Lighting Journal #44 – Winter Road

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I had tagged this image as “blog_post_24,” but I apparently never used it. So I don’t know the source of where I originally found it – but it seems to be a popular wallpaper.

I love the juxtaposition of the red brake lights with the intense head lights. With the snow and the scenery, it just doesn’t seem very real – closer to magical. It’s interesting how reflective snow really is, as it carried the brake lights so far back away from the car, and you can see how blown out the image is right in front of the head lights. And although I’m pretty sure this is a long-exposure shot, without the snow as the light’s medium, it wouldn’t have been as effective or appealing.