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Gino's Fire & Rescue Jeep
Gino's Fire & Rescue Jeep

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Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
Location: Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, Novato California
Date: Jan 10, 2004
Aperture: F22
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/4
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2004

Gino was the first to come to my aid when I needed an after dark photo to submit for this challenge. I tried a number of techniques to capture his enthusiasm for 'saving' me even though he ran over my foot twice in the process. I think he actually wanted to get a 'Pole' position for the next race. I wanted a 'blur' of action yet some good focus on him so I set the camera to a manual mode. I used a speedlight with a 'Normal' flash setting along with a small aperture. I synched the flash to trigger at the start of the exposure to allow for some blur of the static lights while panning Gino in his Fire-Jeep. Thus, I had to adjust saturation, color levels & gamma. I then gave it a dose of USM and finished with a crop and border.

Place: 84 out of 96
Avg (all users): 4.5954
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 4.4853
Avg (non-participants): 4.6667
Views since voting: 1210
Votes: 173
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2004 09:17:41 PM
Wow I bet he's proud of that
Nice sharp image
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01/15/2004 06:45:59 AM
Great colors against the dark background and very crisp and clean photography.
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01/14/2004 11:47:23 AM
This is a cute photo, but I'm not sure Gino's truck rides are any better at night than in daylight. Still, a nice shot - well lighted and composed.
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01/13/2004 01:55:57 PM
Great capture of the expression on Gino's face. It appears to me like he is being a cautious driver and using his side-view mirror. Good Luck.
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01/12/2004 08:29:13 PM
I like the red and black combination, good clear capture, nice border, good job!
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01/12/2004 10:29:01 AM
Go Gino! INteresting use of flash and a longer exposure. I like his facial expression!
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