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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:18 am 
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I went out to the local dog park today, hoping to capture some tree and landscape shots. It was already getting dark, so I decided to turn over to the road that bordered the park instead. I'd always been a fan of car photos with the long streaking headlights, so I decided to try it out for myself. Here's the results:

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(In case you're wondering, the last one is a bus going by)

As always, comments, question and suggestions are accepted and appreciated! Thanks!

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The contrast between the sharp scenery and blurred lights is lost without a tripod I'm afraid.

You might not have had a tripod handy, but there's always a way to improvise.

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Thanks Kimchi

I generally carry my Gorillapod around, but there was nowhere to mount it in the park. I used a fence to stabilize, but even with that, a 5 or 10 second exposure is hard to get super crisp. Perhaps I could try some more, bringing along my main, large tripod.

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How about putting the camera on a park bench or on the piles of snow (with something like a gorillapod/newspaper below the camera)? Just need to make sure that the snow is level so that the camera is stable.

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