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nckissfan
07-01-2008, 09:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/7-1-08%20Photoshoot/2snakes2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/7-1-08%20Photoshoot/2snakes5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/7-1-08%20Photoshoot/Cobra3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/7-1-08%20Photoshoot/Cobra5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/7-1-08%20Photoshoot/Cobra9.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/7-1-08%20Photoshoot/Bill15.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/7-1-08%20Photoshoot/Cobra13.jpg

red04svtcobra
07-02-2008, 06:26 AM
Nice Mike, I will be taking a few of mine this weekend if the weather allows. Need to try out the new camera.:D

SVTSnak
07-02-2008, 04:34 PM
Some nice shots there. I really like #3. You did good with the background and composition of that shot. :thumbsup:

nckissfan
07-02-2008, 04:42 PM
yeah, that one is my favorite, as well. Unfortunately, there was a vagrant, in the bushes across the tracks, calling my wife "sweetie" as she was trying to take the pictures. So, we moved on to the parking deck.

Thanks for the compliments. I want to do a night shot in the same location, and try and do a time elapse with a train going by.

something like this, only the Cobra in the foreground. What you are seeing is a through freight(trailer train) streaking by the idle yard engine
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/Trains/NS7123GreensboroNC4-1.jpg

nckissfan
07-02-2008, 04:49 PM
the above train picture was Tina's first attempt at a night shot. We did not have her tripod with us, so we used our Ford Escape as a tripod:p

red04svtcobra
07-02-2008, 06:24 PM
Nice Mike, I am waiting for a storm to roll in so I can try some lightning shots. I wish I could find something like that around here to take a shot at. I will bw trying fireworks this Friday!!:eek:

97whitevert
07-02-2008, 08:31 PM
NIce!!! Very nice! Is the red one Tina's new car?:D:thumbsup:

SVTSnak
07-02-2008, 08:55 PM
NC...I was thinkin' of the same thing with the train, but a day shot. However, the night shot would look great. Just remember to keep your white balance in check so the colors come out right for the car. That'll really make it stand out! :thumbsup: But good idea.

I'm actually not sure where the darn rail yards are around here, so I have to do some searchin'. LOL However, it's definitely best to use a tripod and a timer on the camera for that shot. The less shake, the better. You want all the motion blur to be sideways instead of up and down (which happens if you manually press the shutter button). This way only the train moves and not the car. :D (just tryin' to help)

Chris - Lighting shots would be cool as well. Definitely wanna see those if you get some done. I'd have to wait about 10 years here to get lighting shots (never rains and when it does, it's NOT thunderstorms). LOL :rotf:

nckissfan
07-03-2008, 04:27 AM
NIce!!! Very nice! Is the red one Tina's new car?:D:thumbsup:no, not Tina's. A guy on SVTperformance.com requested some help with pictures. So, I offered Tina's skills. I am still working on him joining the club.


SVTSnak, as far as doing a day shot with a train rolling in the background, I want to do that, too. But, what I want, is the streaking of the train going by, I was thinking of a time elapse shot. I don't know how to do that, but I really want to try it. The Ford Escape was stationary when we used it for a tripod.;)

red04svtcobra
07-03-2008, 05:57 AM
no, not Tina's. A guy on SVTperformance.com requested some help with pictures. So, I offered Tina's skills. I am still working on him joining the club.


SVTSnak, as far as doing a day shot with a train rolling in the background, I want to do that, too. But, what I want, is the streaking of the train going by, I was thinking of a time elapse shot. I don't know how to do that, but I really want to try it. The Ford Escape was stationary when we used it for a tripod.;)Don't quote me on this Mike but to get the train streaking and everything else sharp you will need a tripod and set the shutter speed slow like 30s or 60s depending on how much streak you want. I will be trying some panning when me and Kevin decide to do some rolling shots on the highway. I am having so much fun with this new camera I can't believe how some of the pics turn out.

97whitevert
07-03-2008, 08:08 AM
Don't quote me on this Mike but to get the train streaking and everything else sharp you will need a tripod and set the shutter speed slow like 30s or 60s depending on how much streak you want. I will be trying some panning when me and Kevin decide to do some rolling shots on the highway. I am having so much fun with this new camera I can't believe how some of the pics turn out.Yes- If you want the train to appear moving, with everything else still, use a slow shutter speed. Probably can hand hold if use a 60, but any slower than that you would want to use a tripod.

Chris- what camera did you get? I am always on the fence, and everytime I decide, a new model has come out! Maybe I will just go back to my old 35mm :eek:

nckissfan
07-03-2008, 08:32 AM
I figured it had to do with shutter speed. I am going to get Tina to start playing with that idea. It sounds like fun.

SVTSnak
07-03-2008, 03:30 PM
Yup, depending on how much blur you want, I would run around 1/30th shutter speed. Adjust your aperature to help compensate for the exposure. This way you keep your shutter speed constant. Definitely have it on a tripod for a night shot. Also, you'll have to use a higher ISO...at least 400, if not even 800. There will be grain in the shot, but sometimes you can run it through a "cleaner program" afterwards to help reduce the noise/grain.

Plus, try and adjust your white balance to the lighting that is surrounding the car. Otherwise, most times the picture will turn out more yellow than you want it. You want to try and get the coloring of the car right, more than anything. Try an incandecince (spelling?) white balance setting. It usually works better than AWB (Auto White Balance). That's the one with the little light bulb on it. It should help compensate for the yellow cast done by the lights themselves.

But, also remember, you don't want to go too slow on the shutter speed either otherwise it'll only be a blur and you won't be able to tell what's going by (unless that's your intention, that is). I wish I had some examples that I could post up along with the settings.

Basically play around with it and enjoy it. :-) Also remember, the pics on the back of the camera screen won't look half as good as when they are viewed full rez on the computer monitor...so don't always judge the look of the shot by that screen...trust me on this one. :thumbsup:

Hope this helps a bit. :-)

nckissfan
07-03-2008, 03:47 PM
thanks for the advice. I will try those tips. I think it will be a cool shot, when I get it down.

yes, I never rely on the little screen for much, other than verifying it being centered.

I read a lower ISO was needed, I will try both. I have plenty of time to experiment.

red04svtcobra
07-03-2008, 05:56 PM
Yes- If you want the train to appear moving, with everything else still, use a slow shutter speed. Probably can hand hold if use a 60, but any slower than that you would want to use a tripod.

Chris- what camera did you get? I am always on the fence, and everytime I decide, a new model has come out! Maybe I will just go back to my old 35mm :eek:Got me a Nikon D80.:D

red04svtcobra
07-03-2008, 06:11 PM
thanks for the advice. I will try those tips. I think it will be a cool shot, when I get it down.

yes, I never rely on the little screen for much, other than verifying it being centered.

I read a lower ISO was needed, I will try both. I have plenty of time to experiment.Mike go to www.dpreview.com (http://www.dpreview.com). There is tons of good info there as I have learned alot from that site. But yes as Mat was saying don't go to slow on the shutter speed or it will be just a blur. There was this cool picture on the site above where this guy took a picture of the highway at night. His settings were something like f7, ISO 100, and shutter at like 1/60. So the shutter remained open for 1 min. and anything that went by was captured by as a trace of lights. What a cool picture and the background was as sharp as could be. Chris

97whitevert
07-04-2008, 07:28 AM
the best thing is that it is digital, and you won't 'waste' film trying to get a great pic, and you will be able to see quickly if you got it! I used LOTS of film trying to get those photos; got some really cool ones then though!

SVTSnak
07-04-2008, 01:46 PM
Just remember that 1/60 is one sixtieth of one second and 60" is sixty seconds. So if the person on the site said they shot at 1/60, then they did sixtieth of one second shutter speed. :-D

Also if you are shooting with bright lighting then you can lower your ISO, which is always good. Mainly a lot of it is personal preference. ;-)

I have a shot of the moon on my site that I shot at ISO 100 I do believe. I also have some night shots of Long Beach there too. If you click on the little "I" while viewing the image, it should show you the EXIF data of that shot.

Hope this helps. Oh and digital is awesome as the young lady pointed out. No lost film. :-D

nckissfan
07-04-2008, 02:11 PM
thanks!

and young.........er.............yeah:rotf:

97whitevert
07-04-2008, 09:38 PM
thanks!

and young.........er.............yeah:rotf:
Yeah that young comment....

I think I may be in love:rotf::rotf::rotf:;)


If only I weren't already married.....

nckissfan
07-05-2008, 05:38 AM
.....and old:p

97whitevert
07-05-2008, 10:24 AM
.....and old:pwho you callin' old, butthead??:mad::mad::mad::mad:

SVTSnak
07-05-2008, 11:05 PM
Yeah that young comment....

I think I may be in love:rotf::rotf::rotf:;)


If only I weren't already married.....Woooohooo!

Oh wait...maybe I best not get in the middle of this. LOL ;) :D

RF Cobra
07-13-2008, 08:01 PM
That probably wouldn't be a good place to be! :rotf:


Woooohooo!

Oh wait...maybe I best not get in the middle of this. LOL ;) :D

RF Cobra
07-13-2008, 08:05 PM
Those old buildings make a good backdrop for a calendar photo submission. The cars looked good in front of those old buildings.


Too bad about the ordeal with the transient. Maybe you should have given him Lisa's number. ;)

nckissfan
08-09-2008, 11:00 AM
here is the car in lowered form:thumbsup:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/cars/1997CobraConvertible26.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/cars/1997CobraConvertible27.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/cars/1997CobraConvertible28.jpg

red04svtcobra
08-09-2008, 11:29 AM
Looks great Mike :thumbsup: , I need to lower mine just a tad more in the front and back too.

tango7
08-10-2008, 12:25 AM
Looks good....

nckissfan
08-10-2008, 06:55 AM
thanks. So glad not to be in the 4x4 division anymore:D

red04svtcobra
08-10-2008, 04:43 PM
I love how just lowering a car can change the overall apperance.:thumbsup:

VenomSVT
08-17-2008, 10:46 PM
Looks good Mike!:thumbsup:

nckissfan
09-14-2008, 07:55 AM
some more new pictures of the car
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/1997CobraConvertible33.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/nckissfan/1997CobraConvertible32.jpg