Riding on the N1 Freeway

Yesterday at around sunset I spent some time at the intersection of Beyers Naude Drive and the N1 Freeway experimenting with long exposure photography. I took a variety of shots over almost two hours in varying light conditions and at varying speeds.

 

The Wesbank building. I'm told this is one of the most energy efficient buildings in South Africa, I hope to photograph it in detail soon.
The Wesbank building. I’m told this is one of the most energy efficient buildings in South Africa, I hope to photograph it in detail soon.
Pick a road, any road, as long as it leads home.
Pick a road, any road, as long as it leads home.
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Traffic, at the speed of light. I sometimes imagine what it would be like if we could travel at the speed of light.

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The N1 speedway
The N1 speedway
The almost infinite lights.
The almost infinite lights.
As the sun sets the light takes on a totally new life.
As the sun sets the light takes on a totally new life.
Sit. Relax. Save. This is how the biggest city in Africa's most developed economy moves.
Sit. Relax. Save. This is how the biggest city in Africa’s most developed economy moves.
Chasing lights on Beyers Naude.
Chasing lights on Beyers Naude.
These commuters were bemused by the strange man sitting on the ground with his camera and a tripod seemingly oblivious to everything around hi.
These commuters were bemused by the strange man sitting on the ground with his camera and a tripod seemingly oblivious to everything around him.

In the coming weeks I will be exploring other areas of the city of Johannesburg, look out for my graffiti feature coming soon. In the mean time you can see more of my photographs on my Instagram account @RickyEMarima.

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