Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/250 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 25 mm
White Balance: Auto
An enthusiastic response to a free gas give away to people who pledge to not drive and text became a story today. A traffic snarl was caused by the event, with cars lining up down Wayne Trace and Hessen Cassel Road. There is some lens flare in the photo because I had to shoot into the sun to show the cars lining up on both streets.
Lens flare is created when light, usually in the shape of the lens diaphragm, hits the camera's digital sensor. I have a lens hood to help prevent this and often use my hand to give more shade. In this shot, I held the camera over my head for a better perspective to show the traffic, so I was unable to shade the lens.
- Cathie Rowand, Photojournalist