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Night racer
Night racer

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Challenge: Wheels (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Olching downtown Germany
Date: Apr 5, 2004
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2
Galleries: Abstract, Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2004

Was raining, so didn't have much time to make the shot, & only made a few exposures
Mounted my camera on a tripod connected to my door.
Set the self timer & started driving in a slow circle in front of some shops with bright coloured lights.
Post processing = levels, as teh image was a bit dark.
Colour saturation a little.
Neat image.
Resize & frame.

Place: 9 out of 283
Avg (all users): 6.4690
Avg (commenters): 7.7826
Avg (participants): 6.1765
Avg (non-participants): 6.7194
Views since voting: 2212
Votes: 258
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)

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04/16/2004 10:45:10 PM
Love the light of the shops on the curves of the car set off with the rain drops.
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04/14/2004 01:58:27 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone.
For those interested, I bought a tripod travel set from Cullmann about 15 years ago at a flea market. Included in the set is a suction cup to attach the tripod to the door. Here is the link as it is still on the market. Cullmann Traveller
So I set up the camera, pressed timer & started driving.
04/14/2004 02:46:33 AM
Worked out really well, I like the raindrops adding extra sparkles. Just wondering how you attached the tripod to your door, it is such a smooth surface, did you do it with open window ? Front or back door ?

You might want to check my How'd they do that ? for some different angles using a tripod on the front.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2004 10:48:33 PM
the first car wheel i've liked!
04/13/2004 10:34:53 PM
Neat composition. I like the detail of the rain drops and the blur of the background together. Looks a bit dangerous to take the pic though. Keep up the good work. 8
04/13/2004 04:42:51 PM
Perfect motion blur, I like the colors. The angle is what really makes this photo special and interesting. 9

Good luck...
04/13/2004 01:32:00 PM
Great capture here. The composition and motion a the key to making this a great shot. Well done!
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04/13/2004 12:15:30 PM
Very good angel, great exposure and technically very good overall. Hope you´ve put some explanations of how you did this wich can be looked at at the end of the challenge.
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04/12/2004 04:37:21 PM
great shot...makes me nervous just trying to figure out how you got this shot...looks dangerous
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04/12/2004 04:35:07 PM
Now this is a very cool shot. I feel like I seen this done before but it's still cool. The light, and the water beads, I think it is very cool. 10
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04/12/2004 03:43:34 PM
Great focus on car w/ consistant motion blur on road. How'd you do it.
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04/11/2004 01:49:41 AM
Nice actino photo. Although more contrast between the tire and the shadow of the wheel well would work better I think.
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04/10/2004 11:36:37 PM
great perspective
04/10/2004 03:19:42 PM
Beautiful angle,very sharp photo,9.
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04/10/2004 02:41:14 AM
perfect crop, lets me see a second image (a lady with necklaces and a hat) and the title matches. As far as colors, may be too much orange
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04/09/2004 09:18:34 AM
04/08/2004 04:37:58 PM
The angle, and the exposure of the wheel give this shot an 'expression' rather like
a surprised animal. I don't suppose you had that in mind when you took it, but it would be hard to achieve if you had intended it. Very good.
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04/08/2004 04:24:04 PM
Very nicely done. The presence of moisture adds to an already present sense of motion (IMO).
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04/08/2004 03:35:28 PM
Really neat shot! did you mount a camet to the car? The angle gives a very surreal feel.
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04/08/2004 09:38:17 AM
VW Golf ? very good angle. let me guess: it's in a parking silos ?
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04/07/2004 11:32:08 PM
very few can pull "the car in motion" shot off-but you did a great job!
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04/07/2004 11:02:04 PM
interesting, am wondering how fast is the shutter speed and you are able to keep the camera still
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04/07/2004 05:37:49 PM
My favourite wheel picture. Nice job, a 9
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04/07/2004 01:41:46 PM
well done.
04/07/2004 01:27:54 PM
I'm getting dizzy just from looking at this. Really sharp and good angle to accentuate the feeling of speed and rotation. Surely this one is going far, as it would have in the motion blur challenge as well.
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04/07/2004 01:22:07 PM
Like the composition. The green and brown/gold colors add a lot. The only detractor is the white line in the upper right corner.
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04/07/2004 07:33:15 AM
Very nearly perfect. I think this needs a little more light on the lower left to balance the upper right and removal of the odd light line in the upper left.
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04/07/2004 06:59:54 AM
This is a fanctasic shot - well captured, composed and although the lighting wasn't really up to you it works really well
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04/07/2004 12:33:46 AM
As I was waiting for this to download I could tell I was in for something original. Great lighting and tones. Awesome composition Good luck!
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