Pictures of Big Shots

Cole. Lights In The Tunnel

There is old school of photography saying you need to come up with a situation plan for interior pictures – because you need to think of exact light positioning, right angles, shadows and such. I don’t have any idea about those things whatsoever because I’m no photographer. So, when last night I noticed bunch of bullhaulers behind me I was wondering how to grab a few shots of leading rig because it was awesome Peterbilt 362 “E”, the latest model of Peterbilt cabover I think. One shinny piece of trucking history rolling thru Nevada. It was late and weather was bad but we were coming toward a tunnel and it was perfect interior for some amateur photography. Problem was, they were behind me and not really crazy about passing me in the tunnel so I needed some bright idea to get that rare Pete in hammer lane and came up with very ugly plan. Quarter mile before the tunnel I turned right blinker and kept it on, like I’m going to take an off ramp. The driver noticed this strange behavior and took his rig to the left lane – good deal, I thought. Now, as we entered the tunnel I moved to part two – taped the brakes and started slowing down, just barely, like I’m gonna really take that non-existing exit leading to imaginary truckstop. I knew, this trucker is well seasoned veteran who knows that this happens once in a while. Thing was, we were in a tunnel. Yes, you got that right – he dropped the hammer running for his life thru the tunnel like it nobody business. And thats exactly what I wanted – the kinda pictures were never taken before.  Sometimes I think my life would be easier with working CB.

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3 Responses

  1. FlyingT

    Hey there,

    great pictures!!! I love them all. I follow your posts since a while and it gave me also some inspirations for some own shots when i spend a few weeks in Amerika. I also follow the Truck pics on Facebook.

    Go ahead, be sure U got a fan in Germany 😉

    Greetins and have always a safe ride!


    April 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

  2. Joel Williams

    Mr Jazda, I want to thank you for all that you are doing. I love your articles in 10-4 mag. I look forward to them every month. Your shots on this website are excellent too !!!!! I have looked through every single one. Your comments are so true !!!!!! I am not a trucker, though I always wanted to be. My grandfather drove a needle nose 1969 Peterbilt. I spent the first ten years of my life riding with him and it was some of the best times of my life. I have been addicted to trucks ever since. Unfortunately, I have never been able to drive, health problems. ….long story, but I get to see all this through you and your camera. Please keep up the great work. People that aren’t around trucking need to see and hear from you….you are saying very important things. I hope they listen… maybe those idiots from CARB !!!!!!!! Thanks, Joel W

    April 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

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