This afternoon I headed towards Cheesman Park once again to try to grab an image of the pavilion which I thought would show the cold chill in the air. After photographing around there for a while I looked south in the park and noticed the traffic along 8th and knew the shot I wanted to grab. Once I got near the street I adjusted my original idea and sat down on the slight hill between the street and one of the jogging trails within the park. Adjusting my exposure so it could be slow enough to grab some motion but not too slow to cause camera shake I framed my image and waited for cars to pass by along the street during rush hour. I tried some vertical and horizontal images and out of the corner of my eye noticed a smaller bus heading towards my location. The challenge for today was getting the shutter speed just right depending on the speed of the cars. Just to the right of the bench is a stoplight to control the traffic speed as it does flow quite nicely, but this meant cars would be at various speeds depending on the control device. If the car was going too quickly it just became too much of a blur, and likewise if the shutter speed was too short a car not moving quickly would be frozen and not have the slight blur of the motion.
With Day 10 now posted we are 1/3 of the way done for the month, but there is plenty more to go in Thirty Days 2008 so you will want to stop by tomorrow for Day 11.