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Old 09-23-2008, 07:52 PM
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Automotive Photography Competition #182

Congratulations to John Thawley for winning competition #181!


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• The deadline is Saturday 11:59PM
• The photograph can contain only automotive images (with no adulterous material)
• The proposed picture must be your own and not found on the net.
• The photograph must be attached using the UCP system. Any picture not attached using the UCP system will not be in the voting thread.
• Your image may be up to 800 pixels wide or tall.
• Photograph may contain post-processing editing
• It is preferred that you state enhancements made, but not necessary.
• The photograph must be taken no earlier than 3 months before start date
• Each photographer cannot vote for himself, they must vote for the others.
• Any users who enter and vote for themselves automatically receive a 2 week penalty from the competition and all votes previously given to his/her photo are removed.
• The entry must contain the following information in the same order :

User name
Subject matter/photo title
Date taken
Camera Type | additional information you feel important
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pat_ernzen: 9
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Manik: 5 / John Thawley: 5
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Fumacher: 4
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Wouter Melissen: 3
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johnnynumfiv: 2 / <AAA-MOD>: 2 / basman007: 2
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zeppelin: 1 / Joćo Guimarćes: 1 / Piacki_117: 1 / henk4: 1 / Rijoh: 1 / robcooper: 1
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January: johnnynumfiv / February: pat_ernzen / March: pat_ernzen / April: pat_ernzen / May: pat_ernzen / June: pat_ernzen / July: Manik
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:10 AM
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:36 AM
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:16 AM
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:17 AM
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Tree Line

Tree Line
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Shot from the woods, Canada Corner @ Road America
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Focal length 135mm
f/18
1/15 sec.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:20 AM
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Tree Line
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Shot from the woods, Canada Corner @ Road America
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Canon 40D
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Non-IS
Fantastic John! How did you do the focussing? manual or af?
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:25 AM
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Fantastic John! How did you do the focussing? manual or af?
probably using the A1-Servo function or there is another trick I don't know about
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1/15sec sec @135mm, AND no IS....holy crap x100
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1/15sec sec @135mm, AND no IS....holy crap x100
I think the IS can't really help at low speeds like that... but yeah, it's good
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probably using the A1-Servo function or there is another trick I don't know about
but doesn't it focus on the trees all the time if you do that?
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but doesn't it focus on the trees all the time if you do that?
you pick up the car before it goes behind the trees I think...
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You have to manually focus.
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You have to manually focus.
Old school
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You have to manually focus.

Continuously too?
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Ok... well, not to simplify the process, but I'll be happy to share the technique.

First, yes... you must manually focus. You locate the area you're going to hit your mark and set the focus accordingly.

Now, to get the transparency, a couple of elements have to be right. There should be a reasonable opening among the branches and trees, you need to be positioned so that the trees are comfortably situated in the foreground between you and the subject... further away from you is preferable... and you MUST use an extremely slow shutter.

The key to the slow shutter is also that it is counter balanced by a small aperture. In this case f/18 - so you've got an increased depth-of-field that is a little bit more forgiving on the focus too.

You need to burst, also... probably 5 frames... the first and last are definitely throw-outs, but they start your rhythm and absorb the shutter punch going in and pan rate fall-off on follow through. The middle three frames are where you hope to get lucky... right hole in trees.. and sweet spot of where the car is dead parallel to film plane or lens face.

Lastly, shoot a lot.

JT
But, yeah... you got a pan smooth... on target ... and kind of steady.
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