Pentax K-1000, tripod
Vivitar 70-240
Kodacolor 400 (print)
Exposure unrecorded

Lights

 

You ever flip through the photos fresh back from the lab, and stumble across one that makes your jaw drop? This was the first time it happened for me.

Over a decade ago, on Interstate-81 outside Syracuse, NY following a total lunar eclipse, I was finishing out the roll on a borrowed camera and tried my first time-exposure as a few cars and trucks went past — I'm guessing roughly forty-five seconds. This is about 1:00 in the morning, and the light comes from a bright full moon. Did I know how well-composed this would turn out? Probably notů

And no attempt since has ever turned out this well...