Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mill and Motorcycles

Mill and Motorcycles

Dusk on a mid-summer Sunday in Independence, Iowa is an interesting time.  Most shops in the main part of town are closed, yet there is still quite a bit of activity happening.  I noticed people fishing and jet-skiing in the Wapsipinicon River by the mill, kids on bikes riding through the park and an unusual amount of traffic running though town.  Even some restaurants that one would think should be closed were open and doing well.  Granted, the town probably wasn't hopping as much as a Friday evening, but for a Sunday I thought it was pretty good.  I tried to capture some of that activity in this shot.  The motorcyclist were having a meal in Chinese restaurant just to the left of the shot and the light streaks represent the cars cruising up and down the main drag through town.  The long exposure to get the light streaks made the people on the sidewalks disappear, however.

I used my standard processing on this shot.  Other settings include:

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens
ISO: 200
Aperture: f16
Exposure Bias: 0.00
Shutter: 2.0
Focal Length: 16mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 5 exposures with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 1 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: Induro AB0
Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord

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