Carmageddon II

 
Working for a large transportation agency has its advantages: a front-row seat to Carmageddon II, i.e. the demolition of the north side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405 freeway. 

 It was a good chance to practice some night photography. The top two photos were taken with my crappy 55-200 mm telephoto lens with the camera on a tripod. 

In the top shot, I used an ISO of 800 and shutter speed of 1/50 of a second. I got a lot of noise which I reduced in Lightroom. 

In the middle shot, I kept the ISO low at 100 and used a shutter speed of 6/10 of a second. No noise! Like the first shot, I used a remote release. They're cheap. Buy one!

The bottom photo, which I like for some reason, I got up on a concrete block to shoot over the K rail and used my 10-24 mm lens, handheld. I kind of dig the composition even if there's a lot of black space and unoccupied space in the photo. Those are the lights of the San Fernando Valley in the distance. 

I have a few other photos in a gallery on my SmugMug site. You can also follow me on Twitter.

--S.H.

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