Remember those cheap radio remotes I bought for triggering my cameras?
In that post, I highlighted how they could be used for self-portraits a.k.a selfies.
There’s actually a better use.
So I took a drive with my tripod, the Canon 5DMarkII and my 17-35mm lens.
It’s important that you do this at dusk or early morning just before sunrise.
A completely dark sky isn’t as interesting but don’t take my word for it.
Naturally before you start, you’ll want to position your tripod between the 2 rear seats, adjust your framing then lock everything down.
If you have a flimsy tripod, it may be a good idea to use a sandbag to steady it further.
Light levels change very quickly at dusk or just before sunrise, so you have to make lots of exposures within a short time frame.
If you have the luxury of getting someone else to drive, all the better.
Since I didn’t, I attached the receiver to my camera body and then held the trigger or transmitter so I could trip the shutter as I drove.
My best exposure was for 10 full seconds at f22 ISO 100.
You may have to experiment on how fast to drive during the 10 seconds the shutter is open.