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Jan 26, 2015 19:33 |  #10966

Nice! Love the darkness!


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Jan 27, 2015 00:25 as a reply to  @ VisualEchos's post |  #10967

thank you sir. I've been flooding this thread full of shots lately.


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Jan 28, 2015 13:53 |  #10968

Dom87SS wrote in post #17370722 (external link)
Do a search, amazon has them, as Plano Double scoped rifle case w/wheels. Its sold as a 52" case and just fit across the back seat of my grand Prix on a slight angle. Its big but super sturdy and fairly light for its size.

Thanks! I'll give it a search.




  
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Jan 29, 2015 05:55 |  #10969

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Jan 29, 2015 16:30 |  #10970

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Jan 29, 2015 19:19 |  #10971

That's probably one of the very few images I've seen from you that I didn't like. Not sure what you were thinking there, and I'd feel remiss if I didn't say something lol


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Jan 29, 2015 19:21 as a reply to  @ VisualEchos's post |  #10972

Are you referring to mine andrew?


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Jan 30, 2015 00:55 |  #10973

I like it, but the fake flares are a bit much.


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Jan 30, 2015 01:25 |  #10974

steelbluesleepr wrote in post #17406720 (external link)
I like it, but the fake flares are a bit much.

Lights are real... Using layer mask from a different image with the lights on. Did add a very very small flare with blur to it though


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Jan 31, 2015 16:26 |  #10975

BlueDemon wrote in post #17406321 (external link)
Are you referring to mine andrew?

Yes sir.


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Jan 31, 2015 20:51 |  #10976

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That's a nice balance of exposure, but I don't think it should be so centered. I'd take some off the bottom.


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Feb 03, 2015 01:47 |  #10977

I like the photo, but dont think its really a rigshot kind of photo..

Cant really tell there is motion.


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Feb 06, 2015 12:29 |  #10978

I got a rig last night! I got the Rig-Pro Basic Setup. It's a 15 ft (3 pole) rig that threads together. It comes with everything you need to get started.

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I am very happy with the quality of the parts. It's all very sturdy and well thought out. The poles are roughed up to provide extra grip. The parts all go together easily once you figure out what goes where.

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I decided to go out into the cold weather (it was around 10°F) and try to take some shots in a parking ramp close to my house. Despite the cold, everything worked perfectly. No issues at all and everything went as easily as could be expected.

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I went for a low 3/4 angle and used the corner of the windshield and the corner of the hood for mounting. These are both fairly sturdy points. That gave me 10ft of pole hanging off the car, which was plenty with a 17mm lens on full frame.

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I used a CPL and played around with the settings a bit. The parking ramp has LED lighting and it's decent for the middle of the night, but not very bright compared to daytime (or even golden hour). Getting slow shutter speeds was not an issue.

I brought my old 5D Classic just in case something happened it wouldn't be a more expensive body getting damaged (this was not an issue thankfully). I had no issues getting sharp shots. I tried shutter speeds from 2 to 10 seconds. 4-5 seconds seemed to work best.

Here are the settings for the shot below:

Camera: Canon 5D Classic
Lens: Canon 17-40mm f/4
ISO Speed: 100
Focal Length: 19mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure: 5 sec.
Polarizer: Yes

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And here's the final product after a bit of tweaking:

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For a first try, I am very happy with how it turned out. Next time I'll use the 5D3 so I have some more resolution to work with in post processing. The rig kit worked great. Everything worked flawlessly. Next I need to experiment with some more mounting positions/angles and get shots of some better cars!

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Feb 07, 2015 04:49 |  #10979

Nice work and review. 10 degrees vmad I remember those days..
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Feb 07, 2015 05:12 |  #10980

Cool (no pun intended) stuff Ben! May I ask where you got the Rig-Pro Basic Setup? It looks like you got the whole kit.


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