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#588812 - 07/18/08 07:21 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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#588815 - 07/18/08 07:36 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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super nice ride bro!!! creative pics too, you must be proud.

Hey can i ask you what you use for security? I only ask cause Im curious what everyone is using and Im right in the midst of purchasing something (I have no idea yet tho) cause right now I have nothing =/



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#588823 - 07/18/08 08:00 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: Delta Tango]  
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Originally Posted By: Delta Tango
super nice ride bro!!! creative pics too, you must be proud.

Hey can i ask you what you use for security? I only ask cause Im curious what everyone is using and Im right in the midst of purchasing something (I have no idea yet tho) cause right now I have nothing =/
Door locks and a police car in the driveway. Alarm is next on the list... we had one from before but now we can't find it. It's one of the parts my dad took off so I have no idea what to look for so I guess we just have to buy a new one.


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#588844 - 07/18/08 09:38 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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Robert, I like #2 and #4 from today. The other shots arent bad either, but the trees seem to take away from it.

Dave, thats a nice chop for doing it with MSpaint too. Dont sell yourself short! smile


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#589007 - 07/19/08 02:29 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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super nice ride bro!!! creative pics too, you must be proud.

Hey can i ask you what you use for security? I only ask cause Im curious what everyone is using and Im right in the midst of purchasing something (I have no idea yet tho) cause right now I have nothing =/
Door locks and a police car in the driveway. Alarm is next on the list... we had one from before but now we can't find it. It's one of the parts my dad took off so I have no idea what to look for so I guess we just have to buy a new one.



LoLz!! My driveway is not the problem, Its when I go out golfing, hockey, meet friends at a bar etc.... Im always thinking about that car. Totally ruins my driving experience.... but so many have been stolen in Toronto and surrounding areas its like the cops say these cars are started easier with coathangers then keys.

Let me know what you get for security when/if you get it.



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#589041 - 07/19/08 04:39 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: Delta Tango]  
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super nice ride bro!!! creative pics too, you must be proud.

Hey can i ask you what you use for security? I only ask cause Im curious what everyone is using and Im right in the midst of purchasing something (I have no idea yet tho) cause right now I have nothing =/
Door locks and a police car in the driveway. Alarm is next on the list... we had one from before but now we can't find it. It's one of the parts my dad took off so I have no idea what to look for so I guess we just have to buy a new one.



LoLz!! My driveway is not the problem, Its when I go out golfing, hockey, meet friends at a bar etc.... Im always thinking about that car. Totally ruins my driving experience.... but so many have been stolen in Toronto and surrounding areas its like the cops say these cars are started easier with coathangers then keys.

Let me know what you get for security when/if you get it.
Mine's already been stolen twice so I should probably get something for it.


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#589053 - 07/19/08 05:18 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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Robert - love the shots near the bridge yup

For security, I use and would suggest an alarm (kind of useless, but why not?), a well hidden kill switch, and a column gaurd. One of the first things I did years ago was switch out the door pulls for straight ones so you can't lift them with a coathanger. Obviously you can still pop the lock other ways, but then there are still a few more layers to get through smile


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#589229 - 07/20/08 05:37 AM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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My favorite two from that photoshoot. And, what's not to be sure about?

Heh...that first one above ... am I the only one that hears the Knight Rider theme while looking at that shot? wink


Some detailed ones of mine:
http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1972/Cort_1972_06r8_jpg.html

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1976/76MC1007_12_JPG.html

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1979/Cort_1979_05r8_jpg.html

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1981/81MC1007_02_JPG.html

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1987/87MC1007_03_JPG.html

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My favorite two from that photoshoot. And, what's not to be sure about?

Heh...that first one above ... am I the only one that hears the Knight Rider theme while looking at that shot? wink


Some detailed ones of mine:
http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1972/Cort_1972_06r8_jpg.html

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1976/76MC1007_12_JPG.html

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1979/Cort_1979_05r8_jpg.html

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1981/81MC1007_02_JPG.html

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1987/87MC1007_03_JPG.html
Thanks! It was really hard to expose it in that lighting but hey, I'm getting better each time! Haha

But I really like how they put knight badges all over the non-SS Monte Carlos. Nice shots!


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#589392 - 07/20/08 07:32 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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#589435 - 07/20/08 10:14 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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#589438 - 07/20/08 10:22 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: white88ss]  
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Nice, where was that first one taken?


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#589448 - 07/20/08 10:47 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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That was in the parking lot of a beach. They were tearing something up, so they were making huge rock piles. I thought it made for a good "rugged" backdrop. I'm into taking these "which does not belong" type of photos, such as the nice car in the run down ghetto type above.


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#589454 - 07/20/08 11:15 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: white88ss]  
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Originally Posted By: white88ss
That was in the parking lot of a beach. They were tearing something up, so they were making huge rock piles. I thought it made for a good "rugged" backdrop. I'm into taking these "which does not belong" type of photos, such as the nice car in the run down ghetto type above.
Nice! It looks like the desert to me but maybe the fact that I'm used to white sandy beaches with shells everywhere.

But I hear you on that, those are always the best backgrounds for automotive photography since they're usually less complex while still remaining interesting. It looks like a really great car to photograph too, nice colour.

And did you take that last shot at the Turkey Run?


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Originally Posted By: rmodys
Thanks! It was really hard to expose it in that lighting but hey, I'm getting better each time! Haha


Indeed you are ... at least, from what I've seen wink.


Originally Posted By: rmodys
But I really like how they put knight badges all over the non-SS Monte Carlos. Nice shots!


*nods*

Thanks!

I, too, like the knight badges on the non-SS MCs. I tried to capture the different locations in many of the pics I've already taken.... Not sure I got 'em all yet, though wink.

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Awesome shots everybody! I really need to get out and find some better locations. I spent a couple evenings cruising around to find a spot for the new Impala. These are my favorites. Unfortunately, I'm still a bit gun shy, so I rushed things. The "No Trespassing, violators will be prosectured" sign didn't help! In particular, I would've loved to have taken a few with my circular polarizer, but oh well. I'm very happy with them, considering it was my first time out for as far as cars and posed shots.









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#590087 - 07/22/08 07:21 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: rmodys]  
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Originally Posted By: rmodys

And did you take that last shot at the Turkey Run?
Yes I did. I'm not a fan of the way the organizers take the pictures in the back straight away, so I decided to take my own with the turn 4 bank behind me. Every year I drive the Chevelle from NY to Florida for the Turkey Run, so I figure while I am down there, I always try to get some nice shots that I can't quite get in NY.


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#590090 - 07/22/08 07:28 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: white88ss]  
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Originally Posted By: white88ss
Originally Posted By: rmodys

And did you take that last shot at the Turkey Run?
Yes I did. I'm not a fan of the way the organizers take the pictures in the back straight away, so I decided to take my own with the turn 4 bank behind me. Every year I drive the Chevelle from NY to Florida for the Turkey Run, so I figure while I am down there, I always try to get some nice shots that I can't quite get in NY.
Oh nice, we taken our Chevelle up almost every year but since my dad is planning on selling it to make room for another Chevelle I think we're taking my SS. That long trip sure would be fun!


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Nah, Driving through NJ, Virginia, and Georgia are exceptionally boring. NC, SC, and the Northern part of Florida aren't too bad though. It just isn't too comfortable sitting in seats that are 38 years old for 1100+ miles. Always an interesting drive though. You see some of the damndest things.


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#590397 - 07/23/08 05:46 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: white88ss]  
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Downloaded a copy of photomatix yesterday because I wanted to try out HDR (High Dynamic Range).

I also finally got to play with my tripod, which definitely came in handy as all of these shots were taken with slow shutter speeds.

Not too much variety to the shots, but I think they came out alright. I definitely need to find better places to take pictures though, since I always seem to end up in this same spot (it’s an elementary school near my house)



Anyways, let me know what you think:
















Oh, and a question on this final shot: I did made two versions, one less sharp than the other…which do you guys like better?

1.


2. Sharper



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#590398 - 07/23/08 05:55 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: SS Ninja]  
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The last one looks the best but might be a little oversharpened. If you can get away with using a narrow aperture and fast shutter speed, be sure to do it. Handhelds are always better shots than tripod shots because you can be more creative with angles. Try to take them lower (at the car's angle or lower) or with a ladder. And rolling up the glass always looks more professional than leaving it down.

Also, in the last one maybe try moving the car over to the right further as the fence is sort of distracting but that wall looks awesome.

Five is also good but might've been better if the car filled more of the frame and was centered. I know most people say that that breaks a major rule of photography but, honestly, it's an art and the point of art is that you're not limited by rules. Don't be afraid to break them!

But that Photomix makes a world of difference!


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Originally Posted By: rmodys
The last one looks the best but might be a little oversharpened. If you can get away with using a narrow aperture and fast shutter speed, be sure to do it. Handhelds are always better shots than tripod shots because you can be more creative with angles. Try to take them lower (at the car's angle or lower) or with a ladder. And rolling up the glass always looks more professional than leaving it down.

Also, in the last one maybe try moving the car over to the right further as the fence is sort of distracting but that wall looks awesome.

Five is also good but might've been better if the car filled more of the frame and was centered. I know most people say that that breaks a major rule of photography but, honestly, it's an art and the point of art is that you're not limited by rules. Don't be afraid to break them!

But that Photomix makes a world of difference!


Thanks for the tips! Personally, the first shot and the fifth are my favorites…don’t ask why I bothered to blur out my plate in only that shot though...I don't know what I'm thinking sometimes... lmao

Yeah, I was kicking myself a little bit that I didn’t move the car back to the right against that wall, but these were taken right before sunset, and it was getting dark so I was in a rush.

The tripod I picked up is actually pretty nice for the money (About $60 with the head and combined shipping). It’s expandable from ~12” high to ~68” high, and the head can pan 180 degrees up/down, 180 degrees lean left/right, and rotate 180 degrees left/right. It also helped keep the camera still, since you need to take multiple shots at different exposures for the software to work correctly.

It's Chinese knock-offs, but it works fine for me wink
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#590407 - 07/23/08 06:24 PM Re: Monte Carlo Photography Thread [Re: SS Ninja]  
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Originally Posted By: rmodys
The last one looks the best but might be a little oversharpened. If you can get away with using a narrow aperture and fast shutter speed, be sure to do it. Handhelds are always better shots than tripod shots because you can be more creative with angles. Try to take them lower (at the car's angle or lower) or with a ladder. And rolling up the glass always looks more professional than leaving it down.

Also, in the last one maybe try moving the car over to the right further as the fence is sort of distracting but that wall looks awesome.

Five is also good but might've been better if the car filled more of the frame and was centered. I know most people say that that breaks a major rule of photography but, honestly, it's an art and the point of art is that you're not limited by rules. Don't be afraid to break them!

But that Photomix makes a world of difference!


Thanks for the tips! Personally, the first shot and the fifth are my favorites…don’t ask why I bothered to blur out my plate in only that shot though...I don't know what I'm thinking sometimes... lmao

Yeah, I was kicking myself a little bit that I didn’t move the car back to the right against that wall, but these were taken right before sunset, and it was getting dark so I was in a rush.

The tripod I picked up is actually pretty nice for the money (About $60 with the head and combined shipping). It’s expandable from ~12” high to ~68” high, and the head can pan 180 degrees up/down, 180 degrees lean left/right, and rotate 180 degrees left/right. It also helped keep the camera still, since you need to take multiple shots at different exposures for the software to work correctly.

It's Chinese knock-offs, but it works fine for me wink
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Speaking of that, if you want a copy of it, shoot me a PM… There’s a trial at http://www.hdrsoft.com/, but it leaves a watermark.
Ohh, well at least now you've got a better idea of what to do next time! I like to use this site for inspiration:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=37

It's Canon-only but it's a pretty good Transportation-specialized area of the site. You could get on there and post some of your's if you wanted, the Canon-only thing usually isn't strict.

And nice, I've got a pretty big tripod but hey, it was free and man is it durable! Haha, it's like 2' at the lowest and 6' at the highest.

I'll pass on the Photomix thing, I use the Photoshop CS3 Camera RAW function and I'm pretty happy with it. Adobe Lightroom would be nice though.


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