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    Bit of fun with a manfrotto suction cap (thanks Daniel!). It's incredibly nerve wracking to drive around with several grands worth of camera and lens sitting up front like this.

    2 x SB800's on back seat with full cut of CTO gel on each at 1/32nd power. 1 x SB800 with 1/4 blue gel squeezed into dash area at 1/64 and -2/3 power (with cinefoil snoot to keep as much light off top of steering wheel as possible).

    Camera triggered by PW on Channel 1 (which had Daniel's Zebra Flash cord plugged from PW to camera), and another PW in hotshoe on Channel 2 to fire one of the flashes in-car and the other two flashes in car on optical slave mode. Using different channels like this meant that one fire of the PW I was holding would trip shutter, and as it was about to close, rear sync mode then tripped the interior flash on another channel which itself pushed the other two into action via their optical slaves.

    There is a small ridge down the center line, so I had to mount the suction cup to one side of this, hence the off-set framing - not as squared up as I would have liked.

    ISO 400, 1/8th sec, f/8.

    Tip for others - a super-clean windscreen if you don't want to spend all night cloning :)

    Daniel's pics include some typical set-up shots.

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    1. Mearesy 61 months ago | reply

      NICE dude!

    2. Rashawn Woodgett 61 months ago | reply

      you were at 1/8. How fast was your actual motion to get such a crisp background?

    3. kev stanton [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

      Congrats on Explore! Love this pic...such a dramatic composition!

    4. strobe_flash 61 months ago | reply

      @Woodgett - I guess I was traveling 40 km/h or so through the tunnel - wanted to go faster but someone in front of me was in no rush. As it turned out, it seemed a good speed to blur the walls nicely.

    5. JanLendL [too busy!] 61 months ago | reply

      Congrats on Explore FP. A bit scary indeed with the camera and lens you are using sitting in front of your car.. It's good that manfrotto make excellent quality products.

    6. Cruxlub 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Big Blue Planet *sweeper IS active*, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Great angle.
      Well composed.

    7. Blue Doors Studio 61 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot. You're a braver man than me driving with a D3 held on by a bit of air pressure!
      Great use of the multiple lighting zones, the use of the cooler light from the dash is great.

    8. Ralf Nowak 61 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! Congrats on Explore!

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    9. Chiang CSJ 61 months ago | reply

      that is so cool
      want to try that

    10. @Doug88888 61 months ago | reply

      What a great shot! Exceptional.

      Thanks for sharing it.

    11. EOS1DsIII 61 months ago | reply

      Extraordinary stunning shot.
      Congrats on EXPLORE !!!!!

      Please view my "nightdrive"

    12. DanielLarsenNZ 61 months ago | reply

      That is so cool J!

    13. Ting Hay 61 months ago | reply

      this is so cooolll! :))) and congratulations.. it's on EXPLORE :)

    14. Brendan Falkowski 61 months ago | reply

      So when do you start directing hip-hop videos?

    15. strobe_flash 61 months ago | reply

      @Brendan - ha, good to hear from you! Answer is when I get some more Bling

    16. CreativeDirections 59 months ago | reply

      Worth the effort!

    17. John Pozadzides 56 months ago | reply

      Simply fantastic!

    18. Dimidus 39 months ago | reply

      Fantastic, impressive flash control. I acctually love the of center tilt, it gives life and motion.

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