365 Photo Project - Day 34 - Glorieta

Day 34 - Glorieta

Several years ago I was in Pachuca, Mexico, outside Mexico City and despite my many years of Spanish, I had never learned the world for Roundabout, "glorieta." I've actually done quite a bit of reading about the statistical benefits of utilizing roundabouts as opposed to multi-way stops (there's tons of articles out there, go check a few out!), and I'm a huge fan.

If I aim to avoid tolls on my commute, I end up driving through a roundabout and I absolutely love it. In this photo I aimed to capture not only the circular nature of the roundabout, but also its smooth flow, so I took a photo right as a car entered the roundabout and exposed it until it was out of frame. You can see the smooth flow without any "hiccups" or even slow downs, because if the car had, it would have been noticeable on the long exposure.

Write your city and demand roundabouts!

You can view high resolution images on my flickr.


  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: Kit 18-55mm
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter: 4 sec
  • ISO: 200