Old 11-16-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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I copied the idea from a photo I saw linked in these forums. Also, I didn't want to get out of the car in the rain. I'm planning a sunny day shot like this, but that means I have to wash the windshield.



I haven't done much processing to it and don't know what I'll do with the shot when finished. Not expecting I'll try to upload it here.


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Old 11-16-2008, 11:02 PM   #2
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:27 AM   #3
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I just don't see the point. It's not an interesting perspective and everyone already knows what a train looks like from the inside of a car. The only way I think it could be made interesting is if the photo is taken from the inside of a Scuderia or something of that caliber.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:14 AM   #4
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It looks like you were standing outside and water got on your lens. Doesn't really do anything for me.
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A slower shutter would be nice, make the train be a bit blurred... The reflection of the flash on the top of the steering wheel sucks. I do like the idea though!


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Find an intersection where the train will not be aligned with the treeline. For that matter, find a RR with some color on the engine to help with the separation.
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I just don't see the point.
What's the point of taking any picture of anything?
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Find an intersection where the train will not be aligned with the treeline.
That is definitely good advice.


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A slower shutter would be nice, make the train be a bit blurred... The reflection of the flash on the top of the steering wheel sucks. I do like the idea though!
The train was going about five miles an hour and I think any slower shutter speed would cause the entire shot to be out of focus just causde I wouldn't be able to hold it still enough. (Note to self: need a monopod.) I'm not a big fan of the reflection on the steering wheel, but the dashboard needed fill flash to make the shot work in any way it does. (Flash was pointed straight up.)

I'll come back t the idea at some point and see what I can do differently. I think I like the idea better in the rain than on a sunny day.

Thanks for the comments, folks.


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What's the point of taking any picture of anything?

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The point is to evoke emotion and to give a sense of accomplishment to the author. Your photo does neither, in my opinion. I thought you were going to stop feeding the 'trolls', Joe?
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Mike, you are wrong on both counts in your statement.

Your comments regarding Joes' photo show considerable emotion on your part and have evoked emotions from others as well.

Secondly, your speaking as if you have a personal knowledge of Joes sense of accomplishment here.

I have come to understand that you are the resident troll here, whether self proclaimed or otherwise, I do not know, but keep up the good work.
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Mike, you are wrong on both counts in your statement.

Your comments regarding Joes' photo show considerable emotion on your part and have evoked emotions from others as well.

Secondly, your speaking as if you have a personal knowledge of Joes sense of accomplishment here.

I have come to understand that you are the resident troll here, whether self proclaimed or otherwise, I do not know, but keep up the good work.
How do my comments show emotion? If by emotion you mean that I feel that the shot sucks, then I guess you're right. I'm not the only one who doesn't like the shot.

I can't speak on behalf of Joe and that's why I said "in my opinion." I suggest you read things more carefully in the future.

I certainly don't consider myself a troll. Joe has called me a troll a number of time in the past so that's why I said that. I just speak about things the way I see them and I'm not worried if what I say offends anyone, much unlike most people here. I don't go around looking to start arguments. I don't visit a lot of forums on a regular basis, but this is by far the "softest" forum I've been to.
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Mike, you are wrong on both counts in your statement.

Your comments regarding Joes' photo show considerable emotion on your part and have evoked emotions from others as well.

Secondly, your speaking as if you have a personal knowledge of Joes sense of accomplishment here.

I have come to understand that you are the resident troll here, whether self proclaimed or otherwise, I do not know, but keep up the good work.
As someone who "calls out" Mike B too often for my own good , I don't see a problem with his post here. He doesn't like the shot and he doesn't see the shot conveying any emotion. I took "sense of accomplishment" mean that a good shot would have made Joe feel good about his photography and Mike doesn't think this shot would do so or did so.
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First off, what is a troll? I remember them being some really small ugly doll with spiked hair and in speedos.

It is people like Mike B. that keep the forum interesting and keep me coming back. I enjoy his entertaining posts for the only reason that most the time he is telling the [harsh] truth, something that most people are scared to do. I'm not saying he was all that "harsh" here, but he has been accused of it in the past.
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First off, what is a troll? I remember them being some really small ugly doll with spiked hair and in speedos.

It is people like Mike B. that keep the forum interesting and keep me coming back. I enjoy his entertaining posts for the only reason that most the time he is telling the [harsh] truth, something that most people are scared to do. I'm not saying he was all that "harsh" here, but he has been accused of it in the past.
A troll is someone who goes around looking to cause trouble and create arguments under false pretenses. I do neither. I simply offer my opinion in a blatant way and it often isn't what people like to hear.
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As for the flash reflection, do you have an off camera cord?
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I would like to see the camera moved up, so less dash, more windsheild, drop the steering wheel, and some of the ceiling to give the out of window look.
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How do my comments show emotion? If by emotion you mean that I feel that the shot sucks, then I guess you're right. I'm not the only one who doesn't like the shot.

I can't speak on behalf of Joe and that's why I said "in my opinion." I suggest you read things more carefully in the future.

I certainly don't consider myself a troll. Joe has called me a troll a number of time in the past so that's why I said that. I just speak about things the way I see them and I'm not worried if what I say offends anyone, much unlike most people here. I don't go around looking to start arguments. I don't visit a lot of forums on a regular basis, but this is by far the "softest" forum I've been to.
Seems to me folks here tend to be a little too serious, so with 2000 comedians out of work, I shall not again try to be humorous nor shall I again plant my tongue firmly in my cheek.
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Seems to me folks here tend to be a little too serious, so with 2000 comedians out of work, I shall not again try to be humorous nor shall I again plant my tongue firmly in my cheek.
Either you need to do some serious work on your sense of humor, or you're lying, and I think you are.
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Either you need to do some serious work on your sense of humor, or you're lying, and I think you are.
Well you are entitled to your opinion, regardless of how irrelevent it may be. Experiance has shown me I can't win an argument with a fool.
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Well you are entitled to your opinion, regardless of how irrelevent it may be. Experiance has shown me I can't win an argument with a fool.
What reason(s) do you have to believe that I am a fool?
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Quick, get your cameras, it looks like another thread has derailed!
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What reason(s) do you have to believe that I am a fool?
I suggest you read my post again.
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I suggest you read my post again.
I decided to ignore this in my previous post, but I guess I can't. You claimed you were being sarcastic and I said that I think you're lying. How is that irrelevant?
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I decided to ignore this in my previous post, but I guess I can't. You claimed you were being sarcastic and I said that I think you're lying. How is that irrelevant?
Just won't leave it alone will you. Looks like you are "trolling".

Calling someone a liar is relevant. I just simply chose to ignore your comment and allowed you your opinion. Then I expressed mine. Frankly, I couldn’t care less as to what you think about me or anything else for that matter. Therein lies the irrelevancy.

Mostly I have found your posts…….. entertaining. You pride yourself on your blunt criticism and there is a lot to be said for a person who speaks their mind. However there is difference between speaking your mind or being an arrogant ass.

I hope this clears up any confusion you may have had. Now, if you don’t mind, I have important things to do like changing the air in my tires.
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