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Warp Speed!!!
2nd PlaceWarp Speed!!!
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Challenge: Window View II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Date: Oct 8, 2009
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 5 sec
Galleries: Transportation, Fish Eye
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2009

[Oct. 13th, 2009 08:19:34 PM]

ok... well it's a couple days into voting... I have not checked my score yet and do not plan on doing so... so I have no clue how it is doing... but here's some details (i'll post a setup pic shortly)... Basically it's a Fisheye lens on a tripod in the back seat... I sat in the back with a wired remote trigger in one and, and the other hand pushed down on the top of the camera to hold the camera/tripod tight to the car... you can't control bumps in the road... they will only have small effects on the lights outside... the tricky part is keeping the camera in the same frame of reference as the car (remember your high school physics??? hahaha I do as I teach it for a living)... this way the interior of the car will be tack sharp (you should see this pic blown up =)

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the shot is taken in a tunnel in Toronto, Ontario connecting Front street and Lakeshore (goes under train tracks I think) the tunnels have bright white lights (as oppose to orange sodium street lights), this lights up the inside of the car so well... no flash or anything... now, for pics like this YOU MUST HAVE A SUNROOF!!!... wel you don't have to... it just really helps let the light in to properly expose the car...

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and yes... I did do a shot like this a while back, but that was for a minimal editing challenge, and I always wanted to re-do it with the ability to do some minor editing... all I really had to do to help the shot was to adjust the curves on the part of teh picture you see through the windows (the outside lights) as to get the proper exposure inside, I had to blow them out a bit, but nothing that a little curves adjustment can't fix... =)

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This is a VERY easy shot!!! if you have a fisheye, you HAVE to try it!

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thanks to my brother for patiently driving and remaining still for the oh-so-many sots we took that night =)

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Woooo Hoooo!!!! thanks to my brother for driving and sitting still!!!

and thanks for all the comments!!! =)

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 82
Avg (all users): 7.0289
Avg (commenters): 7.4706
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.1450
Views since voting: 7906
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 173
Comments: 39
Favorites: 22 (view)


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11/08/2009 07:21:04 PM
I'm going to have to try this, I say that every time I see this and your other one. I love the look you get from the long exposure. Superb.
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10/24/2009 04:04:13 AM
Brilliant and dramatic! The blur that speed creates is always a fav image for me. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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10/22/2009 01:35:45 PM
Makes me wanna go get a fish eye just to get this kind of picture,
Congratulation for the very well disereved ribbon and very well done,
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10/22/2009 03:46:21 AM
I couldn't vote but this is such a technically perfect photograph, in all aspects.
One question, how smooth is the road? Potholes and speed bumps maketh a good picture not..
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10/21/2009 08:45:36 PM
What is ultimately most striking is the dramatic detail of the interior. So well thought out and executed. I'm envious.
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10/21/2009 06:02:06 AM
Awesome shot. Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/21/2009 04:51:32 AM
Congrats! Nice job.
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10/20/2009 06:00:38 PM
Really one of the best examples of this kind of photo. Nice job. Is this the tunnel on York Street, or the one recently opened on Simcoe? If York, I tunneled through that thing for ten years on my way to/from my office, and still use it to get to 151 Front.
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10/19/2009 07:32:23 PM
Congrats! Good job! Nice picture!
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10/19/2009 12:19:06 PM
I gave this one a 10!! Loved this shot..congrats on the ribbon :)
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10/19/2009 10:52:16 AM
The Civic is a very cool car :D
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10/19/2009 10:21:37 AM
Awesome, way to go!
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10/19/2009 08:05:44 AM
My prediction was right :) Knew this would do well buddy. Congrats!
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10/19/2009 08:00:03 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. I like this shot, and it could be said that I have a soft spot for these types of shots ;-)
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10/19/2009 06:22:19 AM
Incredible finish Eric. I knew this was ribbon material.
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10/19/2009 12:47:20 AM
This is fantastic! Love the image and the story. Huge congrats on yor well deserved ribbon, Eric.
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10/19/2009 12:23:17 AM
Lovely sense of zoooom in this one! Congrats on ribbon!
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10/19/2009 12:19:25 AM
You kicked my @$$!!! WOOT! Way to go! Nicely done.
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10/19/2009 12:15:35 AM
I had a feeling this would be in the top three, great shot and congratulations.

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10/19/2009 12:13:49 AM
Fantastic execution !!!! resulting in a super shot. Congrats on the Red.
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10/19/2009 12:05:06 AM
Way to go...congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2009 11:36:51 AM
Nice picture! I find that my eyes focus more on the interior of the car than what's outside, though. I don't know if that's what you intended or not.
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10/17/2009 11:52:21 PM
Very nicely done.
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10/16/2009 11:14:10 PM
lots of cool windows in this one. i'm amazed on how clear the interior is.
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10/15/2009 07:14:15 PM
My only 10... Awesome shot!
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10/15/2009 12:12:42 PM
wow.........awesome.....this will ribbon...good luck 10
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10/14/2009 07:32:47 PM
The best car shot I've seen in this challenge, 7.
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10/14/2009 04:16:40 PM
Very nice depiction of "space travel," though I think the sun-roof doesn't quite fit my impression of a spaceship flight deck.
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10/14/2009 11:54:11 AM
Criteria: 3 of 3
Composition: 3 of 3
Wow Factor: 3 of 3
Creativity: 3 of 3

I really like this image, Keep up the awesome work..
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10/14/2009 06:03:45 AM
ezzz there ad guy. saawet shot. r u aiming for ads?? if not, keep truckin....love the mojo.
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10/13/2009 08:51:41 PM
Wonderful photography
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10/13/2009 04:09:10 PM
Love this one! It feels like I'm really there!!
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10/13/2009 01:24:59 PM
this has really worked well
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10/13/2009 12:48:20 PM
Ugh, personally. What's wrong, exactly, with a photograph feeling like a photograph? This feels like some clever dynamic range manipulation and over-smooth rendering of a complex model. I'm sure its all very clever and technical and all, but really ... and the apparent loss of scale is hilarious. Oooh! Look! He's a got a really small hand! So I don't like it.
10/12/2009 12:44:36 PM
That's VERY cool! I hope to see details in the description at challenge end.....8
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10/12/2009 10:39:59 AM
Great shot! Although, I wish there was more interest on the outside. Just seems I am more drawn to the interior, as apposed to the view. Nice shot though!
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10/12/2009 08:42:02 AM
Best of the "windshield" window shots, mostly because you went wide but also because you added the "wow" factor with the zoomie light bits. Cool shot.
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10/12/2009 12:40:48 AM
Definitely my fav of the car window shots in this challenge.
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10/12/2009 12:38:36 AM
A potential ribbon? awesome...would love to do this one day...8
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