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Sweet pic Howard! Love it... who took it?
 

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Better late than never Eh!!! Beautiful shot.


POM's have really stepped up the game eh?
 

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Sep POM

Very nice! Even captured a shot of a UFO in the background, too!

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Will
 

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Picture of the month

" WOW " What a cool picture, I'M not an expert but that looks like Seattle in the back ground. Great Job

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Forrest
 

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Very nice! Even captured a shot of a UFO in the background, too!
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Will
I noticed that..lol
Is that a digital camera, or regular film? Great shot of a nice car!
 

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Excellent work. Can you give us some details on the set up like, exposure, film / digital, filtering, etc. One on the better POM's I've seen in quite a while.
 

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Whooo hooo!!

I took the pic with a Nikon D50 - it's a pretty basic digital SLR camera but can take pretty good pics. I was browsing through the local newspaper and came across a "pic of the week" where this dude had taken a pic of his Nissan - just awesome background. With a little deduction using google maps I figured out where it was shot - it is Seattle if anyone's wondering - the Space Needle is over on the left.
Camera was set at the lowest ISO speed (200), and shutter speed was set at 30 seconds. There is a noise reduction setting for long exposures so I switched that on. After that, it was a matter of playing around with aperture settings to get the exposure and depth of field acceptable. Camera was on a tripod with the self timer set to 2 seconds. I think I ended up being a bit late in the evening - got stuck in rush traffic, so I was a bit limited in aperture settings - had to mostly use a wide aperture to get a decent exposure. Probably got about 3, maybe 4 acceptable shots out of it all - folk that were just out for a stroll would walk in front of the camera, and cars would drive between the car and the camera as well!

Edit - one other thing I forgot to mention was I have a key fob that activates a remote cutoff switch. In the middle of the exposure, I would power the car up for about 1-2 secs and then power it off - any longer and the headlights would probably be too bright.

Of course got the usual litany of questions as well!
 

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Congrats!

Outstanding photograph of an exceptional car. Congrats Howard! Also my new desktop...

Andrew
 

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Now that's what I mean about excellent photography, car commands the shot with a great background not intruding on the subject. My hat's off to you for a great car and an even greater shot.

Bill
 

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Awesome/ WOW

It is my new sceensaver.... Love the car, but the picture is outstanding...
 

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Wow :001_tt1: nice job Howard and congratulations. Beautiful shot!!
 

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That is totally awesome!!
 
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