Perfect Shot: 280 Light Show

Photographer Tom Wagenbrenner left his camera’s shutter open for 30 seconds to create the “light trail” effect seen in the traffic lanes, highlighting the vibrant energy (and possible frustration) of evening rush hour. He captured this long-exposure shot from the Mora Drive overpass above 280 in Los Altos Hills. Even long-time Peninsula residents might not realize that the interstate highway runs just inside the eastern rim of the valley of the San Andreas Fault for almost all of its 57-mile length.

Image courtesy of Tom Wagenbrenner Photography /