A. Wise (2013) Melbourne Long Exposure, retrieved from http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2013/08/18/melbourne-traffic-long-exposures/
Relating back to week four, I began to photograph the busier corners of Wellington to contrast the serenity of the Waterfront. After much discussion and preparation, I tried my hand at long exposure photography, and one of the very first examples I had found of long exposure photography were light trails from cars; perfect to show motion and pace. The end result turned out much better than I expected, as there were many nice trails of red and white forming on the highway. I’ve since fallen in love with long-exposure landscape photography, allowing me to still maintain the colour I need throughout my series and creating interesting visual effects. The trails represent the pace of motion that Wellington moves at, to which I can’t really or at-least struggle to keep up. It represents the busyness, activity and life that Wellingtonians maintain to serve food on a plate. My series will consist of starting with busier photographs of Wellington, and gradually settle in to the night when the city finally sleeps to capture that sense of calm and serenity.