Lake Burley Griffin

PhotographerJohn Seamons
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyJohn Seamons
City/CountryCanberra , Australia
Photo Date24 April 2011
Technical InfoCanon 5DII, 200mm f/2.8 & 1.4x
Entry Description

I wanted to take an abstract photo of a street that runs alongside Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. I set up my tripod at dusk, chose a low shutter speed, and started tracking vehicles. In the final photo, I wanted the vehicle to be sharp enough to be recognisable, but the background to be blurred into a series of stripes. I also wanted to capture the beams of the headlights and the colours of the sunset. It took many attempts, over several days, until I got the shot that I was after.