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Old Nov 25, 2010, 3:48 AM   #1
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Along with photography, another hobby of mine is collecting diecasts. Specifically 1:18 scale diecasts. They are around ten inches in length and are made from a zinc alloy with some plastic and soft vinyl for the seats and tires.

Here are my first two shots using my FZ40. More to come!



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Old Nov 25, 2010, 12:39 PM   #2
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Wow, the second shot is beautiful. How did you do it?
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 10:40 PM   #3
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Nice work...!

Have you seen the work of Michael Paul Smith...? Your first image sort of reminds
me of his work...

You can find links to his work here:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ge...otography.html

Maybe you can get some ideas...
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 8:44 AM   #4
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I agree that the 2nd one is really nice, very nice composition
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 4:43 AM   #5
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Awesome shots.
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 4:49 AM   #6
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Great shots - they look awesome
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Some of my stuff on vimeo (all shot with an FZ-35):
The tree: www.vimeo.com/11345662
with LC55 macro lens: www.vimeo.com/13884313
Zeeland: www.vimeo.com/14488204
The old mill: www.vimeo.com/14577326
autoHDR: www.vimeo.com/15797552
soccer kids: www.vimeo.com/17208358
christmas lights: www.vimeo.com/17912783

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Old Nov 28, 2010, 10:06 AM   #7
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Like these, hubby collects them too.
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 7:37 PM   #8
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I took the second shot using an LED flashlight and an 8s exposure. I was really surprised at how well the FZ40 focused in pitch black using the AF light. Needless to say it was instant! My previous camera would need to be focused manually to get a proper focus on the subject.

I have been collecting for almost 10 years now and I have around 100 cars. Most are in boxes for lack of display room These were taken with my old Kodak P850 that no longer works.





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Great how you've composed them, especially the one by the puddle...
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Yea, they look so real! Awesome
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