Judith Ponti-Sgargi  

Untitled by Judith Ponti-Sgargi

November 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Settings: f16, 10 sec, ISO 100, 160 mm on a crop sensor at 7:45 a.m., tripod and remote cable release

I purposely selected a location with a hill and minimal interference from other light sources. The night before I photographed a major road running through London that was flat and lit by overhead street lights. I chose this example with minimal light trails because I liked the simple composition and wanted to avoid lights from ongoing traffice. With covid, the road is less travelled.

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5 comments posted

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
The light trails are very eye-catching and effective. I love how they come down the hill and then run out of the photo.   Posted: 11/05/2020 12:41:10

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
A very cool colour of lights with a texture of road so very clearer.   Posted: 11/10/2020 05:10:11

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Interesting to do a light trails image when it would seem to be quite light already and may be wouldn't work but it has. The bright red and orange lights coming in from the bottom left and contrasted with the autumnal colours either side is really effective.   Posted: 11/14/2020 08:08:39
Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

I was equally surpised to get the light trails. I did some images, then took took some images of fall leaves in the Medway Valley adjacent to this road. Then I thought why not try a couple more images just to compare how light trails look under different light conditions. I chose this image because red and cyan and blue and yellow are complementary colors and it was a simple but interesting curve.   Posted: 11/14/2020 16:26:12

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
I love the swoop to the right when the lights hit the bottom of the image.   Posted: 11/15/2020 16:43:31