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Challenge: From the Ground Up IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Lens: Nikon WC-E63 Wide Angle Adapter
Location: Clifton Park
Date: Oct 23, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Action, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2007

This is my first attempt at a shot like this and I don't suspect it will be my last. The Canon A80 and new Nikon wide-angle are mounted on a 4 foot bracket attached to the car frame.

- Rotate, crop
- Resize, sharpen

Place: 19 out of 214
Avg (all users): 6.3453
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.1132
Avg (non-participants): 6.4884
Views since voting: 1463
Views during voting: 231
Votes: 139
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/01/2007 06:57:10 PM
Hi from the Critique Club,

First of all, congratulations on your top 20 finish. This is a great capture of an interesting concept/perspective. The exposure is great, colours are very vibrant where they need to be, and the car is very sharp and in focus.

There isn't a lot to critique here. For one thing, it would be nice if the neon colours didn't bleed into the tire and the frame of the car near the passenger window. Of course, that's something that could be done outside of the challenge should you ever print the image.

That's about all I've got. Nice reflections, and great shutter length to get nice rotation of the mags. Well done, and very deserving of the score you got.

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10/31/2007 09:02:09 AM
Wonderfully well done!
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10/31/2007 06:39:41 AM
This is my Mazda6 in front of a neon store front in a mall parking lot. I wanted to try something similar to Cruzin' by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bruski and Speed Demon by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' cooliak.

I had to use the 10 second delay, press the shutter, run around, jump in the car, drive, stop and repeat. My camera doesn't have a remote but in the future I could use a USB cable to connect it to a laptop for remote shooting (if I had a laptop). That would be ideal, then I could just drive around and shoot.

I didn't want to mount to any body panels or anything that was painted. I looked underneath and found a vertical bracket attached to the frame, bought slotted angle iron and mounted a 4 foot bracket. It could use some improvement since many shots were blurry and it whips a little.

Because the bracket had some flex to it, I did have to find smooth pavement and drive slow. The hardest part was finding interesting lights with little to no traffic around (so as not to whack the camera hanging 4 feet out). This was shot at about 5mph.

Setup 1
Setup 2

Thanks to everyone who commented and took the time to vote. I hope to improve on this type of shot in the future.

Message edited by author 2007-12-04 19:57:51.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2007 02:30:03 PM
nice action
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10/28/2007 09:27:59 PM
Very nicely done.
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10/28/2007 03:42:46 PM
good luck with this...awesome image 9
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10/28/2007 01:24:58 PM
neat shot I hope you post how you made it
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10/26/2007 09:49:21 PM
I have no idea how you pulled this off, but it's FABULOUS!!!! 8
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10/25/2007 10:08:06 PM
Mazda 6?
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10/24/2007 07:51:34 PM
A lot of effect for a basic challenge...
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