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    DPS Assignment: "B&W Portraits"

    I have had several people inquire about how I did this so I thought it would be a great opportunity to add to this forum....

    The shot was taken with a D90 mounted on a clamp Bogen/Manfrotto 243 Car Window Pod / Clamp from Eagle Optics [www_eagleoptics_com] (compliments of another photographer Flickr: CTNelson (Tustin)'s Photostream) while driving about 30 mph. The camera was set at 2 second exposure and f/13.0. I used an IR remote to fire the camera so you couldn't see my hand movements in the rear view mirror. Post processing included minor adjustments to exposure, shadows and conversion to B&W. ENJOY
    Eric A. Nelson
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    Eric,

    Cool effect...good job!

    charlotte
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    • #3
      Really nice
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      • #4
        Originally posted by eric_nelson View Post
        DPS Assignment: "B&W Portraits"

        I have had several people inquire about how I did this so I thought it would be a great opportunity to add to this forum....

        The shot was taken with a D90 mounted on a clamp Bogen/Manfrotto 243 Car Window Pod / Clamp from Eagle Optics [www_eagleoptics_com] (compliments of another photographer Flickr: CTNelson (Tustin)'s Photostream) while driving about 30 mph. The camera was set at 2 second exposure and f/13.0. I used an IR remote to fire the camera so you couldn't see my hand movements in the rear view mirror. Post processing included minor adjustments to exposure, shadows and conversion to B&W. ENJOY
        I assume you had some sort of filter to reduce the amount of light into the camera?
        Canon 40D, EFS 10-22mm, 24-105 ef l & EF 85mm f/1.8-Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Carl911 View Post
          I assume you had some sort of filter to reduce the amount of light into the camera?
          Hi, No filter on this one....shot at dusk with low aperture of f/13 and only 2 second shutter. At three seconds, the photo gets blown out and the blur becomes less dramatic.

          -Eric
          Eric A. Nelson
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          • #6
            That is great. Curiously how do you control the camera shake? I have tried similar things, not with an external mount, and everything blurred.
            ~Scott W. Gonzalez
            Canon Elan, XTi and some lenses
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gonzo13 View Post
              That is great. Curiously how do you control the camera shake? I have tried similar things, not with an external mount, and everything blurred.
              Hi,

              The mount used for this is solid...I chose a road that was very smooth and drove relatively slow....of the 60 shots I took, most of them were free from shake. The trick was sitting still and not moving my head so there would be some clear, crisp areas in the photo.

              Thanks,

              -Eric
              Eric A. Nelson
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              • #8
                I love this shot!

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                • #9
                  Cool! Great shot!
                  Maria
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                  • #10
                    That's really great!!

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                    • #11
                      wheew...how nice!
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                      • #12
                        Very Nice, Thanks for sharing
                        Karen
                        DSLR- Canon Rebel XTI, w/18-55, 75-300 lenses, P&S- Canon SD700 IS, Canon Powershot S90

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by eric_nelson View Post
                          Hi,

                          The mount used for this is solid...I chose a road that was very smooth and drove relatively slow....of the 60 shots I took, most of them were free from shake. The trick was sitting still and not moving my head so there would be some clear, crisp areas in the photo.

                          Thanks,

                          -Eric
                          I bet the hardest part was finding the smooth road.
                          Steve Jones
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                          • #14
                            even on a mount i would be too scared to be sticking my camera out of the window haha good shot

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                            • #15
                              That's a great shot. I don't think I would have the guts to mount my camera out the window personally...at least not without using an entire roll of duct tape

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