Posted by: yourparadise | March 28, 2011

The highway: lights in the dark

Imagine you’re sitting in a car. It’s around 9 pm and you’re driving back home. You’re sitting in the back seat and you are really bored. So what to do? Of course you have your photocamera with you, so you are going to take pictures!

But wait… it’s completely dark outside.. If you are going to take a picture now, you will see nothing but a nice completely pitch-black picture.

Don’t be sad, there is a solution for that! Use your ‘firework mode’. When you use the firework mode the shutter is open for a longer time. That way it’s really useful to take pictures of firework, but of course you can always use it for something else.

I used the firework mode for taking pictures of the cars outside. After a while you discover how it works and then you can even make certain patterns with the lights when you move your photocamera to different sides.

The red lights are the rear lights of the cars and the yellow lights are the headlights. Some light yellow lights are the lights of a lamp standing next to the highway.

I think those pictures are really having some special effect, that’s why I wanted to share them with you.


Lights of cars in circles

This looks like fire, but in fact it’s a traffic board that’s used to advertise.



  1. Wauw, I really like these pictures. And you discribed your situation in the car very funny.

    • Thank you very much, spiderwoman!

  2. Love the photos. Love the creativity, and imagination! As a way of appreciation for what you bring to the blogging world, I am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my latest post on the Versatile Blogger Award for the details!

  3. Great shots – very creative!

  4. really really cool pictures!

  5. […] Last week there were some really beautiful fireworks by a hotel here. I took my camera with me and took some pictures. We even saw a falling star that night! Sadly I couldn’t take a picture of that, but I did take some pictures of the fireworks. I really like the colors and figures of the fireworks. It also reminds me a bit of the traffic lights photos I took a while ago. (See this post) […]

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