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Sep 19, 2009 15:28 |  #1

Went out today to try shooting a Mercedes ML I had on loan from a friend, searched a while for a decent location and ended up at a local sand collecting area.

The #1 shot

IMAGE: http://www.carphototutorials.com/photo/mercedes.jpg

Afterwards I started playing around with two bare 580EX II's on stands triggered by SkyPorts with these results :

#2
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and #3
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All shot with my good old EOS40D and a 70-200 f2.8 L IS, let me know what you think about them ...

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Sep 19, 2009 21:20 |  #2

#2 is a nice blend of sky highlights & strobe. But don't try that with a non-metallic paint?
I like #3 too, but would like to see some brighter highlights from the sky.


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Sep 20, 2009 03:47 |  #3

PhotosGuy wrote in post #8673584 (external link)
#2 is a nice blend of sky highlights & strobe. But don't try that with a non-metallic paint?

Anything that is light colored should work, but metallic shades help make it even better, unfortunately my own car is a black metallic one ... no way to get this kind of shot with that one :cry:

It was getting too dark in shot nr3, already shot it at 1/60 f2.8 at 200mm, fortunately the IS works well on the lens (left the tripod in the trunk, I know I should have used it to get a better sky ...) I'm rather happy with them for a first attempt.

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Sep 20, 2009 03:57 |  #4

Nice series, well done.


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Sep 20, 2009 13:41 |  #5

Silver metallic paint is a photogs friend...if the light isn't overpowering. Great job with #2.


I drove a turbo-diesel ML270 with a 6-sp manual as a college intern during a bench marking project. Nice car. The diesel was sweet.


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Sep 21, 2009 10:10 |  #6

It was getting too dark in shot nr3, already shot it at 1/60 f2.8 at 200mm,

Maybe not, if you use what light there is, instead of overpowering it. Remember "UBNXOUS Beast!"?


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