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Emergency Lights | by Greg Marshall
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Emergency Lights

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Exposure: 5 seconds

Aperture: f/8


I've been meaning to have a go at the classic 'Car headlamps at night’ shot for ages so on a cold January evening out I set... I had scoped a footbridge close to a busy road using Google Earth and had been there for about 20 minutes playing with different exposure times, apertures, etc and had a few shots that I thought were just about ok when I heard sirens coming towards me. I set a 2 second timer to help keep the camera steady and just as the shutter opened an ambulance came flying out of the tunnel towards me with lights blazing. Obviously my thoughts are with whoever the paramedics were on their way to help - I hope they got there in time.


I think the flashing blue lights created quite a striking effect...

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Taken on January 4, 2007