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Old May 14, 2007, 12:23 AM   #1
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It's been a awhile since I've posted buthave noticed a lot of newPentaxianshave joined the forum.I'm enjoying all the new contributions.

We have a couple of car shows a year here. Apopular, long running event is the Rod Run held in October. The show held last weekend is fairly new but they had a nice turnout. It was a fun day and a great opportunity to practice, practice practice with my DS.

Any tips, tricks, comments and critiques are most welcome.

Edit: Exif added All on AP

Please note: I have no idea why I had ISO at 400 on this first one:?

24mm, f/[email protected] 1/320 ISO 400 EV -1.30
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24mm, f/22 @1/13 ISO 200"


24mm, f/4.5 @ 1/500 ISO 200
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135mm, f/32 @ 1/30 ISO 200, EV -.70
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88mm, f/6.3 @ 1/800, ISO 200 EV -1.3
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135mm, f/5 @ 1/200 ISO 200, EV -.70
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Old May 14, 2007, 12:49 AM   #2
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I tend to use the lowdown shots myself, so I think yours look good.

The hood ornaments and badges are another good subject and I particularly like the cobra.

I find a polarising filter very useful in reducing the amount of unwanted reflections off the highly polished paintwork. It also tends to make the colour seem deeper.

That slightly to teh side angle I like as you get a view of the front and the side of the car.

As you found the biggest problem is trying to get a shot of a single car, as at hese shows there tend to be a lot of cars (GOOD), but space is limited so they are parked close to each other.

One shot not in this small sample is reflection shot from a chome hubcap or bumper, they are another staple shot for this type of event.

As you say they are good opportunities to practice.
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Old May 14, 2007, 1:56 AM   #3
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Nice series, nr3 is my favourite, the shot, the painting, the car itself. Ronny
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Old May 14, 2007, 2:05 AM   #4
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Very nice shots, I like the truck the best but they are all good.

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Old May 14, 2007, 8:59 AM   #5
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Very nice series, and I really LOVE the cobra! I recognize a couple of the cars from a show around here, but your pictures are better angles etc. than mine were.

Thanks for the tip for the polarizer - I never think of using one for cars, and it's a pretty obvious one. I'll have to give that a try next time they all come up my way.
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I like the color and detail of the coupe with the falmes, I don't think it is a truck but I am not sure.

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Nice series, some mighty pretty subjects also.

TOTALLY WACKY roger

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Old May 15, 2007, 1:40 AM   #8
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Phil, Thanks for the feedback and the great tips. I have paid close attention to postings and comments from car enthusiasts and its' paid of somewhat. I'm glad to have more tips at hand when I go to the next Rod Run in October. I'll have more time and access as it's a longer event. I especially like the idea of the reflections shots and will look for that more.

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Old May 15, 2007, 1:40 AM   #9
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Ronny and Tim, I agree the with you about #3. I'm kinda glad it was in the shade, I was pretty happy to be able to capture that paint job without blowing the yellows. Tom you are correct, it's not a truck, and I wish now I had paid closer attention to the information available about all the entries.. I can't remember the make on that one. I've been trying to ID the grill and hood ornament but haven't been able to find it. Maybe someone else recognizes it.

Again thanks everyone for your comments.

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Old May 15, 2007, 1:43 AM   #10
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Harriet, my son really likes the cobra as well. Thank you for commenting.


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