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Hyper-Drive

Wouldn't it be cool to be able to click a button in your car and move into "hyper-drive" or "warp-drive" to get to work if you were running late? I'm not usually late for work, but there are times when I would like to leave a few minutes later than usual, but yet get to work on time. That was sort of the inspiration for this shot. But, how would I do it? Aha! The gift I received a few months ago just might do the trick...

 

I got a GorillaPod for Christmas last year from my in-laws (thanks Paul and Barb!) and I finally put it to good use because of the idea above. For those of you who don't know, a GorillaPod is a sort of mini-tripod that you can use to stabilize a camera in one position, except the legs are flexible enough to bend, yet firm enough that they can hold onto almost anything once they are put in place. That's probably not a good explanation. I guess a better explanation is that it can allow you to attach a camera to a stationary object quite easily and it's easier to carry around than a traditional tripod. Check out their website for a better idea. Anyway, I attached the GorillaPod to the headrest on the passenger's seat of my car and shot a few pictures on the way to work using a remote trigger.

 

So here you have it.. I'm entering "hyper-drive" on the lower deck of IH-35 in Austin, Texas on my way to work!

 

Of course this shot wasn't quite that easy... I'll leave most of it to your imagination, but let's suffice it to say that yes, all of the shots were taken on this morning, it was a bit of a bumpy ride on the way in, and no, I don't really have a hyper-drive built into my car. But, maybe some day!

 

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Taken on April 5, 2012