Intersection

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    Camera: Nikon D50
    Lens: Tokina AT-X 124 Pro 12-24mm f/4
    1 second @ F5.6

    Shanghai peak hour traffic on a Friday evening. This freeway intersection has five separate levels merging together. This shot was composited from 21 separate images I shot for a time lapse sequence which is part of a DVD I will be releasing next year. I placed each individual image on a separate layer and used the lighten mode to add the layers into one final composited shot.

    This image could sure use some lens distorion correction too as it was a 12mm wide angle shot and the buildings show severe barrel distortion.

    These frames were never intended to be used as a still photo image even though I took them as NEF files at maximum D50 resolution. If I was to take this photo again I would probably opt for a longer exposure time - say 8 or 10 seconds @ f11 but by stacking the multiple images I was able to get a similar result.

    Jasmic, alonsodr, Stevacek, and 58 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. hans solcer 89 months ago | reply

      very very good! well done!

    2. jerseyimage 89 months ago | reply

      Wow... good shot, well captured. Good work with the layers.

    3. VJ Spectra 87 months ago | reply

      Thank you all!

    4. hawridger 85 months ago | reply

      Nicely done!

    5. pbo31 85 months ago | reply

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    6. mapgoblin 85 months ago | reply

      Interesting technique, VERY interesting subject.

      -World Through My Eyes.

    7. Felipe Abreu 2010 [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Spectacular !!!!!!!!

      The World Through My Eyes

    8. PedroKirilos 85 months ago | reply

      that´s a dream!!!!

    9. Robert Lio 84 months ago | reply

      Great capture!!! Love it.

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    11. stephenk1977 80 months ago | reply

      Excellent wide angle night shot!

    12. Farl 80 months ago | reply

      excellent technique. almost like a very long exposure indeed.

      (Outstanding Travel Photos pool)

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    14. Bob West 67 months ago | reply

      fantastic image, interesting technique.....

    15. Blair-Fraser 53 months ago | reply

      I remember seeing your pictures before, mainly because of the 'Dark side of the moon' icon!

      Great work here. Really nice picture!

    16. b80399 39 months ago | reply

      Hi VJ Spectra!
      Just found your excellent picture today! awesome!
      Is the building you mentioned before public ?? Want to go there to, must be a stunning view!

    17. VJ Spectra 39 months ago | reply

      Thanks all!

      I revisited this site again last year but alas this vantage point is no longer accessible from the building I was in as it is now a police station. The UV lights have also been replaced with standard neon lights so it isnt as impressive as it was previously.

    18. didopowerhouse 38 months ago | reply

      interchange of chinese dreams

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