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05/30/2007 12:17:49 AM · #1
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i was stopped by a county sheriff's deputy before i even got going on this shoot. i had the top down on the sebring with the camera on a tripod standing above the windshield on the passenger side. i had a remote release on the camera and was gripping the release and the tripod with my right hand. the deputy wanted to know what i was doing...

i told him i was a photographer.

he wanted to know what i was photographing.

i told him the road.

he asked why.

i told him because i am a photographer...

Message edited by author 2007-05-30 09:54:39.
05/30/2007 12:23:45 AM · #2
Cool shot!! and that is TOO DANG FUNNY FOR WORDS!! LOLOLOLOL
05/30/2007 12:27:28 AM · #3
Thats awsome, Cops i guess just dont understand photographers..
05/30/2007 12:31:02 AM · #4
The officer is probably still trying to find out how a "photographer" can afford something as extravegant as a Sebring! ;)
05/30/2007 12:32:10 AM · #5
I gave it a 10!
Glad no tickets!
05/30/2007 12:34:20 AM · #6
Originally posted by photokariangel:

Thats awsome, Cops i guess just dont understand photographers..


nobody understands photographers but photographers. I get asked if I'm the codes inspector when I'm taking picture of cracks in walls an dilapidated barns :/
05/30/2007 12:35:27 AM · #7
Classic, great shot too.
05/30/2007 12:36:51 AM · #8
Originally posted by KaDi:

The officer is probably still trying to find out how a "photographer" can afford something as extravegant as a Sebring! ;)

hahah--it is 10 years old and has over 100,000 miles on it, and it looks it! however, it has decent image stabilization, as scalvert will attest ;-)
05/30/2007 12:37:22 AM · #9
Originally posted by wavelength:

Originally posted by photokariangel:

Thats awsome, Cops i guess just dont understand photographers..


nobody understands photographers but photographers. I get asked if I'm the codes inspector when I'm taking picture of cracks in walls an dilapidated barns :/

haha!
05/30/2007 12:41:18 AM · #10
Originally posted by Skip:

Originally posted by KaDi:

The officer is probably still trying to find out how a "photographer" can afford something as extravegant as a Sebring! ;)

hahah--it is 10 years old and has over 100,000 miles on it, and it looks it! however, it has decent image stabilization, as scalvert will attest ;-)


IS on a Sebring?! shocked.gif Has Canon heard?
05/30/2007 12:44:54 AM · #11
Originally posted by KaDi:

Originally posted by Skip:

Originally posted by KaDi:

The officer is probably still trying to find out how a "photographer" can afford something as extravegant as a Sebring! ;)

hahah--it is 10 years old and has over 100,000 miles on it, and it looks it! however, it has decent image stabilization, as scalvert will attest ;-)


IS on a Sebring?! shocked.gif Has Canon heard?

all things considered, it is a smooth ride. as soon as i get a chance, i'll make a video of the 250 odd frames i shot just riding around ;-)
05/30/2007 12:49:28 AM · #12
Originally posted by Skip:

... as soon as i get a chance, i'll make a video of the 250 odd frames i shot just riding around ;-)


Now that would be cool!
Isn't it time for another DPC multi-media event...something along the lines of the Night Before Christmas reading? I think we need some humming to go with your road shots...or something like that...
05/30/2007 12:53:11 AM · #13
Ha! From a Sebring Convertible! I knew there was a reason I liked you Skip.

Also from a Sebring Convertible:
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05/30/2007 01:11:23 AM · #14
Originally posted by KaDi:

Originally posted by Skip:

Originally posted by KaDi:

The officer is probably still trying to find out how a "photographer" can afford something as extravegant as a Sebring! ;)

hahah--it is 10 years old and has over 100,000 miles on it, and it looks it! however, it has decent image stabilization, as scalvert will attest ;-)


IS on a Sebring?! shocked.gif Has Canon heard?


Canon should take notes. If it were them they'd be trying to install the IS on the driver's rear end and not the car. :P

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05/30/2007 01:23:35 AM · #15
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I was taking a photo of these 3 road signs at 3 in the morning. As I was taking the photo, a police car stopped and turned around to talk to me. They also asked what I was doing and I said taking a photo. They just stared at me for a few minutes then drove away. I think the trail from their car lights really added to the photo though.
05/30/2007 08:25:18 AM · #16
Because Im a Terrorist......wait WTF
We were stunting in my 66 austin healey... dont ask.
I had a video camera mounted to the passenger seat frame. Well on the way home i drove across the bay bridge and got pulled over. Cars top down of course the officer approaches from the left and says you know you have a tail light out.....

He reviewed the bridge portion of the tape and let me go on my merry way. Guess its a good thing he didnt see the whole thing.
Then again theres always the dodge.... 457652.jpg

Any tips Skip on mounting tripods and cameras in vehicles?

Message edited by author 2007-05-30 08:26:02.
05/30/2007 08:33:38 AM · #17
Great stories, guys. Last week I was questioned by the foreman of a building crew for taking pictures of the renovation. I wish I had kept it as simple as "Because I'm a photographer."
05/30/2007 08:36:10 AM · #18
This one brought the cops down on me for (I presume) suspected terrorist activity. This is the one RR bridge onto Cape Cod. They took my Address from my drivers license and the url for DPC, and that was the last I heard from them :-) I like to imagine the cops checking out our nude gallery...

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R.
05/30/2007 08:50:46 AM · #19
Geesh, you guys need to sloooooowww down

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05/30/2007 09:01:17 AM · #20
Originally posted by DowseDesigns:

Geesh, you guys need to sloooooowww down

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No guts, no glory. I guess that the first one is "photo proof", just as it says in the watermark. LOL

Here's one from the swamp.
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I know a lot of people where I live, and I have finally gotten most of them trained to know that when they see me stopped on the road side shooting game, nature, or landscape pics to not blow the horn or stop and ask if I have mechanical problems. My last check out by the police was when I was out on a country road one night with the Meade 1,000mm reflector taking shots of the moon. I took the camera off, put on the eyepiece, and let him look thru it as a telescope and he was quite impressed.

Message edited by author 2007-05-30 09:02:58.
05/30/2007 11:06:26 AM · #21
Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

Any tips Skip on mounting tripods and cameras in vehicles?

i just had my bogen jammed in and held on tightly, bracing it against the windshield frame. i wasn't going too fast, and i knew the roads, so i wasn't 'too' concerned.

however, i wouldn't recommend it for the faint of heart...

also, if you search the challenge archives, there was a killer shot of a car in motion with a side-mounted camera, and the shooter wrote up a nice piece about how he did it. it was a few years ago, and i might have even faved the image.
05/30/2007 11:20:13 AM · #22
I doubt I would ever have that problem in this town. Alot of the local cops are hobby photographers I just talked to one the other day he was shooting with a D-80 and a 80-200 2.8 I talked to another one awhile back that was a bit bent because his wife is the one who doesn't understand and won't let him invest in some new glass. I gave him the same advice I give everyone else. a few nights on the sofa is worth having a new lens just buy it. if he took my advice he will either thank me or arrest me the next time we cross paths.




05/30/2007 11:28:13 AM · #23
I have a floor mount pod for my van that I used when I still shot wedding video mostly for following the wedding party around. I have used it for pictures a few times.

I have also used a manfrotto tripod, I extend one leg and raise it to 90 degrees press it firm into the back seat with the other two legs on the floor then take a seat belt from back seat and strap it around the base of the tripod. It holds the tripod pretty steady, infact it is just as sturdy as the floor mount. however I wouldnt put one of my video cameras on it like that because it would be top heavy.
05/30/2007 12:16:13 PM · #24
Originally posted by DowseDesigns:

Geesh, you guys need to sloooooowww down

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Only problem I had, was when I was using my Tamron 28-75mm, and I held the camera over the windshield frame to take a shot, the oncoming air took one tulip lens hood into apogee behind me.
:(

Speed limit is 75mph by the way, and at 85mph, more cars will pass you than you pass yourself.
Makes the 60 miles of "tie down the steering wheel and tap a nap with the cruise control on" a little shorter....
05/30/2007 12:36:08 PM · #25
There are specific brackets and equipment for mounting cameras to cars. They're used a lot for movies/TV/commercials etc. Those will be the best. That said, there really is no end to the possibilities using a decent tripod (preferably with legs that will open to varialble angles), ratchet straps, 200mph duct tape, some towels, various rubber pads and some gym weights. The rubber pads and weights are useful in reducing vibrations. The weights can also be used to add stability.

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