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Kent experimental photo shoot
« on: August 01, 2008, 05:13:57 pm »
Myself and Faantjie went out last Saturday morning with the goal to go do some landscape shooting. He recently bought a wireless remote that is effective up to about 30 meters for his Canon and wanted to try it out.

Off we set around 7:00 from a service station on the M25 motorway dropping straight into the lovely Kent country side also know as The Garden of England. Not long before we had to stop for a possible photo oppertunity...



A few cows came over to inspect the crazy humans wielding pointing clicking things in their direction



I call this "Sea of Cows"  :biggrin:



We certainly left it to late in the morning as the sun is high and the air already hazy



The Kent farms all seem pretty lush and green



Had to get some pimp shots of the HP2 how else, no blue africa skies though



We ride around the little country lanes and a lightbulb goes off in my head (does not happen often :o) and say to Fanus "How abouts we stickt he camera on a tripod and do drive by shootings  ???" He says "Ok"  :biggrin:

We set his camera (Canon 20D) on a tripod next to the road which is semi deserted except for the odd fitness freak joggin or cycling past  ::) Testing the remote out and it works ok in a straightline for about 30 meters. We mark the spot and go back to the camera. Set the focal point about where we would enter the shot, camera setting changed to servo mode and continues shooting. We hop on the bikes and start riding past the camera.

Try one



A quick check on the shot and then tried a few more



We realise there is a couple of factors to anticipate like the different lighting conditions under the trees and which bike the camera is going to pick up first. At least now we can experiment more on gravel and hopefully enhance our chances of getting better shots as the remote works a treat.

Faantjie also did some PS on a shot or two he took of me on the HP2 which I quite like

Motion



HP2 goes B&W  :patch:



I have subsequently ordered myself a wireless remote as well and hope to create better works of art with the help of it. There is always this sense of putting the effect of motion to my bike pictures and now it would be possible. Not sure how far we will actually get in a day setting all this up but seems like a good crack  :mwink:

That's all folks  :biggrin:  :lamer:
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Re: Kent experimental photo shoot
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 05:20:34 pm »
HP2 looks mighty sweet :thumleft:
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Re: Kent experimental photo shoot
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 05:23:27 pm »
Thats cool
nice action shot
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Re: Kent experimental photo shoot
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 05:23:38 pm »
Nice
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Re: Kent experimental photo shoot
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 05:40:06 pm »
HP2 looks mighty sweet :thumleft:

That's nothing how do you smaak my ATGATT for the day  :imaposer: Looking at it now realised how much gear I normally wear just into work and back on a daily basis. Was a nice change of scenery.

Thanks for the comments guys. Any tips and ideas you have that would be nice to try with a remote you can think of let me know. Open to suggestions  8)
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Re: Kent experimental photo shoot
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008, 01:49:20 am »
Some real nice pics there Maverick, I really dig the cows....  :imaposer:
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Re: Kent experimental photo shoot
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2008, 01:03:14 am »
Great shots!

Can you tell me if this product is available online? What make and who could I contact if its not?

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Re: Kent experimental photo shoot
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2008, 02:26:05 am »
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Re: Kent experimental photo shoot
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 02:54:14 am »
Nice
 

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Re: Kent experimental photo shoot
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2008, 10:04:26 am »
Only in England chaps - LOVELY shots - BUT!!!!!!

Try that in South Africa .... and some Bush-baboon will nick the camera before you have a chance to even turn your bikes!!!!   :mwink: :biggrin: :biggrin:

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