Skies And Curves

A school bus drives along an interstate beneath a collection of large clouds.

Arching overpasses on an interstate accentuate a vast, textured sky above.

A man on a motorcycle as seen outside the window of a passing car. A sticker on the car window in the foreground reads -- in reverse -- 'first place finish'

As regular readers are probably aware, I’ve been exploring the rational limits of in-car photography lately (1, 2, 3).

The images above were all shot in that way — this time, however, using the diminutive Leica D-Lux 4/Panasonic LX3 instead of the larger, more difficult to maneuver Canon 20d.

For a small point and shoot, the D-Lux 4/LX3 is surprisingly adept at spontaneous photography of this type. Like an old-school rangefinder, the aperture, shutter speed, and focus may all be pre-configured. After that — as always — it’s all about luck and speed.


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  1. Kate,

    There’s something to be said about in-car photography, and the certain quality it brings: A perpetual field of motion, and the never ending road-trip. (You’ve only to add the traveling tunes. 😀 ) On one hand you’re risking death, depending on if you’re driving, or who’s driving for you; and then suspicion. On the other, some of the best vantage points are inscrutably in the middle of the street.

    First Place Finish? It certainly would. 😀

  2. ratchetcat,

    Nicely put. Thanks, Kate. 😉