Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Moon over Main Street

This is Third Street in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin at a little past midnight on May 5, 2007. The sounds of music from a late-night establishment wafted through the chilly evening air. A moon on the wane watched over the cars cruising the street. An occasional walker materialized out of the darkness, then disappeared down the street.

My wife and I like to joke about the businesses in Door County shutting down at sunset with the sidewalks rolling up shortly thereafter. Those businesses that don't cater to the nocturnal don't feel the need or the pressure to stay open late. That a vast portion of the county shuts down after dark helps visitors from cities and suburbs without an off switch to slow down, breathe deeply and relax.

And so we did.

20 second exposure at f22, 100 ISO film. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

4 comments:

Wanda said...

I'm a total novice with a camera, and pictures like yours overwhelm me....so fantastic...Love coming and seeing them.

Gregg said...

Beautiful photo James! Were there that many cars on 3rd at midnight?

Gregg (Sister Bay)

James said...

Wanda, thanks so much. If you're interested, I've posted lots of photo taking tips for beginners at my other blog. You can get to it via the link in my sidebar.

gregg, believe it or not, yes, but I do admit I waited for cars to drive through the shot so I could catch the light trails. It was not steady traffic by any means.

Nathan said...

Wonderful shot! Man I love the colors in this one. You do great work!