Back in high school, I had a physics project about velocity and acceleration. Delta T = 1/2 AT square + VIT, sound familiar? For one of my projects I decided to use my old Honda Accord and map out a 0-60mph blast down the Great Highway that runs along the Pacific Ocean. Kai sat shotgun and timed the run while Ryan was in the backseat taking photos. Till this day we still laugh about how retarded my project was since the acceleration isn’t constant due to changes in torque along the RPM range, the v-tec engine kicking in at 5000 RPM changing the rate of acceleration, the time between gear changes and the subsequent different rate of acceleration in 2nd gear.
I had no grasp of photography back then and needless to say, the photos came out awful. We were using my dad’s old Canon 35mm SLR, no tripod in a moving vehicle that’s accelerating at night trying to do a long exposure. I’m sure you can imagine how the photos came out. Years later in college I parked my Honda on the street at night and in the early morning, a pickup truck that lost control in the rain and slammed into my parked car while I was sleeping. Insurance had a nice payout so I picked up a Beamer.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, you’re looking at the rev counter on my BMW.
This is for the group Macro Mondays. Every Monday a macro photograph is submitted for the week's challenge. This week's theme was "Revolution".
Taken with a Nikon D300 w/ a 60mm f/2.8 Nikkor Lens