Saturday, June 10, 2006

Dawn Over Interstate 5


I'll continue to fill you in on my early morning misadventures from last Tuesday. After taking several shots of the only two barns I could find I decided to hop in the car and head back to the highway in search of a different county that would have a higher barn quotient. This was my second fatal error.

I had forgotten that Interstate 5, which runs north/south along the entire length of the west coast of America, takes an unusual turn towards the west in that area of Washington. I had been hoping that I could simply exit off the highway and immediately be in a position to point my camera eastward and capture the sunrise.

The problem, I discovered, was that it was nearly impossible to point the lens eastward without including the I-5 in all its glory. Keep in mind that I was very groggy, having spent only an hour and a half sleeping in the car, and I was in a hurry to capture the sunrise before it was over. Because of my foggy intellectual state I was not in the best mind-space for problem solving. The image you see here is the best I could come up with. Next time I'll be sure to bring coffee.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 58mm, f/8.0, 1/40 sec, ISO 50

29 Comments:

Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

The colors are lovely, nice shot!

9:11 PM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous Jason Ertel said...

Beautiful! The colors are wonderful!

Regards,
Jason

10:34 PM, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Ash said...

Gorgeous colors!

10:42 PM, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Yanik said...

weheyyyy Great capture here...Love that colour..well done timmy...

11:26 PM, June 10, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

A fine composition with the street lamps converging so nicely in a diagonal line! A beautiful sunrise shot, more color than I've seen on the east coast for a sunrise in months!

12:33 AM, June 11, 2006  
Anonymous Shuva said...

The street lamps adds some charaxter to this composition.

12:56 AM, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

I think this is a really good composition. The human element is visible with the inclusion of the streetlamps and the plume of smoke/steam rising. I like the way you framed this shot. Not to mention the colors are wonderful.

4:41 AM, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Jean said...

Oui , même les fumées d'usine peuvent être belles !
Les Fauves , en 1905 , les ont peintes avec bonheur !

11:03 AM, June 11, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

Quit complaing Timmy :p
A very good picture and the elements of the streetlamps and the smoke plume make it different.

12:08 PM, June 11, 2006  
Anonymous Still said...

Fine framing and warm colors...

1:19 PM, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Nicola said...

I agree with shuva - the street lamps are cool in this shot!

1:27 PM, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Yup...the street lights make this shot...great colour too!

4:29 PM, June 11, 2006  
Anonymous unklrbrt said...

Another great shot for 'our' book Timmy.
I think that you should be now be shooting to avoid post-processing (for this first book). Maybe the second one we'll make mostly post-processing shots.

I've been sick in bed with something like flue since Friday. Hopefully it will disappear soon.

The barn picture does nothing for me!

Keep up the good work!

unklrbrt

4:55 PM, June 11, 2006  
Blogger pasivirta said...

yeah, I like the contrast of the technology and the nature, capturing beauty in both.

5:24 PM, June 11, 2006  
Anonymous pixibition said...

great perpective of the lamp posts sihouette...also the warm sunlight is amazing:-)

7:00 PM, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Fraser said...

Interstate 5 has some very dreary stretches. At least the sunrise adds some interest, although this could have been done with photoshop. Much of amateur photography is serendipitous. You could just as easily run accross some very interesting scenery.

7:46 PM, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Tony said...

I dont know the road concerned, but this is a great sunrise pic. I do like early mornings the light always feels better..

:o)
T

9:56 PM, June 11, 2006  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

I like this shot. The plume of steam or smoke or whatever it is really adds a nice dimension to it.

10:16 PM, June 11, 2006  
Anonymous sil said...

Gorgeous color! The smoke adds depth to the pic. :)

11:49 PM, June 11, 2006  
Anonymous NoWords said...

lovely intense colors here!

2:57 AM, June 12, 2006  
Anonymous david said...

really great light, colour and silhouette!!! cheers :)

3:36 AM, June 12, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

Fantasatic sunset, lovely silhouettes, like how smoke looks like clouds, GREAT GREAT SHOT!

5:22 AM, June 12, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

I really love this. The smoke and the lights from the highway add to the photo. Despite what you call your fatal errors I love the shots you have posted from the expedition.

5:45 AM, June 12, 2006  
Blogger Don said...

A warm sky, clouds and silhouetted trees...very nice!

7:27 AM, June 12, 2006  
Anonymous John [moonhead] said...

The mornings are always the best and so seeing this great shot has made me want to set my alarm clock earlier than usual

7:39 AM, June 12, 2006  
Anonymous Alice said...

Very nice, Tim! The colors are incredible, and I like the plume of smoke....adds a nice eye-catching thing to connect it visually to the dark clouds at the top. Very nice framing.

7:19 AM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Emré said...

Patterned poles giving depth and scale to the smoke against the orange sky. Road below could be more interesting than above block of cloud perhaps? This is a nice shot, cheers.

11:00 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous MrC said...

hey, this is a great shot! love it lots i do!!
;)

11:07 PM, June 14, 2006  
Blogger Jasp said...

Nothing like suffering for your art :-)

8:35 AM, June 20, 2006  

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