Shooting the Landscape at 70 Miles an Hour

Andy Romanoff
Stories I've Been Meaning to Tell You
7 min readJan 27, 2023

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Interstate 72, west of Forsythe Il. — 70mm — F8–1/4000 — ISO 800 — all photos copyright Andy Romanoff

Is it even possible? For years the idea of landscape photography was to put your camera on a tripod, frame very carefully, then wait for the light to be perfect before you shot. But what if you had to do everything in exactly the opposite way?

Recently I traveled from Chicago to Santa Fe. We had to drive 1300 miles in four days and that meant we would usually be going about 70MPH. It seemed…

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Andy Romanoff
Stories I've Been Meaning to Tell You

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