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Midnight Run
Midnight Run

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Date: Nov 17, 2009
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2009


For lighting (as with all of my shots) I use alienbees strobes... they are Awesome!

I use a B800 strobe with a 24x36 softbox... I used a method that ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Mike_Adams found on the web and showed me the video for... turns out that it was a LOT harder than I had thought... the principal is simple though... just set up your camera with a long exposure (long enough for the city lights... like 20 seconds)... this is the fun part... get your strobe and battery pack strapped around your shoulder, walk around the car in a circle and push the test button on the flash at full power as you walk around it... you can pop it from all different angles as many times as you want... it acts as though you have basically 5 lights set up around the car because you can pop your flash in all 5 positions of the car... front, back, top left, top right, and side... the VERY tricky part is that you, or the soft box can NEVER be between the car and the camera or you will end up with ghosts in the shot... try it.... it's VERY tricky =) took about 50 tries to get to a point where all of the ghosts were gone... When we got there, the club was open (who'd a thought it would be open on a Monday night...) we talked to the manager of the club and he was very nice, he let us go into the parking lot for free to do the shoot...

Thanks for the comments and fav's!

Special thanks to my Dad for being very patient in the freezing cold parking lot and many thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Mike_Adams for showing me the video on how to do this shot =)

please PM me if you have any questions =)

Place: 46 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.2953
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2642
Avg (non-participants): 6.3721
Views since voting: 1110
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 149
Comments: 10
Favorites: 6 (view)

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12/10/2009 06:57:14 AM
VERY impressive and thanks very much for the notes on how this was done. I'm betting this looks smashing printed large!!
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12/10/2009 06:25:03 AM
Awesome picture, I love it.
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12/08/2009 07:05:20 AM
Told you it was a 6.3 ;)

Great finish Eric!
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12/08/2009 12:04:11 AM
Not a bad finish for you either :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2009 02:41:14 PM
Looks like the advertisement hoarding. Great shot indeed.
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12/06/2009 05:20:09 PM
Looks awesome! Hope it's doing well for you.
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12/05/2009 02:48:54 AM
Reminds me of the Beach Boys "Little Deuce Coup." Love the car, the setting, the processing and the photo.
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12/02/2009 01:57:23 PM
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12/02/2009 12:30:50 PM
well done...almost borderline to harsh with the lighting...but an excellent capture none the less
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12/01/2009 04:48:48 AM
wow, shining car, shining city. 8, Top 5
What kind of light did you use?
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