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#1 OFFLINE   carbonsigma

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:17 PM

As most of you would know, I have a passion for photography and now that I'm on holidays I've got a bit more time to shoot my models. I plan to shoot most of my models again using my new camera, and will share the shoots here. Sydney is a rather small city but I will try to find as many different and interesting locations as I can. Hopefully the Harbour Bridge and Opera House won't become a recurring theme in my shoots.

Admittedly shooting outdoors is easier than shooting indoors, but in my opinion outdoor is much more interesting with the backgrounds on offer. I hope to inspire other members here on DX to take their models outside for shoots as well. Why not share the backdrops your corner of the world has to offer?

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#2 OFFLINE   carbonsigma

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:30 PM

Photoshoot 1 / Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG / Sydney Airport

I've shot at this location before, but I thought that the SLS would be a very suitable car to shoot here with its gullwing doors. However I arrived late in the afternoon and it seemed that planes weren't landing very often. Eventually the sun became low and I didn't have a tripod to allow me to shoot low aperture shots (to get the runway in focus) in the low light. Nevertheless I was happy with the results, with the purple/pink light of the sunset reflecting nicely on the Merc's silver paint.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:31 PM

If there's no model v model 2 shoot, I riot   :occasion14:

That SLS shoot is SUPERB http://www.diecastxc...tyle_emoticons/default/rock.gif

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:37 PM

View PostT1000, on 30 June 2010 - 11:31 PM, said:

If there's no model v model 2 shoot, I riot   :occasion14:

That SLS shoot is SUPERB http://www.diecastxc...tyle_emoticons/default/rock.gif
Long story short, I had organised a shoot with a 1:1 CCX, my 1:18 and my model friend, but she wasn't feeling too well on the day, so it ended up as being 1:1 and 1:18 only Posted Image

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:53 PM

Ah, pitty... The 1:1 CCX will suffice though  :occasion14:
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:00 AM

Very nice shots!

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:13 AM

nice shots man, first two are a little blurry though

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:28 AM

Ok after looking at your photos, I have made up my mind to get one. Where did you buy it from?

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:44 AM

great license plate ! And photos too ofcourse !!  :occasion14:
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:36 AM

Excellent pictures as always except for the first one. I'm just nitpicking but it is a bit too noisy and contrasty. Do you have a flickr where I can view your EXIF data?

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:37 AM

love the SLS ....nice shots ...
thanks for sharing

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:10 AM

Nice shots!   :wavetowel2:
As Khanak said ,they do look a little too noisy. Looks like the 500D is too noisy at ISO 400   :occasion14:
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:17 AM

i dont think they look too noisy and how do you know hes using ISO 400. if he is though...weird...i only shoot at 100 or 200.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:28 AM

View Postkhanak, on 01 July 2010 - 02:36 AM, said:

Excellent pictures as always except for the first one. I'm just nitpicking but it is a bit too noisy and contrasty. Do you have a flickr where I can view your EXIF data?

Funny the first one appeals to me the most. Then again I am not an expert in photography.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:42 AM

View PostSeby123, on 01 July 2010 - 06:17 AM, said:

i dont think they look too noisy and how do you know hes using ISO 400. if he is though...weird...i only shoot at 100 or 200.

EXIF data ;)

Just save the pic, right click and proprieties and then details   :occasion14:
He was shooting at high aperture sizes (f number) so the background wouldn't be so blurry (hard to achieve that effect with the standard 18-55mm kit lens which I presume he's using)and that translates into lower shutter speeds which need to be compensated with a higher ISO value.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:25 PM

You just talked me into an SLS. When will the madness stop?  :occasion14:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

Nice! Love the new sig btw..needs more sexy models. Unfortunately the SLS and Stirling Moss isn't in my budget  :occasion14:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:52 PM

Rockin pictures of  your 'Hiflyer' Carbonsig!!!  :wavetowel2:

Especially the first one   :occasion14:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:57 PM

That SLS looks so, so good and so do these photos!

In your signature, is that a 1:1 CCX with your 1:18?  You saw a 1:1 CCX?!

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:01 AM

View Post118supercars, on 01 July 2010 - 08:57 PM, said:

That SLS looks so, so good and so do these photos!

In your signature, is that a 1:1 CCX with your 1:18?  You saw a 1:1 CCX?!

yea he did at the dealer lol. we were planning on going together but the boss of the ferrari dealership (which for some reason has the ccx  :occasion14: ) quit and yea...:P

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

@S40, mbc112, I'm no Mercaholic, but I absolutely love the SLS!

@diecastcity, Alex, Dennis, mairandeddy, thanks!

@Seby, the first ones are indeed a little blurry, I think I got a little excited in my attempt to capture a landing plane in the background. It was moving quickly too.

@Monster, I bought it from a seller in Germany. The model itself is a reasonable price, it's more a matter of finding a seller with the lowest shipping costs. Or perhaps Seby could hook you up with his German connections.

@khanak, I do have Flickr but I don't have Pro so I'm always hitting my limits. I don't upload diecast to there anyway. As Alex said, you can just right-click the picture and view its properties.

@Alex, lol yea it appears that it's a little noisy even at ISO 400 Posted Image

@Mike, yes that is a 1:1 CCX, I'll post the pictures now.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:29 PM

Photoshoot 2 / Koenigsegg CCX / Ferrari-Maserati Sydney

This photoshoot was meant to be Model vs. Model, Part II, but unfortunately Miss Model wasn't feeling well (and nor was I to be honest), Sydney has been freezing recently - try 15°C (59°C)! The dealer principal had allowed me to do a shoot with the CCX and my two models, which might not sound like a big deal since it's inside the dealership, but being the only CCX in the southern hemisphere on sale for AU$1,900,000, it is quite precious. Bargain considering the first owner didn't put any miles on it and lost a whopping AU$500,000 on it. Previously it was on sale for AU$2,400,000. However, even if Miss Model did turn up, the principal had just left on holiday, so perhaps I wouldn't have been able to shoot the CCX's interior and engine with her after all.

Luckily, the 1:1 CCX is very similar in spec to the 1:18, the few differences include the brake calipers and the silver strip that extends from the side intake to the rear, which is black on the model. Curiously, the "X" on the 1:1's badge is not red, and the rear lights have two white and one red blubs (well, LEDs). Seeing this car, even in the showroom, is breathtaking. The orange colour is very orange, so maybe I don't need bright green or fluro yellow on my 1:1 to stand out. In short, amazing car.

Which leaked coolant all over the showroom floor.

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I hope you enjoy the pictures. I was a little disappointed with them considering what could have been. Oh well.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:07 PM

Sweet sweet photos! It has been a long wait but finally you managed to do a 1:1 and 1:18 CCX photo shoot. Were the people at the dealership interested in the model CCX?

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:13 PM

View PostMonster, on 02 July 2010 - 07:07 PM, said:

Sweet sweet photos! It has been a long wait but finally you managed to do a 1:1 and 1:18 CCX photo shoot. Were the people at the dealership interested in the model CCX?
I only talked to one salesman (and a drop-dead gorgeous receptionist) and he was amazed that the model was more or less identical to the one they have. Apart from that I don't think anyone there was particularly interested in anything, they all seem to be wandering around doing nothing. There was the new 458 Italia there, looks quite alright in the metal.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:29 PM

Best photoshoot ever, in my opinion, Osman. And the orange CCX is still my most coveted model, custom project notwithstanding.




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