Photo 34 out of 365 – “City of Lights”

I took this photo on the way home from our bourbon and cheese class last night.   Believe it or not, I took it from the back seat of the taxi cab looking through to the front windshield.  I slowed my shutter speed to about 6 seconds and focused on the taxi meter (the red light you see at the bottom).  Then I just held the camera as steady as I could, which was not very steady considering we were driving and going over bumps.  This is what the result was.  I think it’s really cool – it looks to me like a crazy city made up of lights.  Playing around with the slow shutter at night is really fun.

Here is another picture I took from the taxi, where you can really see the taxi meter numbers.  This one I actually moved the camera around in loops with my hands while the shutter was open… 6 seconds was the shutter speed for this as well.

Anyway, today was my last day as a Murray’s cave intern, and I am actually sort of sad.   But I have cheese boot camp next weekend so I won’t be away for too long.  It’s pretty cool.  When I used to go to Murray’s before I started this internship, I was so intimidated to buy cheese from the counter.  The cheese case is HUGE and there are hundreds of cheeses in there at any given time.  And the store is usually slammed, so you have to pick a number and wait for your turn to order.  When my number was called I never knew what to order – I wanted to try EVERYTHING.  There were so many cheeses I had never tried and never heard of… it was impossible to know what I wanted.

Now, I feel like I’ve tasted almost every single cheese in that case.  I’m sure there are a few I’ve missed… but I’ve got a pretty good handle on it, which is super exciting to me.  I’ve really learned a lot over the past 3 months and I’m psyched to keep this cheese education going.  I’ll be sure to do a writeup on boot camp, so stay tuned!

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One thought on “Photo 34 out of 365 – “City of Lights”

  1. Hi Nell,

    I finally checked out your blog and I am so delighted that I caught the Adam at Mole’ ( and write up) and these wonderful 6 sec. shutter speed photos that remind me of a fiesta with neon …and I see funny faces in them too …I love them! Great job and so inventive you are!!!

    Much love and big warm hugs…….xoxoxox

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