:19 am

    …I fight for my meals, I get my back into my living…..=)

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on April 28, 2016 - 9:50 am

      YES! He caught it 🙂 I was going to do a song title for yesterday’s post but it was a bit obscure.

      • #5 by milfordstreet on April 28, 2016 - 11:49 am

        One of my favorite songs, though the rationale for the title evades me. Cheers.

      • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on April 28, 2016 - 3:45 pm

        It was the Who! We know what they were doing when they wrote these songs 😉

      • #7 by milfordstreet on April 28, 2016 - 4:16 pm


  3. #8 by Lignum Draco on April 28, 2016 - 9:57 am

    I’m glad you’re law-abiding. 🙂
    Another option is to go with the motion and use a longer exposure for an artistic blur. I haven’t tried it myself, but it may be worth a go.

    • #9 by imagesbytdashfield on April 28, 2016 - 10:01 am

      Thanks for the suggestion although the way some parts of that highway were the image would end up looking like a heart monitor 😉

  4. #11 by A. Blake on April 28, 2016 - 11:03 am

    A drive by shooting….

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