So this is my life. I pull a lot of windshield time. Around an average of 3 to 4 hours a day. I put the screws to my iPod, that is now an iPhone. I knock through hours and hours of recorded books and talk radio. I love my job, but the quantity of drive time really puts a dent in the satisfaction meter. The hard part is that I am always in a hurry. If I stop on my way out it infringes on amount of time I need to spend in my territory. If I stop on my way home then it infringes on the time with the family. So shooting the pics I see is not always an option.
Take the other day for an example. The sun is pouring through a break in the clouds and it is gorgeous. I wanted to pull over and frame up, but I thought it would be more interesting to shoot it how I get to see it, through the windshield. A couple of weeks ago when the rain was breaking up for a short period, there were these beautiful rainbows, I couldn't stop to take the pic. I did shoot, but decided not to post so that no one would get the impression that I was a danger on the road. Now I have set up a tripod in my car and left it up for the drive. It worked out well with this picture. In case you are worried, I have a cable release so I am not a danger. I leave the zoom somewhat wide open and can crop and correct in iPhoto. Then I just shoot.
The reality of this is that I will probably have a low quality pic to number of pics shot ratio. But at least you will see more what I see. Here are the out takes. This time they are so much more of the same.
Thanks for looking.