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The 728 through downtown L.A.

A good lens can last a lifetime with the right care. To capture this image of a bus in downtown Los Angeles, Richard Hammond used a lens he bought about 20 years ago. 

To get the effect he was looking for, Hammond shot this image at an exposure of 1/15 of a second, just long enough to blur most of the frame while allowing the front of the bus to stay sharp.

"The idea to blur this picture came from another picture I shot of the bus at 1/8 of a second," he said. "I called that picture '3rd street at night.'" 

Hammond used a Nikon D800 with a 24mm lens to make this image.

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