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cincyimages
09-09-2008, 10:10 PM
I found this on another message board, it was taken with a Nikon D50 with the following settings:

ISO 200
Shutter 1
Aperture f4
Focal Length 10mm (Sigma 10-20mm?)
Light Source: Tungston (incandescent light)
Saturation: High saturation

So how did he do it? How do you capture such an shot with a Sigma 10-20mm set with an f4, 1 second shutter while moving and be in focus? When I first saw this photo I assumed it was taken with a 50mm f1.4 prime.

http://upload.scottchu.com/Jason/A3/080817/_DSC7494.jpg

fionndruinne
09-09-2008, 10:58 PM
On another vehicle moving at the same speed and in the same curve? You can see by the fact that the back of the car is mostly in focus that a very large aperture wasn't involved.

TheWengler
09-10-2008, 12:18 AM
On another vehicle moving at the same speed and in the same curve?

That would be my guess. Awesome shot.

achuang
09-10-2008, 12:20 AM
It's the same principal as panning. If you keep your subject in the same position in the frame while panning, or in this case moving at the same speed then it will be sharp while the surrounds will be motion blurred.

K1W1
09-10-2008, 12:48 AM
Yu may find that the vehicle being photographed was moving VERY slowly and the photographer was using some sort of sled.
Look how relatively clear the details of the railing and the lights and building structures are. If you had a one second exposure at normal car speed in a car park they would just be a blur.

Rasidel Slika
09-10-2008, 02:32 AM
this is most likely a rig shot. it almost has to be, given its clarity. remember its ultra wide-angle, 10mm.

Rasidel Slika
09-10-2008, 03:29 AM
a few links about how to do rig shots.

http://blogs.popularhotrodding.com/6257564/magazine-stuff/how-to-do-an-action-rig-shot/index.html

http://www.ob-photo.com/2008/08/automotive-photography/helpful-article-everything-you-need-to-know-about-rigshots/

http://mattwatkinson.com/blog/?p=60

http://www.rigshots.com.au/howto1.htm

Classic96
09-10-2008, 07:00 AM
Definitely a rig shop with a super sized side of Photoshop.

cincyimages
09-10-2008, 07:07 AM
a few links about how to do rig shots.
http://www.rigshots.com.au/howto1.htm

Ahh that has to be it. So you just photoshop the tripod legs out of the final shot. Now it makes sense that a Sigma 10-20mm lens was used. This lens continues to impress me.

SuperCharged
09-10-2008, 08:15 AM
looks good but thats to much to do in my book

500mL
09-10-2008, 09:44 AM
Photoshopped. It's a great composition, not to bash it or anything, but the effects other than the car is photoshopped.

Rasidel Slika
09-10-2008, 05:24 PM
Photoshopped. It's a great composition, not to bash it or anything, but the effects other than the car is photoshopped.
if you're talking about the blur, no, that's not photoshopped.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-10-2008, 08:44 PM
It's a downhill carpark. If the lead car and the following car were both rolling in neutral then there wouldn't be too much rate of change of speed.

I'd of thought you could get the subject sharp with the panned background nicely blurred like that photo. Didn't BTuner post a similar shot a while back?

XaiLo
09-11-2008, 07:11 AM
Shot from the back of a pick up truck

VTEC_EATER
09-11-2008, 07:39 AM
Guys, its a rig shot. Get over it. No extra cars or people needed. Just one camera man and one car.

The car maybe moved a total of 5 feet in the entire shot as the photographer pushed it from behind.

Please read the link below to understand exactly what you need to do a shot like this:
http://www.ob-photo.com/2008/08/automotive-photography/helpful-article-everything-you-need-to-know-about-rigshots/

GaryS
09-12-2008, 01:13 PM
VTEC is right. I read an article awhile ago about one of the guys who sets up these kinds of shots, it showed how he attached the rig to the bottom of the car, with the camera out at the end of the boom. They push the car by hand through the arc of the shot, and then spend dozens of hours in PS removing the boom arm.

cincyimages
09-12-2008, 07:56 PM
There is a driver so he might have drove it a few feet.