A local company needed some shots of Sacramento landmarks - at night. So we headed down there last night, to shoot the capital building and the Tower bridge. Hoo boy.
There's another great photography book I have called "The Moment it Clicks," and that's what this photo reminds me of. I got all set up with the tripod, framed the shot how I wanted. I was shooting on a three second delay, to minimize any camera movement due to pressing the shutter.
You see the bright light streaks on the right, and then the yellow straight lines above them?
Right after I squeezed the shutter a giant tour bus roared up to a stop right there. The camera exposed the area with and without the bus, and capture it's moving lights. You couldn't do this again in a year of trying.
Click on the jump link below for a couple more treatments of this image.
Same shot with a "vintage" preset applied in Lightroom. I like the gritty feel of this treatment.