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Speed of Light

By MrDapperDan
Another insurance companies nightmare! A similar technique to what i did for yesterdays photograph (of the bike) but this time i duck taped my tripod to two industrial glass lifters and stuck them to the rear window. the tripod was fully extended to approx 7ft, which can cause a lot of stress on therear window and tripod (try holding the legs of your tripod fully extended horizontally with 2kgs of tripod head/camera/lens on one end, its heavy!) so the car is only travelling at about 3mph over a 4 or 5 second exposure, giving the illusion that it is moving a lot faster.
The tripod was taken out in photoshop.
Taken in an underground carpark.

nikon d90 with a 10.5mm fisheye.

Tags: Tripod Nikon Park Exposure Underground Blue Car Fast Technique Dynamic Transport Long Fiesta Vehicle St Ford Movement Landscape and travel Night and low light Sports and action

Voters: laughalot, joelrouse, martin.w and 15 more

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joelrouse 12 27 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 10:39AM
Great shot. A friend of mine is doing a photography project on motorsports and cars. I think he is going to try a similar thing. Good effort.

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achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
4 Nov 2010 12:03PM
Great thinking again, how many cameras a week do you go through?


4 Nov 2010 12:19PM
haha, thanks for th comment. Ive been very fortunate with my equipment actually, to say that i put them through some punishment ive only ever broke one which was a nikon D70 about 3 years ago. ironically, the only camera that wasnt insured!
Mozzytheboy 9 710 4 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2010 1:03PM
Hugely imaginative and I enjoyed the thorough write up as well.
fraser 16 631 14 Scotland
4 Nov 2010 1:07PM
It doesn't do the look of the fiesta any favours but it's so well executed the result was well worth the effort.
brian_nif2 12 12 1 Northern Ireland
4 Nov 2010 1:18PM
Great work
fletchphoto 18 102 1 England
23 Apr 2011 4:34PM
Might be a bit Heath Robinson but its worked great! Really good job on the PS side of things too. Nice one
conrad 16 10.9k 116
4 Jul 2011 11:25AM
Hard to believe this has so few votes, I love this image - excellent work!

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