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Old May 14, 2006, 8:55 AM   #1
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This is still a technique I am working on.


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Old May 14, 2006, 9:09 AM   #2
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Zoomed night shot are not easy to master. I think you biggest problem with this shot is focus. Obviously you can't be adjusting the focus while one hand is holding the camera and pushing the shutter release and the other hand is working the zoom. You probably need to use manual focus and focus on something you know is going to be in the shot such as a street light.

I am going to let Selvin decide if this meets the challenge or not. I think the striping on the road is a definite qualifier but not sure about the artificially created light traces. If it were my challenge, I would say no.

We will be have a challenge on painting with light sometime this summer. Zooming and motion shots at night are a form of light painting.

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Old May 14, 2006, 9:13 AM   #3
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This was all done with one hand, the other one was working the steering wheel, and it was done with my SLR so its not like I had a preview screen. :lol:

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Zoomed night shot are not easy to master. I think you biggest problem with this shot is focus. Obviously you can't be adjusting the focus while one hand is holding the camera and pushing the shutter release and the other hand is working the zoom. You probably need to use manual focus and focus on something you know is going to be in the shot such as a street light.

I am going to let Selvin decide if this meets the challenge or not. I think the striping on the road is a definite qualifier but not sure about the artificially created light traces. If it were my challenge, I would say no.

We will be have a challenge on painting with light sometime this summer. Zooming and motion shots at night are a form of light painting.

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Old May 14, 2006, 10:49 PM   #4
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Cal, I don't think this is a case of zooming in while exposing the shot. I think the zoom effect is simply due to the car moving forward.I guess this is almost the same as zooming in with your lens during taking the shot.

The road ahead certainly makes this qualify as a vanishing point. I agree with Cal, the light painting caused by the car's motion is not technically a vanishing point.

In short, itqualifies on the basis of the road.

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Old May 15, 2006, 7:23 AM   #5
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Not sure what I was thinking. Of course this was done in a moving car. I guess, on first glance, it looked like a zoom shot.

Now, let's see. Steering wheel in left hand, camera in the right hand.....where was the cell phone? Seriously, for moving shots like this in a car, I would highly recommend letting someone else drive while you run the camera! We would like to see you back here again!

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It sounds like a dangerous driving technique if you ask me. Not sure you should be mastering in this type of photography.

With that said, I think it's a cool shot. Considering the circumstances, I'm not sure how much better it can get since you are in a very low light condition, hand held, in motion,...

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Yes, quite a few vanishing points. I've tried this technique also but as a passenger in the car and it's amazing what I come up with.

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