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German photographer, Lucas Zimmerman’s recent photo series titled “Traffic Lights” portrays ordinary traffic lights illuminating a foggy night somewhere near Weimar, Germany. The images, however, are anything but ordinary.

Lucas, in his early 20s, was driving through the night when he saw the lights. He set up his camera, the Canon 5D Mark II, and took long exposures between 5 and 30 seconds to capture the beams shinning into the distance. Lucas says, seeing it was easier than capturing it and he had to experiment with many different shutter speeds. He also had to watch out for speeding cars, often waiting for several minutes between shots of the same set-up because each car had a profound effect on the exposure and color due to the fog.

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