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    Orange County Choppers

    Hey all,
    Was out today with girls for some much needed R&R.
    Stopped in @ OCC to check out their showroom, displays and goodies nice setup.
    Anyway snapped this on the way out, enjoy, C&C welcome.

    Orange County Choppers

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    Looks good Jack - The OCC team have quite a big following in this part of the world - they appear to have done very well for themselves.

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    Thanks, still getting to know my OLY. Great place to practice.
    FDNY 9/11 BIKE.
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    Reminds me of a shot from a Joe McNally book that I'm reading at the moment - he's strapped a tripod onto the ladder on the roof of a fire engine - camera in the end (pointing at the driver), triggered (presumably) by a pocket wizard.

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    Re: Orange County Choppers

    Speaking of books, any good reads you might suggest on comp. lighting or general development.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacsul View Post
    Speaking of books, any good reads you might suggest on comp. lighting or general development.
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    Hi Jack,

    Sorry - I think I've got a "translation failure" here -- can you please explain what your meaning by "comp. lighting or general development" to me?

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    Sorry about that.
    Composition, lighting techniques or general skills devopment.

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    Re: Orange County Choppers

    nice bikes they are
    seems like the bright light and the many reflections are difficult to deal with in #1, but nevertheless nice try.

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    Hi Jack,

    I think you may have a touch of camera shake on No.1, and now I look at the EXIF, I see it was 1/8s at f3.5, so you were obviously struggling with a lack of general illumination, despite apperances, so upping the ISO from the 200 probably would have helped. I appreciate it's early days with a new camera (you should see some of my early ones )

    I'm intrigued, in the UK we don't have motorcycle firemen, what do they do with these bikes?
    Guessing, I'd say ride ahead and keep the intersections clear for the firetrucks following?
    Or is it more to do with getting there quicker (and alone)?

    Cheers,

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    No, that particular bike was built to honor the FireFighters lost on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.

    Definately camera shake. Those bikes were roped off so to capture them unobstructed was a bit of a task, plus the lighting was dim. Higher ISO would have helped. I guess the trade off (noise) would have been worth it. Then again I completely forgot my camera can shoot raw, duhh. Oh well, just another reason to go back and purchase some more riding gear.

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    Re: Orange County Choppers

    With slight distortion.
    Orange County Choppers

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    Re: Orange County Choppers

    Quote Originally Posted by jacsul View Post
    No, that particular bike was built to honor the FireFighters lost on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.
    Ah, didn't realise, I thought it was an older one from the more normal use of the numbers 911, but now I look at your post it does have the slash in; 9/11. Silly me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacsul View Post
    Sorry about that.
    Composition, lighting techniques or general skills devopment.
    Hi Jack,

    If you haven't got it already, then THE industry standard book for lighting - BAR NONE - is "Light: Science & Magic"

    http://www.amazon.com/Light-Science-...tt_at_ep_dpi_1

    For composition, ...

    http://www.amazon.com/Photographers-...d_bxgy_b_img_c

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    Thanks Colin.

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    Thanks Colin.
    No Worries - let us know what you think of them if you decide to get them eh?

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    Re: Orange County Choppers

    You bet...

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