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#1051 Marc Sproule

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:32

Lucille?

She left a long time ago.

1978 to be exact.

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#1052 David Beard

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 21:31

Tojeiro Bristol..

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At a WW2 airfield location which no one will identify.

OK . Tips on sensor cleaning anyone? Or do I spend another 35 quid at the local camera shop?

Edited by David Beard, 28 May 2012 - 21:42.


#1053 E1pix

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:20

Nice image, David. :up:

I'm not digital yet, but hope this helps:
http://www.cleaningd...om/methods.html

One would think it can't be that hard, but like many things is pretty scary knowing that "wrong" could be really bad. Kind of like soaking down that first piece of original film to clean it (which also isn't hard, but at first is rather :eek: ).

Good Luck! Always a pleasure to view your work. :)

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#1054 elansprint72

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:10

RAF Burscough?

Here is some more cleaning advice; written for Nikons but looks like it applies to any SLR.

Sensor cleaning.

EDIT: btw, if you are using Photoshop, the "spot healing" tool will shift those pretty quickly... but you already knew that. ;)

Edited by elansprint72, 29 May 2012 - 07:14.


#1055 kayemod

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:52

RAF Burscough?

Here is some more cleaning advice; written for Nikons but looks like it applies to any SLR.

Sensor cleaning.


Not much help to anyone who doesn't live within easy reach of the New Forest, but I can recommend Dave Ilott at Aztech Services, he's an official Nikon repairer, I think he does all their film camera work, and he probably knows more about the subject than all on this thread combined. Dave charges £25.00 for sensor cleaning, and I'm sure there must be other professionals around the Country who can do just as good a job. Although his site says that he only works on Nikons, I've seen the odd Canon around his workshop as well.

http://www.aztechservices.com/

Edit, having problems posting a link, hope this second attempt works.

Edited by kayemod, 29 May 2012 - 09:00.


#1056 David Beard

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 18:24

RAF Burscough?


It's Oakley, Bucks. I'm afraid I can't find any motor sport connection other than the fact I used to use it for test runs on my Zip Merlin kart, c 1975.

More interesting to me is that my dad landed there in 1945 after 5 years as a POW.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/RAF_Oakley

The occasion at which I got my snap of the Tojeiro was a celebration of the airfield opening 70 years ago.



#1057 elansprint72

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 23:26

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Le Mans Classic- only a month to go!

#1058 David Beard

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 16:53

Experimental. There's a Lotus 25 non crossover exhaust system beneath my messing...

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#1059 E1pix

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:02

:up: :)

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#1060 philhitchings

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:30

Tojeiro Bristol..

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At a WW2 airfield location which no one will identify.

OK . Tips on sensor cleaning anyone? Or do I spend another 35 quid at the local camera shop?


lovely :up:

#1061 elansprint72

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 20:54

Having spent ten minutes searching for a "personal photos from car shows" thread (and drawing a blank) I decided to put this here, being a photographer (allegedly).
A beautiful car, at Gawsworth Hall Cassic Car rally, between the showers earlier today.

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Edited by elansprint72, 16 June 2012 - 21:56.


#1062 droopsnoot

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:32

Was it busy at Gawsworth? I'd booked in there for the original May date, but it was put off to clash with CPOP so I missed it.

#1063 droopsnoot

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:37

OK . Tips on sensor cleaning anyone? Or do I spend another 35 quid at the local camera shop?


I had similar spots on mine, bought a cleaning kit from Amazon for about a tenner which came with clear instructions, ten wide cleaning pads and some fluid, put three drops on the pad and wipe once across and once back, job done. I'd probably have paid a local camera shop, but I don't know one around here any more.

#1064 elansprint72

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:26

Was it busy at Gawsworth? I'd booked in there for the original May date, but it was put off to clash with CPOP so I missed it.


Unfortunately attendance figures for both entrants and spectators was way down on previous years; apart from the CPoP several of the car clubs had their own events organised for the day and the dreadful weather forecast put the tin hat on it. Hopefully it will bounce back next year.

#1065 David Beard

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 16:55

Bristols near Bristol, on Sunday.

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#1066 Option1

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 17:14

David :up: :up:

If I had a nit it would be the top corner of the front left fender where the much lighter blue makes it look like there's a ding there.

Neil

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 17:37

Bristols near Bristol, on Sunday.


A very nice pair.


#1068 elansprint72

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 18:05

A very nice pair.


Fairly large, yet well proportioned.

#1069 David Beard

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 18:38

David :up: :up:

If I had a nit it would be the top corner of the front left fender where the much lighter blue makes it look like there's a ding there.

Neil


I'm afraid that's come from the HDR processing. I hadn't noticed!
And yes, I thought I 'd stand back and wait for the obvious jokes. :D

Edited by David Beard, 19 June 2012 - 18:41.


#1070 elansprint72

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 18:41

HDR has a few knockers too.

#1071 David Beard

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 18:43

HDR has a few knockers too.


:clap:


#1072 kayemod

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 19:06

I had similar spots on mine, bought a cleaning kit from Amazon for about a tenner which came with clear instructions, ten wide cleaning pads and some fluid, put three drops on the pad and wipe once across and once back, job done. I'd probably have paid a local camera shop, but I don't know one around here any more.



I realise that this information is of very little use to anyone who doesn't live within easy reach of the western New Forest, but this is what my friend Dave of Aztech mentioned in an earlier post, does for his £25 sensor cleaning service. He works almost exclusively on Nikons, but I'm sure he would clean any sensor if asked nicely.

"... I cannot not clean sensors while you wait, I prefer that you pick up the camera the following day or leave in the morning and call back late afternoon. This enables me to clean sensor and take blue sky shots (or grey card) and check on Photoshop. then recheck if necessary."

I mentioned cheap kits on E-Bay to him, and he wasn't enthusiastic, hardly surprising of course, but I think it would be quite easy to do minor damage using one of them if you weren't very careful. That £35 charge someone mentioned sounds a bit excessive to me for what must be quite a simple job for a skilled technician.

#1073 philhitchings

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 19:14

OH! I love good pair of Bristols!!


#1074 h4887

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 19:53

Having spent ten minutes searching for a "personal photos from car shows" thread (and drawing a blank) I decided to put this here, being a photographer (allegedly).
A beautiful car, at Gawsworth Hall Cassic Car rally, between the showers earlier today.

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OK, I'll take a wild guess...it's a 1938 Talbot t23 by Figoni & Falaschi


#1075 E1pix

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 20:21

"... I cannot not clean sensors while you wait, I prefer that you pick up the camera the following day or leave in the morning and call back late afternoon. This enables me to clean sensor and take blue sky shots (or grey card) and check on Photoshop. then recheck if necessary."

Sounds like a great resource. :up:

#1076 bradbury west

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 21:44

Having spent ten minutes searching for a "personal photos from car shows" thread (and drawing a blank) I decided to put this here, being a photographer (allegedly).
A beautiful car, at Gawsworth Hall Cassic Car rally, between the showers earlier today.

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Pete, Is there any chance of a profile or 3/4 front shot?
Roger Lund

#1077 Tim Murray

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 21:59

Here's a film clip of the car:



#1078 elansprint72

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 22:10

Apologies, I should have named it; it is a Darracq T23 4ltr, 1939, from an extensive private collection hereabouts. More than that I can't tell you.

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#1079 droopsnoot

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 18:12

I mentioned cheap kits on E-Bay to him, and he wasn't enthusiastic, hardly surprising of course, but I think it would be quite easy to do minor damage using one of them if you weren't very careful. That £35 charge someone mentioned sounds a bit excessive to me for what must be quite a simple job for a skilled technician.


I would imagine you are quite correct on that, the guideline has to be that if you're not confident in doing the job, then leave it to someone who can. At least part of what a camera shop charges will be a contribution to their insurance in case anything does go wrong. I would have been more concerned using one of the blower / sucker arrangements rather than the one I got, which was basically some oversized cotton buds. But it's not for everyone, of course.

Pity about Gawsworth, but it was inevitable that it would clash with something given the busy season. I will go next year if it's back to the original date, it's a nice location for a show.

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#1080 bradbury west

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:41

Thanks.
RL

#1081 elansprint72

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 21:33

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Pity about Gawsworth, but it was inevitable that it would clash with something given the busy season. I will go next year if it's back to the original date, it's a nice location for a show.


It will be back on the Bank Holiday at the beginning of May. Unless we are washed away in the meantime... according to the local BBC News we had a month's rainfall today; which was a great deal of water.

Just to prove that I was there-

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 13:02

Question - has anyone here been to any US motor racing events to take photos (from the public seating areas)? I am interested in going over for the Indy500 or one of the big NASCAR races (or maybe both...) but just wondering what photography would be like there since there seem to be a lot of very high catch fences.

Thanks.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 18:51

Question - has anyone here been to any US motor racing events to take photos (from the public seating areas)? I am interested in going over for the Indy500 or one of the big NASCAR races (or maybe both...) but just wondering what photography would be like there since there seem to be a lot of very high catch fences.

Thanks.


I was at Indy in '88 and Talledega in '09 if you want guaranteed good photography seats I'd go as high into the grandstands as you can afford and then always for the seats at the end of the grandstand on edge closest to the on coming traffic, that way you avoid people standing / waving arms / leaning forward and obstructing your view. During practice days at 'Dega access to the grand stands was free for the ACRA and Nationwide series race I don't know if that is always the case but that is when I got my best shots.

Goes without saying take the biggest lens you can afford with you, you will need it, hope you do not suffer from Vertigo as I increasingly do :blush:

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Meantime he went that a way ! :eek:

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#1084 remus

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 21:07

Well, it's Goodwood season again...

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Have been experimenting with 1/30 to 1/50 panning this weekend - lots of duds, but quite a few I'm happy with too. This is one of those cars that just seems to get prettier with age.

#1085 remus

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 21:11

A couple of rare ones:

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(had one of these on my Scalextric 25yrs ago! - first time I've seen one in the flesh)

#1086 E1pix

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 21:18

Depending on focal length, you're in the right range for that technique, Remus... and your results prove it. :up:

There will always be some 'duds' when shooting on the edge. :)

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 21:19

A couple of portraits of the Mercedes guys...

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#1088 remus

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 21:22

And finally, for anyone who has not yet seen the quite amazing central display from this year featuring Lotus:

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Took quite a few of this but need time to go through them and find the best composition, this one just caught my eye as I downloaded.



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Posted 02 July 2012 - 21:24

Depending on focal length, you're in the right range for that technique, Remus... and your results prove it. :up:

There will always be some 'duds' when shooting on the edge. :)


Cheers for that - 'on the edge' is a good phrase to describe these guys coming off the flint wall... no margin for any error left at all. Very impressive this year.

#1090 Alan Cox

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:17

As recently posted on the motorcycle thread... Proposed changes to UK copyright legislation
http://www.theregist...ht_white_paper/

#1091 E1pix

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 19:41

Thanks, Alan... this proposal is unbelievable in both scope and ramifications.

:rolleyes:


#1092 Option1

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 21:59

Oh that's insane. Welcome to the world where every one of my images will have a VERY LARGE diagonal watermark across them. Google/Bastard Ltd and their mates = Fvcking greedy arseholes.

Neil

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#1093 Giraffe

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 19:11

Keith Sutton raises his glass to the photographers of TNF today at Silverstone today.... :up:

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#1094 E1pix

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 22:38

:up: Great shot Giraffe, and of someone I admire tremendously.

I must try getting on the other side of the camera, looks like far more fun. ;)

#1095 Marc Sproule

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:02

And speaking of copyright...I just stumbled onto this site as flickr stats showed that someone had viewed one of my pics. Apparently they copied and archived my stuff before flickr made that impossible.

Unfortunately there is no way to contact them as far as I could find.

This is the site....

http://www.motorpix.com/

This is the link that flickr stats showed....

http://motorpix.com/pix/1923

Needless to say I would like to track these people down and tell them to remove my stuff.

I would suspect that I'm not the only one on this forum whose pics are linked to by this site.



#1096 E1pix

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:37

How bloody arrogant, first stealing your work and then using it with © in plain site!

Marc, have you used TinEye.com?

#1097 Allen Brown

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:27

And speaking of copyright...I just stumbled onto this site as flickr stats showed that someone had viewed one of my pics. Apparently they copied and archived my stuff before flickr made that impossible.

Unfortunately there is no way to contact them as far as I could find.

...

Needless to say I would like to track these people down and tell them to remove my stuff.

I would suspect that I'm not the only one on this forum whose pics are linked to by this site.


Contact details:

Faisal Khokhar
Wonderment Media
Po Box 497
Staines,
Middlesex
TW18 9AA
+44 7749144238
info@wonderm.com

Good luck with this Marc. Let me know if he doesn't respond as the next step is to contact his hosting company Fasthosts and demonstrate that he is in breach of their terms and conditions.

Allen

#1098 Option1

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 13:18

Ahh, Allen has beaten me to it, but here's a link to the full details: http://whois.domaint...om/motorpix.com

Neil

#1099 David Beard

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 21:55

From Goodwood FoS
Whitney Straight Maser.

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#1100 E1pix

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 23:59

David, some purists may not (and I'm a purist in many ways), but I love what you did. Beautiful combo of old and new.

(pre-apologies for getting all techie here :) ) Though close, it seems the border color was matched by eye. In case you're not sure how, take a sample of the image color you want to use as a border using the eyedropper tool in PS... then use as your border color. I often use this trick when building colors in graphics that perfectly match the art simply and quickly.

Very Cool, David. :up: