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I like Driving in my Car

By sut68      
Night time driving.

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pmorgan 14 217 13 England
18 Jan 2007 8:52AM
Excellent capture Paul, love the movement and vivd colours.

Rgds
Paul
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 8:57AM
Cheers Paul thanks for your time.

I'm not expecting anything of this shot, I don't think it has the EPZ'bility and so it won't fare too well, but I am prepared to be suprised ...

Paul
richardwheel 15 217 2 England
18 Jan 2007 9:04AM
who was driving then paul, did you drag Fran out with you so you could get this one?

I've not read the technique in the magazine but I do like this as it's unusual.

rich
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 9:08AM
Me driving with tripod sprawled around fron seat and with a shutter release cable to hand. Fran was safely at home indulging herself with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon.

Going down like a lead balloon though this one, lots of views, little feedback [as always] ;-P

Paul
PAllitt 14 3 England
18 Jan 2007 9:10AM
I saw this technique and fancied a go, haven't got round to it yet.
To be honest I think I prefer the symmetry seen in their shots from the centre of the rear seat but saying that I still like this. Now, where did I put the car keys?
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 9:13AM
Cheers Peter for commenting. As for the positioning of the camera, I will be trying this again to get some different angles, more akin to the others they show in the mag, but I quite likes this one as it showed a little more dashboard.

Paul
MikeBonsall 15 474 3 Guernsey
18 Jan 2007 9:16AM
I haven't seen this months PP but have seen this style of shot before. Your effort really works well I think. I like the overhead light trails (I take it you were in a tunnel?).

I remember seeing a shot taken from the back seat where you can see the reflection of the driver in the rear view mirrow which also worked well.

Mike
AlleyCatz 15 274 6 England
18 Jan 2007 9:17AM
I was instantly drawn to the thumbnail.I really like the effect from the technique used,the colours,lines and the glow.It has impact,excellent.

~Alley~
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 9:19AM
'A little different' indeed. A first-class and eye-catching piece of work.

Dave
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 9:25AM
Mike, wasn't in a tunnel, just an ordinary main street, best sticking to ones with the old orange sodium lights for that red glow.

Cheers Alley glad you like it and thanks too Dave.

Thanks guys for your comments, they are very welcome.

Paul
rhiw_com 14 24
18 Jan 2007 9:28AM
Much better than the one in the mag Paul. Quality photography. Fantastic technique.

Rg Tony
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 9:29AM
Praise indeed Tony, thanks a bunch, not sure I agree but thanks anyway!!!

Paul
bmx_bandit 14 56
18 Jan 2007 9:32AM
Syunning shot. How did you keep the camera steady, a tripod?

Simon
wamp 14 276 8 England
18 Jan 2007 9:32AM
Works very well, the reflection in both mirrors is a nice touch

Sean
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 9:33AM
Yes, good quality tripod, and some careful driving ;-D
18 Jan 2007 9:42AM
And better roads than where I live.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
18 Jan 2007 9:46AM
Great idea/well thought out.Good luck with the further experiments.
Tom.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 9:55AM
Cheers JTL and Tom, I am quite looking forward to getting out and doing some more soon.

Paul
Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
18 Jan 2007 10:09AM
Works well Paul!!!
You got to try em aint you mate, some of them work and some dont But this is a cracker..
Dave
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
18 Jan 2007 10:14AM
Eyecatching and different Paul. I like it a lot, and would personally like to see more of this type of image and less of Malham, Padley and Nether Throckmorton. I'm feeling a little jaded with landscapes at the moment Sad

Dave.
owp 16 168
18 Jan 2007 10:17AM
. . . saw this in Practical Photography recently . . very effective and eyecatching . . .



Mike.W
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 10:17AM
Cheers Dave [Tandberg], enjoyed doing it so much I'm gonna try again soon.

Dave [DaveU], sorry, going back to Malham shots soon, I just wanted a break myself so I can review them again and try to be more selective of what I put up next.

Ta Mike, glad you like it.

Cheers all for your comments [& clicks],
Paul
Big_T 15 58 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 10:18AM
I saw the article too and it works brilliantly well done.
kaybee Plus
16 7.6k 26 Scotland
18 Jan 2007 10:22AM
Keep meaning to try this.


Roy
davidburleson 14 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 10:38AM
Great shot, Love these types of photos.
Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
18 Jan 2007 10:39AM
He is only jelous Paul as he dont know what a landscape is LOL!!!
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
18 Jan 2007 10:53AM
I do so. It's where you have to take your camera outside. Isn't it??
Pete 19 18.8k 97 England
18 Jan 2007 10:53AM
One of the better ones I've seen using this technique.
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
18 Jan 2007 10:55AM
.... see Paul, you stop taking landscapes and you get an EC Smile

Congrats.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 10:59AM
Cheers Terry, Roy and David. ROFLMAO at the Daves - easy guys ;-D

WOW ... thanks Pete, made all the effort worth while ... happy bunny now!!!

I got 1 or 2 EC's for my landscapes as well Dave ;-P

Paul
petra16 15 169 Scotland
18 Jan 2007 11:02AM
Looks like EPZ is going to be flooded with images like this, look what you have started...lol

great, will have to try this myself looks like fun and the outcome is amazing..
congrat on the EC well deserved..

petra
Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
18 Jan 2007 11:04AM
Just popped back to Say CONGRATS on the EC Mate!!!!

Well done
Dave
oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
18 Jan 2007 11:11AM
Just brilliant and congratulations on the E.C.

Phil
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 11:11AM
Wasn't me Petra, someone did this a few days back but can't remember who, and anyway, PP are to blame ... honest ;-D

Cheers Dave + Phil, chuffed is a word that would describe me at present !!!

Paul
MikeBonsall 15 474 3 Guernsey
18 Jan 2007 11:17AM
Congrats on the EC Paul!!

Mike
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 11:26AM
Ta Mike, thanks for coming back!!
debster 16 693 3 England
18 Jan 2007 11:37AM
Hi Paul,

At first glance I thought it actually WAS the photo from this month's PP!! A stunning replic and well deserving of the EC. Well done!

Debbie
dven Plus
15 43 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 11:56AM
A stunning shot well worth the EC

dven
carriebugg 16 65 England
18 Jan 2007 12:00PM
Well done on the EC - and you said
Quote:I'm not expecting anything of this shot, I don't think it has the EPZ'bility!


Well taken and good driving skills!
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 12:06PM
Cheers Debbie, not quite as good as theirs IMHO,

Thanks too Dven, and Carrie ... I know and that's why I am chuffed, I didn't think it would do well at all ... how wrong am I??

Paul
vtoth 17 271 Croatia
18 Jan 2007 12:47PM
A 30 sec exposure?! In a moving car!? How the hell did it end up so sharp and still??? Woah. Just WOAH.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
18 Jan 2007 12:54PM

Quote:I'm not expecting anything of this shot, I don't think it has the EPZ'bility and so it won't fare too well


So much for your foresight, LOL!

I have to join yuno in her amazement about the sharpness of such a long exposure in a moving car. Whatever it is that you did, it worked very well!

And congrats on the EC!

Conrad
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 1:05PM
Out of this world
Not my type of photography but I know a good 'un when I see it

Adrian
MarkT 16 119 2 England
18 Jan 2007 1:19PM
Cool shot Paul, and congrats on the EC.

mARK.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 1:19PM
Cheers Valentina and Conrad, I was pretty happy with this when I saw it on the back of the camera, and even more impressed on screen ... that said, it's not as sharp as I think I can get it and that's why I want to try it all again.

Cheers too Adrian and Mark, not normally my thing ... but a change is as good as a rest ;-D

Paul
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
18 Jan 2007 1:43PM
Now this IS good!!!

Jouko
richardwheel 15 217 2 England
18 Jan 2007 1:44PM
Nice one buddy, congrats on the EC.

Just had a thought - you need a road thats pretty damn straight for this one don't you for a 30 second exposure

rich
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 1:49PM
Cheers Jouko, appreciated dude.

Rich - cheers mate and fairly straight yes, I actually found that if the road had a gradual bend to the right, then you also got the trails curving round which provided another slant on this.

Have posted a mod to help overseas visitors with this shot ;-D

Paul
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
18 Jan 2007 2:04PM
Just been thinking about this sharpness issue on a 30s exposure in a moving car. My guess is that as long as the tripod is secured well, then if the car moves so will the tripod and camera accordingly, so in theory the shot should stay sharp.

If you think about one of your long exposure landscape shots, your tripod is fixed to the ground which is actually part of a planet hurtling round the sun at 186,000 mile an hour.

Makes you think how we ever get sharp shots eh?

Sorry to digress Smile
RoddBC 15 40 United States
18 Jan 2007 2:08PM
Great idea and technique Paul but where's your tomtom?


Rodd
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 2:16PM
Blimey Dave, that was some brain food you had for lunch mate ;-D

Rodd, didn't need the TomTom to go around the block fella, this one wasn't too far from the house. Cheers for the Autographs too, they came through yesterday, yer a star!!!

Paul
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
18 Jan 2007 2:57PM
What to say, excellent performed

Peter
stevenj 17 2.0k England
18 Jan 2007 3:05PM
Just about to say this is gona get an EC and stop worrying about feedback, but then I bothered to look properly :o)

Nice one, it does the job. I'll have to go and have a read of PP now!
stevenj 17 2.0k England
18 Jan 2007 3:08PM
Oh and Paul, there's just one thing missing... the SPORT button isn't on!! :o)
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 3:19PM
Cheers Peter.

ROFLMAO @ Steve ... but warp factor 3 was initiated anyway [well spotted though] ;-D
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 3:46PM
Nice one Paul & better than the shots in PP. Congrats on the EC.

Sarah
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
18 Jan 2007 3:55PM
It sure looks EPA'able to me. I think we're talking at least warp 7. And I don't think 'she could take it any longer' if you pushed it any further. The crystals would fuse and you'd lose containment! And ejecting a warp core in traffic is not recommended!

Patrick
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 4:31PM
Cheers Sarah, thanks for your lovely comment.

LMAO @ Patrick, you've obviously experienced that problem yourself then ??? ;-D

Thanks everyone for your valuable time,
Paul
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
18 Jan 2007 4:39PM
Make good creative/expermental images. Try them at different times and speeds. Colourful and has impact, well done for E/C Paul. Ron.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 4:41PM
Cheers for your thoughts Ron, already planned my next lot of ideas, just need the time.

Paul
paulstefan 16 509 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 5:05PM
Nice one and congrats on the EC.
I saw this in PP too, but thought the cops would nick me if they caught me trying it!
Cheers, Paul
scott_jessuk 15 249 1 Scotland
18 Jan 2007 5:06PM
Great shot and you have beaten me to it, this was my plan over the weekend. Ill still give it a blast but it will be hard to beat this. Cracking image.

Scott
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 5:09PM
Actually sat next to some 'Rozzers' at traffic lights in the town centre, but as my windows are slightly tinted I don't think they could see what I was up to. Cheers for your time Paul, much appreciated mate.

Scott, I was going to wait but thought that someone might beat me to it ... sorry!!

Paul
scott_jessuk 15 249 1 Scotland
18 Jan 2007 5:21PM
No probs Paul, it looks like a great laught, unfortunately I dont have any fancy dials or nice chrome badge on my car so im behind already. Ill see what I come up with.

Scott
sooty 36 16 14 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 5:57PM
Nicely done. They covered this in last months Digital Photo also and you`ve done a cracking job. Well deserved EC.
Chris
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
18 Jan 2007 5:59PM
I thought this would do well when I breifly saw it at work this morning.

nice to get an EC - very different to the ususal EPZ fodder.

How did you fix the camera in place? Or should I just go buy the mag Smile
martin.w Plus
19 603 28 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 6:22PM
60 up! Saw the article too and thought about having a go, but this is brilliant Paul. Well done.
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
18 Jan 2007 6:30PM
Nice work Paul, good one.

Joe
Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 6:34PM
well done on your EC Paul
msnapz 14 74
18 Jan 2007 6:53PM
Wonderful shot Paul. Seen it done many times but this is the best ive seen
Rob_p 16 80
18 Jan 2007 7:15PM
wow I was reading PP at lunch in WHsmiths and saw this technique!!
Soon as I saw it I thought it was actually one of the shots from it!

Very well done matey
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 7:41PM
Cheers all you guys, I must admit I am suprised by how well this has actually done.

Ade: decent tripod only, just had it straddling the front passenger seat - but make sure it wasn't resting on it, as the seat will bounce a little.

Thanks all for your wonderful comments, much appreciated.

Paul
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 9:03PM
Excellent shot Paul. Congratulations on the EC.

Nigel
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 9:04PM
Thanks very much Nigel.
beaniebabe 15 2.3k England
18 Jan 2007 10:01PM

Quote: I got 1 or 2 EC's for my landscapes as well Dave ;-p


show off ;o)

great shot mate...we were talking about this on on SGB

Angie x
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 10:21PM
Who's we Angie and I hope it was all good ???

Cheers for stopping by, good to 'speak' to you again,

Paul
shutter speed 16 369 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2007 10:27PM
Congrats Paul, so much for the lead balloon eh nice when your proved wrong in such a positive way well done indeed.

Ian.

PS
I'll keep out of Southport from now on if you and Angie,are driving around doing this.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Jan 2007 10:55PM
Cheers Ian, yes, nice to be proved wrong but for all the right reasons ... I think!!!

Behave yourself, come to Southport and give us a shout when you do, wuld be nice to see you again sometime.

Take care mate and all the best.

Paul
billma 17 119 United States
19 Jan 2007 1:11AM
Really beautiful...perhaps you underestimated the EPZ'bility of it.

bill
rhiw_com 14 24
19 Jan 2007 7:29AM
Congrats on the EC Paul, told you it was better than the one in the Mag Smile

All the very best, Tony
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
19 Jan 2007 7:35AM
Clever set up Paul,I particularly like the reflections in the rear view mirror,a nice touch.
Not something I would try,not that adventurous with the driving !
Well done on your award.
Janet
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Jan 2007 8:45AM
Cheers Bill - yes, just goes to show how wrong you can be ;-D

Ta for coming back Tony, looks like you might be right.

Janet, you don't have to be adventurous at all, this was all shot at normal driving speeds and conditions on a normal 'A' road, not high-speed in anyway, in fact 25 - 30mph [honest officer]. I definitely wanted the reflections and so majored on keeping both mirrors visible, but on a few of them the lights were great outside but rubbish reflections, this had a nice bit of both IMHO.

Paul
rossi 17 142 11 England
19 Jan 2007 9:55AM
Like the HDR, I'll be having a go at this aswell, hopefully I might get close to the standard you put down here.

Excellent stuff.

Ian.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Jan 2007 10:00AM
Cheers little fella ;-D
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2007 12:38PM
I have always wanted to capture something like this - beautifully executed, Paul, and an excellent EC that I agree with. Smile

Pete
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Jan 2007 1:12PM
Cheers Pete, glad you agree with Pete ;-D

Paul
beaniebabe 15 2.3k England
19 Jan 2007 3:24PM
talking about the technique not you ;-p

Ian I have not been out for ages :o(

keep well mate and say hi to fran

Angie x
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Jan 2007 3:29PM
Will do missus ;-D
daviewat 17 4.1k Scotland
19 Jan 2007 8:13PM
Would love to try that, BUT there appears to be a lack of light around my wee hoooose Smile)))))))


Great stuff and good on you for the EC


Dave
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Jan 2007 10:14PM
Cheers Dave, thought that might be the case, you'd have to drive at least 8 miles to get anything approaching streetlights ;-D

Paul
colin 16 697 5 Scotland
20 Jan 2007 11:16AM
Paul, Excellent stuff!! I for one, will be giving this a go. At least if its still raining it won't matter.
Indoor/outdoor photography - I'm Lovin It!!
Colin
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Jan 2007 12:05PM
Love the phrase indoor/outdoor photography Colin ... never though of it like that, cheers for stopping by ;-D

Paul
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
20 Jan 2007 12:05PM
Just had to be the 100th!!!
Hope it gets lots more tho' - - AND I've broken the curse - not compounded it!!!!

xxxx
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Jan 2007 12:06PM
... me too, me too ;-D xxx
mshepherd 17 667 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2007 12:36PM
much better than the on in PP!!!

Great work
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Jan 2007 12:52PM
Thanks very much Matt!!
Leightonhs 14 155 1
20 Jan 2007 2:13PM
Fantastic, very creative and original.

-Leighton.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
20 Jan 2007 3:26PM
Cheers Leighton, appreciate your comments.

Paul
rosie42 16 7 Australia
21 Jan 2007 10:08PM
Congratulations on the well-deserved EC!

Susie :o)
22 Jan 2007 5:03AM
Terrific photo. Very eclectic. congrats
Pagnobito 15 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 5:07AM
I like doing these too, but with my camera on a suction mount.
click
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
22 Jan 2007 8:20AM
Thanks Susie for stopping by, cheers too Koen much appreciated guys. Like yours too Mike, especially the Blackwall tunnel one, thanks for you comment.

Cheers all,
Paul
Chriscj 15 96 1 England
24 Jan 2007 2:54PM
Well worth the effort Paul, well done on your EC.

Chris
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
24 Jan 2007 3:07PM
Cheers Chris, thanks for your time.
ading 17 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2007 12:44PM
Great technic and the result is very well done! Congrats on EC! Cheers...Abdul
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
25 Jan 2007 1:18PM
Cheers Abdul, the EC was just the icing on the cake for me.

Paul
BenF 15 14 United States
29 Jan 2007 5:52AM
Paul, you've inspired me to have a go at this car, night photography. This is a great shot, nice and crisp even with the long shutter. I haven't read this month's practical photography, but I surmise that the technique involves a sturdy tripod and lots of weight hanging from it.

So, an hour of photographs and 4 hours of photoshop later I think I have a finished product. I'll be uploading it tomorrow morning (US time) I'd love to have the pro's opinion Wink.

Thanks for the cool idea.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
2 Feb 2007 8:51AM
Cheers Ben, had a look at your 'inspired' shots, they look great!!

Paul
iajacks 15 24 England
22 Feb 2007 12:33PM
nice, did some like this not too long ago, they create very interesting image as this one as, spot on ian.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
22 Feb 2007 1:01PM
Cheers Ian, most content with this one myself ;-D
6 May 2007 5:44PM
Wow amazing. well done
Carolyn x
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
13 Jun 2007 10:49AM
Hi Paul, I 'm new to EPZ and stumbled accross this, very well executed, but I'm with Paul Stefan above, I think I've had enough pictures taken of me in the car for my liking
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
13 Jun 2007 1:25PM
Cheers Carolyn and PMSL at Warney ... better not try this then Wink
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 2:00PM
very good nice effect
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
19 Jul 2008 1:35PM
Thanks!!!

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