Where the prior photograph for this journey had been set in a place only just obvious (mainly because of the technique used), to people who were very familiar with that particular road, here I tried to offer more context. This was while maintaining a sense of movement and so keeping a sense of progression in the journey. I utilised the long exposure option again but this time kept the camera as stationary as possible. The effect of keeping the camera steady instead off moving was profound in terms of meaning gathered for the potential viewer.
The long exposure of 8 seconds allowed traffic; in particular a bus in the foreground, to pass by and create a trail but simultaneously, a sense of place became apparent. Therefore, the viewer could begin to assert more information about where this journey had started from or was going to. The long exposure of 8 seconds was also long enough to show movement in some of the tree leaves, which I thought was unfortunate. However, I didn’t feel it detracted from the main purpose of the shot, which was to indicate travel down a busy road.
Camera settings for Photograph 2 were:
f/8, 8 seconds, ISO 200, focal length 85mm and a 10 stop neutral density filter. A tripod and cable release were used.