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Thank you everyone for your comments and votes yesterday. I am fortunate to live five minutes to the motorway, ten minutes to the sea, 15 minutes to the countryside and thirty minutes to the city's of Cardiff and Swansea, this upload was taken tonight on a bridge over the motorway, there is roadworks hence the title, Port Talbot steel works gives a great background, the blue streaks on the right was a police car with the blues and two's going.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Nov 2013 - 6:18 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:10sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Use The Hard Shoulder
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:5 Nov 2013 - 12:21 AM
Tags:Light trails, Motorway, Night photography, Specialist / abstract
Votes:47
Voters:trickydicky · Badgerfred · Benlib · richmowil · geoffrey baker · taggart · djh698 · CarolG · cabbie · ugly · netta1234 · Mollycat · fazzer · abeeror2 · kel55 · PaulLiley · SUE118 · Fred263 · AnnChown · Caziwinkles · cats_123 · DicksPics · Derek_Fearn · franken · Alan_Baseley · RonnieAG · Irishkate · Richsr · Lillian · widtink · NDODS · mikbee · EMJAYCEE · Bantu · TONKSPHOTO · tomcat · Fefe · zapar40 · GeorgePlatis · LynneJoyce · handlerstudio · Source · Chinga · annettep38 · jacquig · digital_boi · Glostopcat ·
Views:155
Unique Views:64

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Nov 2013 - 12:27 AM

Excellent night shot Trev, great composition,
Fred.

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Benlib
Benlib  33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:29 AM

nice night shot. loves those light trails, and the smokey chimney in the background tooTongue Not the smoke it is letting out the for aesthetic reason

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richmowil
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5 Nov 2013 - 12:46 AM

Really good composition in this fine image!!

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker Plus Member 11496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:49 AM

This is excellent work Trev, something that's on my list of things to try.
Well done.

Geoff.

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ukgubbi
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5 Nov 2013 - 12:57 AM

Very well exposed image. Light trails have enhanced the image. Great composition

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taggart
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5 Nov 2013 - 1:18 AM

Night shot--- wonderful random lines of color streaking thru this landscape--! NICE!

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CarolG
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5 Nov 2013 - 5:46 AM

An excellent capture, Trev. Carol

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netta1234
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5 Nov 2013 - 6:56 AM

A Brilliant night time sceneSmile
NettaSmile

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Mollycat
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5 Nov 2013 - 6:57 AM

You are very good Trev. Superb. Grin Peter.

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abeeror2
abeeror2  3 Spain
5 Nov 2013 - 7:09 AM

Well done, that is excellent!

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:14 AM

Superb night shot Trev. Perfectly exposed. Wonder who they were chasing? paul

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SUE118
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5 Nov 2013 - 7:26 AM

Very impressive and I like the light.

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Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 7:28 AM

Terrific light trails in this perfectly composed image. Great POV.
Fred

Last Modified By Fred263 at 5 Nov 2013 - 7:30 AM

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:16 AM

Impressive indeed Trev! Something I must try one day but you have a lot of interest in this scene.

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cats_123
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5 Nov 2013 - 8:53 AM

superb slow shutter shot...love the cool blues...has great balance Smile

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DicksPics
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5 Nov 2013 - 8:56 AM

I love it, love it, love it Trev!!
I've driven down there so many times!
Richard

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achieverswales

Thanks everyone, Paul the Police were probably chasing me off the bridge as the drivers think I have a speed camera, Richard next time pop in for a cuppa and thanks to Jeff and Richard for user awards, much appreciated.

Regards

Trev.

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franken
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5 Nov 2013 - 9:48 AM

Superb work Trev!

Ken

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Irishkate
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5 Nov 2013 - 10:20 AM

I think it's the blue flashes of the police an dthe traffic cones which make this different from other light trail images.
Also the star burst and Port Talbot make a great background.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Richsr
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5 Nov 2013 - 10:49 AM

A good light trials image Trev, you never know what you get in and the blue flash add another element to this
Regards
Richard

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Lillian
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5 Nov 2013 - 10:52 AM

Very impressive Trev
Lillian

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widtink
widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:00 PM

Superb Trev glad to make it 30 SmileSmile

Rod

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5 Nov 2013 - 12:52 PM

A very well composed and exposed lowlight image with loads of great colour and appeal Trevor.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
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5 Nov 2013 - 1:04 PM

Always like to see these light streak shots Trev.
A well crafted one here.
Mick.

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5 Nov 2013 - 2:22 PM

No words necessary Trev.
Joan.

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Bantu
Bantu  2 India
5 Nov 2013 - 3:45 PM

thats the way we do it.superb.

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TONKSPHOTO
5 Nov 2013 - 5:19 PM

Brilliant exposure Trev.......John

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tomcat
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5 Nov 2013 - 6:38 PM

Light trails at their best

The emergency lights give it that extra woomph

Adrian

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5 Nov 2013 - 7:03 PM

Great night shot Trev!
Diane

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GeorgePlatis
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5 Nov 2013 - 9:05 PM

Fabulous night shot!
George

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5 Nov 2013 - 10:44 PM

Superb night shot.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 3:39 AM

What a great shot Trev. Many have done car lights . You made it more, here.

Peter

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Source
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6 Nov 2013 - 9:10 PM

A stunning creative capture.
I have travelled on that road at night many times and Port Talbot always reminded me of the future city scene in the film Bladerunner.(All the huge flames)
- source

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 - 5:58 AM

Splendid night shot... Splendid lighting and view point Trev!
Very good quality work! Grin
IB

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7 Nov 2013 - 4:25 PM

a truly excellent night shot, really impressive no noise!!

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jacquig
jacquig  1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 - 1:34 AM

Really great shot. Lovely exposure of all elements, great car trails, and the steelworks, as you say, is the finishing touch. Inspirational night shot.Smile

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digital_boi
13 Nov 2013 - 9:33 AM

all awards well deserved Trevor

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