Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oxmoor Road Tunnel in Homewood

I left the house a few minutes early this morning in order to photograph a structure that has been a long-awaited conquest. There are a number of reasons for my having waited so long to stop and photograph it, not the least of which is safety. The Oxmoor Road Tunnel in Homewood has sidewalks on either side, but no guard rail, and drivers apparently see no reason to decelerate as they enter this curving tunnel. Nevertheless, I prevailed in getting the photographs I wanted and walked away bodily intact.

Oxmoor Road Tunnel, Homewood, Alabama :: Canon Rebel T2i, EF 20mm f/2.8, 30s @ f/16, ISO 100
I wanted a long exposure, which required a low ISO (100), stopping down the aperture as much as possible in order to get the appropriate shutter speed, and using a Circular Polarizer in order to further decrease the amount of light reaching the filter. I used my favorite lens on this camera: Canon EF 20mm f/2.8. Also for the first time, I used my new Slik Mini Pro V mini-tripod, which I intend to write a review of after a few more uses, but it's looking positive so far.


  1. Jeremy,
    I've been looking through your photographs and am entranced. I particularly enjoyed pics of your puppy since I'm a such an animal lover but the pics of the steel mill, the doors, the barns captivated my imagination. You're talent is superior and your choice of subject is the stuff day-dreams are made of.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Wow! Thank you for your incredibly kind and generous words. You are very kind. JR