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200mph Audi A4 shot by Drive By Shooters!

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  1. DriveByShooters
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    DriveByShooters Editor Audi-Sport.Net Magazine

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    Ok so it might look it but believe it or not the engine wasn't running and the car was being pushed!:wtf:

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    Cal,that is very good
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    Can't take credit for it when I was sitting in it while Annie pushed the car and fired the camera remotely!...lol
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Looking good dude!
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Rig shot?, how long was the exposure?.

    Looks sweet :)

    T
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    200 MPH Pah......Brilliant pics. Good work both
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    Hi Calvin, that's very clever! :yes:
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    Yep......30 seconds....longer exposure will cancel out camera shake :photo:
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Very nice, I've been serously considering getting a rig....more money!. :no:
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    Take up Crack Coccaine mate...cheaper and less addictive than photography!
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Ha, yeah I know what you mean. My 'camera bags' got well over a grands worth of stuff in there. I get lens envy.....expensive!.

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    Wow, looks really good that! :hi:

    She did well to push the car to 200 mph lol!
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    Feel your pain dude......one of our lenses is £1200....lol
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    :lmfao:
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    I'm certainly no photography guy or crack head lol, so I'd like to know how you accomplish this effect please mate, like to learn something & this is intriguing asseen many a time this kind of photo effect but never knew how they got it like this.
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    That looks wicked!

    Me too want to know how ?
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    its called a "rig" shot......here are the basics.......a long pole.....roughly 5 metres is attached to the car via suction cups and or clamps. The camera is attached to the end of this pole.

    As you can imagine, a 5 mtre pole with a huge camera on the end will bounce and flex like a bloody bungee cable!.....so it needs to be attached in a way that it eliminates some of this. An invisible tether is used (fishing wire.....shhh trade secret there)

    then....start to push the car....dont have it running as even engine vibrations will cause camera shake.

    when car is moving, remotely trigger the camera or set it on self timer with a long exposure setting....for this one we used 30 secs!
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Canon L glass is calling me....I can hear it saying 'empty your wallet and buy me' :sly:

    Must resit though!

    My bird thought I was mad when I got my Sigma 10-20mm......"couldnt you buy a really good camera for that much though?" :haha:
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    Is this the same car you lowered so you can climb into it? :)

    You slave driver! :whip:
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    Like this....camera attaches to the end of the pole..

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    You do a long exposure shot which leaves the shutter open for a longer time then push the car slowly. Anything thats in frame and static will stay in focus, anything thats moving such as the back ground, lights etc will be blurred. Photoshop out the rig after and job done!.

    Long exposures are great fun...

    Same principle as this shot I took ages ago when I first tried long exposures..

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    Its just that in the lovely pic of the Audi the cars the still bit in the frame and the back grounds blurring.....opposite to my shot but same principle.

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    thanks for explaining it Tom,I always wondered how yet didn't feel the need to ask how.
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    Looks good i like that style of picture :)
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    great pic mate both shots looks awsome
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    both shots are now gonna get used as my desktop background, fantastic work lads
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    Very nice shot mate and doesn't look like much movement in the rig. i've recently bought some cups and clamps to make a rig but am struggling with flex in the pole, My friend is in the process if making me one from ally box section which will hopfully overcome this somewhat. I will try the fishing line trick though, good tip.:)
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    very cool shoot!
    the exposures is charming!
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    I just don't get with these rig shots how such a long exposure doesn't result in any blur!

    Good job!
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    Awesome shot's but i'd be terrified to put my camera on "A rig "but it definetly looks worth it.

    Ive saw alot smaller rig's for wheel shot''s and stuff, What price do these usually sell for?
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    Its a good way to upgrade your camera if it falls off!!! Claim on the insurance LOL!!!
    Tom if you want to try some good glass..... try .....
    http://www.theflashcentre.com/store-locations-c68.html
    I used to work in London and a couple of times hired some L series glass from them.....
    if youre looking for some advice they're a good bunch!
    I hired a f2.8 70-200mm twas REALLY nice to use - I'd get shot if I'd bought it lol got some cracking pics with it cars rolling....
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26932665@N03/
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    It's only a matter of time bud... I just bought this one and this one. New body, another L series and some new filters on the way too. ...And here was me thinking the A3 was a pricey toy :s

    I've told myself I'm not putting the new lenses on anything until the new body arrives. I'm struggling to keep to it.

    The best of luck bud! :whistle2:

    Rob.
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    Lads...lol...Im sure the wife will be pleased with that comment....She's the photographer, i'm just the forum whore...lol
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    stunning pictures
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    I love how you made that work. Did you use photoshop? Anyway it likes very well done. thanks for posting

    ~ Sam

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