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Passing Impressions of the American Road

Autolandscape, Illinois, 1971

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Autolandscape, Illinois, 1971

Elaine Mayes set her shutter speed to 1/500 of a second to capture the American landscape.
Speeding by, the foreground of the photo is blurry, while the background is in focus as it stayed in the frame for a long time.
Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.