Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Day 86, My Life Is On The Road

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.  

My Life Is On The Road

My Life Is On The Road

Thanks for looking.
EXIF Data,

Camera:Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/400)
Focal Length:24 mm
ISO Speed:400
Exposure Bias:0/3 EV


  1. It's funny, I drive so little that I actually look forward to it. Mostly because I love to listen to podcasts on my iPod. Can you imagine life without iPods/mp3s, etc.? I guess we can because we used to live that life!

  2. I forgot to say how much I like these photos. I've often tried to capture moments like that, when the sun is shining through the clouds, but I've never had a camera good enough to do the scenes justice. Although I'm sure this looked a lot more amazing in "real life," I think the beauty is largely in tact in these photos. Excellent.