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I posted a similar image in the critique gallery and it was suggested that I try to get a better focus on at least one object in the shot, I have had another go and think I've improved on the first attempt but I'm interested in others views.

Taken in the Queensway tunnel beneath the River Mersey, I was trying to capture both the feeling of movement and some light trails.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Mar 2013 - 4:34 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:2sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Hyper-drive home
Username:tolle13 tolle13
Uploaded:5 Apr 2013 - 1:19 PM
Tags:General, Long explosure, Motion blur
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10876 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2876 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 3:44 PM

How did you set this up? You need to be using a solid support that moves with the car; you need to use AI Servo autofocus mode, and focus on the car in front. Best done imo with twp people, one concentrating on driving, the other the camera. Tilt the camera down a little to include the speedo, tach, etc for a more interesting shot. The key is to get it as sharp as possible.



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Willie

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tolle13
tolle13  1
5 Apr 2013 - 4:30 PM

Willie, this was set up on my tripod sitting over the passenger seat and a cable release, camera set to manual focus, infinity and a 2 sec exposure time. Will give it another go soon using your recommended technique - thanks for the advice.

Jed

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2013 - 6:12 PM

Quick mod, cropped to square and positioned the subject less centrally. Love the lines on this one, and I think a square crop makes it more slightly more dynamic. It might reduce the "drama" of it all, but I think the original upload had a lot of blank space in proportion to the in-focus area. Plus, the square gives it a touch more abstract look in my opinion. Just my 2 cents anyway!

Regardless of the above, I think it's a great shot. Makes me itch to try some long-exposures myself! So well done!

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tolle13
tolle13  1
5 Apr 2013 - 10:20 PM

Thanks Alistair, like the crop and agree about the dynamism.

Jed

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom855 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 2:36 PM

You are in a moving vehicle, itself moving in all three dimensions. Any long exposure will not give anything sharp. The only possibility is a gyroscopic support used for video And they are expensive. Not sure about the final effect even then.

I applaud the attempt, but I think camera stationary, traffic moving is a better bet.

Paul

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7440 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1028 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 5:32 PM

You're a steady driver, for two seconds exposure the lines are remarkably clean!
Alistair's crop is spot on. This essentially is an abstract, and linear abstracts often 'sit' best within a square crop. With landscape and portrait, the eye is directed to move in a certain direction - left to right, or up/down. With square that direction is lacking so the eye is more free to explore.
In Alistair's crop you have a strong dominant rising diagonal - that will generally give a dynamic, upbeat feel - plus it hits the top right corner of the frame which is always satisfyingly tidy in effect. It's like a search beam probing the sky.
Moira

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 5:53 PM

Moira captured exactly what I was after with the square crop. Glad you like it. Wink

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