In 'the zone'

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    An old shot, this, pulled from the archives to enter in an Audi (Facebook) photo contest related to owner's cars and the theme "road trip". I figured since I'd dusted it off for that purpose, might as well post to my stream too. :)

    I had to chuckle as I went to process this one, since it was taken shortly after I bought my first DSLR and well before I started shooting RAW. All I had to work with was a jpeg; thank goodness ACR allows WB and exposure adjustments for jpegs before processing in CS4.

    No trickery here. It was taken with a Canon 300D and EF-S 17-85 IS, tripod mounted in the back seat, using a remote shutter release in self timer mode. I would trigger the shutter then get both hands on the wheel. I took over 200 of these during the course of a week, refining process along the way (shirt color, hand placement, instrument lighting level, rear view mirror aim, etc). All camera settings, including focal plane (MF mode) and framing/composition were done (and tweaked) before heading out each morning. I've posted others from that series before, most with black skies (before sunrise), but really like the light in this one.

    Daifuku Sensei, Assaf_F, Sky Noir, and 77 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. donchris!™ 62 months ago | reply

      amazing exposure and lines !!!

    2. soul in flowers 62 months ago | reply

      Lovely capture. U come up with some great ideas...

    3. :: Artie | Photography :: 62 months ago | reply

      looks like u r driving into the time tunnel!

    4. MisterSimbol 62 months ago | reply

      wonderful LE work! I love it!

    5. xinapray 62 months ago | reply

      Very cool! You inspire me!

    6. DanielKHC 62 months ago | reply

      Looks like you are at warp speed! Lots of work for a great result!

    7. Mike Cialowicz 62 months ago | reply

      Wow! Probably the best shot of this style that I've seen...

    8. L S G 62 months ago | reply


    9. Neon Ibis 61 months ago | reply

      This is fantastic. Great job fine tuning it over 200 shots. Well worth it.

    10. 61 months ago | reply

      NIce results!!!!!!!!!

    11. klevo! 61 months ago | reply

      great photo and interesting story how it was made

    12. Lyteshade 55 months ago | reply

      This reminds me so much of star wars... prepare for hyperspace!

      Awesome shot!

    13. GetFlashed 54 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot, Rob.
      Loving your photostream as well. keep up the awesome work :)

    14. ciccioetneo 53 months ago | reply

      pure coolness!

    15. Maciej [maseth] Gregorczyk 51 months ago | reply

      Some time ago I've done something very similar:

    16. this is miki 47 months ago | reply

      "Chewie, we're going to light speed."

    17. Lightnomad 38 months ago | reply

      Wow, cool shot! well done!

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