52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

7. Car Lights


I’ve been wanting to try this shot for a long time… Luckily for me our photo challenge forced me to finally go give it a try. I think I may be addicted now to long exposure car light photos!ย Both photos were taken on a tripod. I included the settings I used under each photo.

Car Lights 1

Exposure: 30.0 sec; f/25; ISO 100; Aperture Priority

Car Lights 2

Exposure: 30.0 sec; f/25; ISO 100; Aperture Priority


Author: Mindy Towns

Hi, my name is Mindy Towns, I live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Along with several friends I have been participating in a weekly, theme based, photo blog since August 2012. Each year we receive a new list of 52 themes. We then post a photo each week that fits one of the themes along with a brief description about why we feel the photo fits the theme. Over the years I have learned a lot about my camera, new photography technics and also a lot about my fellow bloggers. I've peeked into their homes, met their families and traveled to exotic places through their photos. This year I am challenging myself further by trying to become even more creative in my posts. I found the cutest little Playmobil person complete with a camera and a little dog. She is going to be my little personal assistant over the coming months. I'm going to use many of the photo skills I have learned from participating in the photo challenge along with some new photoshop tools I have been practicing. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I change things up a bit this year. Perhaps some of you will raid someones toy chest or toss something cute into your Target shopping cart and get a little silly with me. If you want to see examples of my grown up photography please visit one of my links listed on this blogs home page!

31 thoughts on “7. Car Lights

  1. Good job. Long exposure is a lot of fun.

  2. These are really cool Mindy! You can even see the reflector pads in the center of the road. Love the colors.

  3. Wow, really nice. You are making me want to go out to play on the highway!

  4. you can see the different colored headllights – very cool. But – I hate the blue ones when I am driving – they blind me!

    • I didn’t expect there to be so many colors…. I loved the little bits of blue and yellow that showed up. I’m not sure where the little green streak came from either. Was fun, have to try again from another place sometime!

  5. That is so cool. Thanks for the settings too.

  6. Very well done Mindy. Certainly you were on a bridge or overpass?

  7. I love the results of slow shutter photos. Good clear shots.

  8. Right on! Long exposure is on my list to try as well!

  9. Wow! Love these shots and amazing for your first try!

  10. Super cool!

  11. These are great. Crisp and clear. Thank you for the settings. I need to find somewhere to take them now.

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