Set 3 Why do you take photographs? (What is your connection with photography?) My connection with photography builds off of the idea that a camera can capture a given amount of time into one frame. No matter if that is 1/200 of a second or 20 minutes, taking photos allows a person that they couldn't see with their own eye. What motivates you to take photographs? I find motivation in finding inspiration from other photographers, my peers, and new found ways to create photographs. I also find inspiration from exploring different environments and finding random and interesting subjects and angles. How/Why did you take the photograph/photographs? I took these photographs with a long shutter speed at night to explore light, reflection, and refraction. I focused on mostly vivid primary colors and lights along with leading lines and looming structures. What tools, materials, and techniques did you use? (Lenses, camera settings, filters, shutter speed, aperture, editing in photoshop...) (Write one sentence.) I used the D7100 with a wide angle, tripod, and remote. I was on the bulb setting with a f11-f16 aperture and then did split tone work in photoshop. What does your photography mean to you? My photography represents the magical appearance of a "slowed" world, where a time span of 30 seconds or a minute is compressed into a single moment.