A complete ripoff follows critical acclaim

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NIKON D70 - 6 sec, f11 at 18mm

Somewhat to my surprise, my last photo was received to some critical acclaim. I nearly didn't publish it because I thought it was ordinary and "try hard". But there is no accounting for what other people like. I thank those of you that commented for your nice comments.

The problem with posting a good photo is that it's hard to follow up, knowing that you're only as good as your latest work. But today, I say bugger that. I'll just rip off 2 other peoples ideas.

This morning, Seriocomic posted a photo that probably took some daring and risk. I opined in the comments that a tripod would be a good idea (read safer) and offered a link from Flickr as proof.

Tonight while eating my dinner, I thought I would give that shot a crack with a tripod to see what happens. Above is what happened.

Some points to note from that photo

  • The red LED at the top of the shot is the Check Control System telling me one of the headlights is out. It was lying!
  • The clock reads 20:07. It's also lying as shown below in the time the shot was captured. I still haven't adjusted it from when daylight saving ended.
  • The orange light glowing on the dash is telling me the ABS is unhappy. It's not lying. There is real ABS unhappiness going on.
  • And finally, that's Gabba's swede in the rear view mirror. Hi Gabba!

Points to note for next time I try this. Clean the windscreen. Use a wider lens. Find a better, more interesting bit of road than Milford. Use Gabba's car that doesn't have all the problems mine has.

Map of the photo location
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Posted: Thursday, 19 April, 2007 19:48

Captured: 2007:04:19 19:07:59

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  • Very beautiful photowork. I like the sharpness and the details on your cockpit.
    Frank - Thursday, 19 April, 2007 20:52
  • Thanks. Not so bad for 6 seconds in a moving car, huh?
    Dave - Thursday, 19 April, 2007 21:07
  • That just looks plain dangerous looking at all that cross traffic!
    seriocomic - Thursday, 19 April, 2007 23:11
  • Nice shot, thats a pretty clean shot for 6 seconds.
    Daniel - Friday, 20 April, 2007 8:52
  • @Seriocomic, you haven't been to Auckland for a while huh? It's madness up here ;-)
    Dave - Friday, 20 April, 2007 9:56
  • cool shot dave...you should try this again when you have your big trip to the city!
    Karen - Friday, 20 April, 2007 13:11
  • Thought about trying it too, but decided not to, i hate to wash the car and my camera has a max of 1s .
    m a r i n u s - Sunday, 22 April, 2007 23:13
  • It took me awhile to figure the photo out but when I did I thought it was amazing.
    Nova - Monday, 23 April, 2007 1:02

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