Suburb in the Sun

By: Gustav Hoiland

Aug 07 2010

Category: street, Uncategorized

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Focal Length:66mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Wet Air

I’ve been exploring the streets around where I live by bike now, having exhausted the walking-distance possibilities. Still amazed at what I can find if I just ride until I’m admittedly lost, turning back to search for some landmark or highway that rings a bell. And of course I’m backpacking my camera for the trip.

On this particular quest the air was so humid the soles of my shoes didn’t dry out and were perpetually (and annoyingly) slippery on my pedals. When de-capping my lens to shoot this particular road, the glass immediately fogged up. A thick layer of dampness that a shirt sleeve couldn’t overcome. So to heck with it, I shot through the cloud.

Suffice to say I really like the effect it gave. This super smooth transition from burnout to a soft reality.

Composition’s pretty standard gus-fare I suppose. Offset vanishing point, shot from about 6ft off the ground (now I wish I got low for a couple shots), just below center horizon line etc…

Come to think of it, I think the expanse of blank space is what makes me really like this. That whole giant portion of the picture in nothing but overexposed white splendor with maybe a tinge of warmth to it.

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