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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Boost! In car action shot


Boost!, originally uploaded by hermanau.

Trying a slightly different approach today attempting to actually take this shot during the day. I figure I need about 1" shutter speed to capture enough sense of motion, OR I'll have to travel so damn fast that I might get myself killed. FYI I ended up going for the former route.

Last night I tried using my birthday gift (thanks guys!) Gorilla SLR Pod to mount the camera onto the passenger seat head rest. It worked pretty well, but there's still a significant camera shake thanks to my stupid racing suspension and horrible LA roads.


BMW in motion (by hermanau)

Settings: F/22, 1" shutter speed in the afternoon is still way way way over exposed to about 5 to 6 stops. I'll leave that to you to figure out how to get this done so that I don't ruin the fun part for you. This time I actually mounted my entire ebay Amvona tripod in my car with 2 legs extending all the way to the back of the front seats, and the rear leg opening at a wider angle pushing against the rear seats to lock the tripod into place. All the shots were taken with a tiny infrared remote in my hand so that I can concentrate on driving instead of taking pictures.

Disclaimer: ATTEMPT THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. SAFETY FIRST, AND PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES AND HAND(S) ON THE STEERING.

1 comment:

Macovei Tinel said...

AWESOME!

very interesting blog! glad i came across it! :)