ALwin wrote:You have the technique but what you need to improve is the 'where & when' you apply it. I did this kind of thing a few years ago when I got into this field, my excitement with playing around with a new technique and toy. But now looking back at those photos, I am surprised at how beginner'ish I was back then.
As Mlaumann wrote, go to a place with less lights. Perhaps a road that is some distant from city lights and with few street lamps. Try to get above the road, perhaps standing on a hill, if you can. Imagine just seeing streaks of lights from the car as the main source illuminating the road, perhaps as they drive around a twisting road. Well this is just 1 idea.
Another idea would be to perhaps do some urban stuff, in the city, at a busy place. Either from a height looking down onto the street or standing at the pavement corner of a busy intersection.
Actually, looking at the photos again, the location you chose has a nice landscape, maybe just needs a little correction of composition or just move around a bit to find a better spot. The main drawbacks are the highway street lights and the lights from the nearby city. If this same landscape and highway had been in another location which offered good 'Dark Sky', on an exceptionally clear night during astro twilight hours, you could've gotten night sky shots. It would've gone well with the light streaks from the passing cars. Too bad a majority of Europe suffers from light pollution that it's hard to observe the night sky.
ALwin wrote:From the higher perspective your long exposure photos improved. For the 1st photo of your 2nd batch, the ones you posted after my reply, play around with a pano-crop. But I still say you should've waited till it was later in the night, when the sky is darker.
Nice work with the HDR photo, however the foreground in the bottom right ruins the shot I think.
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