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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:47 PM   #11
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Wow. While they're all superb, the wheel photo is awesome. Mind if I ask what the illumination consisted of?
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 2:38 PM   #12
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I was under the impression that there was a much more complicated reason why the sign says "put your lights on" Like because it make you see in the dark more betteror.
Even for tunnels that are lighted (like the Lincoln, Holland, and Brooklyn Battery Tunnels), you are still supposed to put your lights on, because the lighting is not as good as daylight.
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Old Jun 22, 2007, 8:23 PM   #13
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wow. i didn't know this post would stir up so much conversation. TCav's thoughts on b&w are interesting indeed. i thought perception of depth had to do with using (for lack of scientific vocabulary) your eyes in "stereo". of course this "stereo vision" idea is moot when looking at a flat picture.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 9:27 PM   #14
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Nice shots. I definitely prefer the chrome wheel shot in color because of the nice contrast the red circle poses to the almost monochromatic rest of the wheel.

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Old Jun 23, 2007, 5:22 AM   #15
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i thought perception of depth had to do with using (for lack of scientific vocabulary) your eyes in "stereo".
Actually, thebinocular ("stereo") effect of having two eyes focused on the same object (the same principle used by rangefinder cameras, btw) is only reliable, in humans,out to about 6 feet. Beyond that, we use other means, mostly the relative size of objects, to judge distance.
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what is the bright light in the reflection of the wheel?
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Old Jun 23, 2007, 10:08 AM   #17
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what is the bright light in the reflection of the wheel?
Looks like the flash. Hawaii Built?
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Old Jun 23, 2007, 11:37 AM   #18
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what is the bright light in the reflection of the wheel?
Looks like the flash. Hawaii Built?
Nope, see post above: "thanks! no flash fired on any of these. the wheel was illuminated with a whole bunch of "mothers aluminum polish" and elbow grease :G. i tried it with the pop-up but didn't like the reflection that came off of the rim"
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Old Jun 23, 2007, 1:38 PM   #19
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what is the bright light in the reflection of the wheel?
Looks like the flash. Hawaii Built?
style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"this is a shot of my rear tire of my truck parked in the garage. that bright light is the reflection of the sky coming in through the front of my garage. my 3600 was in the house and i didn't wanna walk all the way back there for the flash. i did try the pop-up, but didn't like the results as the light really made the fine scratches in the aluminum look like spiderwebs - this one with no flash came out smoother and "chrome-ier" :lol:

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"exif: shutter speed 1/10 f-stop 10.0 iso 400 flash no exposure bias 0.0

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"happy saturday everybody! ~aloha~
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... "chrome-ier" ...
"Chrome-ier"!

I like it!
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