Playing around with long expsoures, a cell phone, and a car (also some composite lighting shots)

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by dsiglin, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    A few days ago I watched this video

    [video=youtube;8w638djAPyA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w638djAPyA[/video]

    and was inspired to mess around with long exposures and composite lighting. I don't have a Lamborghini. Far from it. But I like the aggressive styling of my Mazda 3 Hatchback and thought it would make a good subject. Last night I spent an hour on a near pitch black road outside the city with my strobe and a flashlight app for my phone. For the photos with the light trails I triggered a 20 second exposure and walked around the car twice shining the flashlight on it.

    car1.

    car2.

    For the traditional shot I took three photos and blended them to give the appearance of having multiple lights. I took quite a few shots from various lighting angles and it was nice to pick through them for the best ones.

    One bad thing - dirt really shows up under bright lights. I knew it was going to but I didn't have time to wash the car. Next time I want to try this with water droplets on a just cleaned car.

    car composite.
     
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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Way to stretch the envelope. :)
     
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  3. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    I have to admit the idea is not original with me but it was a lot of fun making it, going to experiment more with long exposures.
     
  4. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    I really like the first two,
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very cool
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    +1 ;)