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Jeep Photography & Night Shots Discuss challenges, technique and equipment

#31 User is offline   StuckZilla 

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 12:18 PM

View PostJim B, on Dec 8 2010, 07:26 AM, said:

Bill, superb skyline shots. :sos:

Care to share some of the settings, I gather you were on tripod :banghead1: The reflection of the water and percentage of the sky still light toward the right is superb. :ya:

First shot looks like when the sun was almost down, what about on the one of the Rubikong?

Btw, we can now post 800x600 instead of 640x480.


Glad you like these.

Both photos taken from a Monfrotto tripod, widest leg setting for stability. Camera was Nikon D5000, exposures set manually. Four strobes burst were set off around the subject 6 to 8 feet away at 30 and 50 degree, units were aproximately guide numbe 100. The long exposure took the harshness in the waves out and turns it into something satin like yet maintained a usable relection.

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5 to 10 minutes after sunset - my absoluely favorate time as you can shoot directly into the direction of the sun, without color washout due to contract & exposure trade offs.
Shutter 25 seconds
Aperture f/14.0
Focal Length 20 mm
ISO Speed 200

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45 minutes after sunset, the sky has lost most of its color at this point. The dominant light sources are all man made at this point. The big concern on this shot was rendering everything crips as the interest was in the parts (suspension, tires, rims and tube work). This is not the traditional focus for cars which is often the play a light on curves. Another conconcern was strobe glare which needed to be kept off the decals and if possible off the flat panels... yes... there's a vendor interest here.
Shutter 30 seconds
Aperture f/13.0
Focal Length 28 mm
ISO Speed 200
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 08:32 AM

I gather the strobe bursts were released manually by you, I like that. :toilet: I've seen you use the flashlight trick as well, something I need to try myself as I can see the exceptional results.

I do see a bit of strobe glare but it actually makes the glow of the outlines look well. I'm surprised you did not try the flashlight trick on some of the undercarriage, it might have accented a bit more, not sure.

How long were the time exposures :whistle: When I do them I usually test in increments of 5 seconds to sometimes 30 depending on the ambient light.

None of this is an exact science, I've spoken to some photogs that do this for a living and they are constantly testing when it comes to time exposures.
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:03 PM

stuckzilla, please tell me. What program you use
so that both exhibit photos
Give please link to the program


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Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:54 PM

The photo sharing site I'm using is "Flickr", www.flickr.com. As sites go they are okay - nothing great but better than many others.

To crop and resize I'm using the basic tools provided by Windows. Also use InfranView from time to time for very basic editting. For more critical work I use ACDSee.

My photo stream can be found at:
http://www.flickr.co...otos/lurkzilla/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/lurkzilla/set...57625461253397/

Picture referenced above is at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lurkzilla/set...57612645978523/

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:05 AM

Glad to see a photography section on here!!! I have a Nikon D80 (digital) and I love it! I mostly shoot nature shots but sometimes the kids get in on the action too.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 05:47 PM

Proud Rebel, good to see another photog. :ya:

I won't hold it against all the guys that are using a Nikon. :grin:

Shame that Macro came out a bit soft.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:11 PM

It's great to see a photography section (or at least a thread) here Posted Image I do a lot of night photography, but more in the style of light painting. We usually go to the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium (it's across from the Miami Seaquarium) or out to Krome Rd. at the Nike Site (the same place the paintballers use on the weekends). There are some amazing photographers here and some stunning photos! I haven't done any pictures of Jeeps yet, but I really look forward to it. I mentioned to a couple of people that my wife races auto x so I do have quite a few racing pictures. Here are a couple:

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:09 AM

Deevee, exceptional shots. :good2:

I particularly really like this one.

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Did you get your camera wet, where were you positioned :question: Is it the Miami skyline?
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:02 AM

Thank you Jim! That was actually taken from our balcony. It faced South Beach which is what you see in the picture. We'd see a lot of storms coming in from the ocean and what I'd usually do is lock the shutter button open so it would constantly take pictures and leave it out for about an hour or so. I'd come back to a 1000+ pictures that I'd sift through. Most were black, lots way over or under expose and some just right :)

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:01 AM

When you say you locked the shutter button, are you taking time exposures :question:

Can you share some of your settings and times by reading the exif on the digital file of the shots that came out.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:15 PM

View PostJim B, on 23 June 2011 - 10:01 AM, said:

When you say you locked the shutter button, are you taking time exposures :question:

Can you share some of your settings and times by reading the exif on the digital file of the shots that came out.


No, I use a remote shutter release cable that has a locking mechanism that makes the camera take picture after picture (until the card is full). Here is the one I have: Canon RS-60E3

Most if not all of my lightning photos are done at ISO100. I do this because the lightning is bright enough and I don't want pixelated photos that higher ISOs cause. Most of my pictures run about 5-10 seconds at about f5.6. But, really it's about experimenting. The bigger flashes of lightning will be blown out whereas the lighter flashes will be to dark. So, I sorta watch the storm a little and try to figure out if it's producing mostly larger bolts or smaller spider type ones and adjust settings accordingly.

Here is another one with Miami downtown in the background taken from an older camera from the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium. We were doing some light painting there and a storm hit, was quite neat (and loud).

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Feel free to dig through my flickr page of lightening pictures. All of the exif data is there.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:20 PM

Very nice work. :2thumup: I have been trying to catch lightning but never thought of using my shutter remote like you do. I was out a few years back in the everglades when several storms hit and kept trying to get the lightning but no luck :banghead1:
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:14 PM

Thank you! Yeah, it's much easier this way. Of course it can be just as frustrating. Posted Image Camera is pointed one way and an amazing shot lands the other. It's all luck but I think that's the fun aspect of it. Sort of a gamble. BTW, you do vinyl cutting correct? I think I saw that somewhere. If so, I'm going to want to pick your brain at some point for a project I'm working on Posted Image

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:26 PM

I agree.

Yeah I do, Goblin does the designs and I cut.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:26 PM

Some new Sunset pics from my trip to Big Torch Key. These are overlooking the Nile Channel from the rental property we were staying.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:46 AM

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:07 AM

Nice shots fellows. :good2:

Pretty good on the sunset for not burning out the sun and still coming out with the rest of the detail. Did you try HDR, 2 shots, expose for the sun, expose for dark and blend :question: It's hard to blend at times unless in a tripod.

The first shot on the icicles look good, like the smooth snow, good to visit... just visit :grin:
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:48 AM

I tried HDR using my iPhone but they did not come out good. Those pics are from my Canon EOS 20D
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:57 AM

Nice shots man :2thumup:

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