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Old April 5th   #1
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Picture venues

Alright so its getting warm again and I'm wanting to get out and get some good new pictures of my car but the question is where to go??? I live in Priceville close to Decatur, I have gone down to the old train depot here in Decatur and some old gas station I found way out near greenbriar. Any one have some good ideas for places to take some nice pics. I would really like to find a cool industrial area and a parking garage or something....
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Alright so its getting warm again and I'm wanting to get out and get some good new pictures of my car but the question is where to go??? I live in Priceville close to Decatur, I have gone down to the old train depot here in Decatur and some old gas station I found way out near greenbriar. Any one have some good ideas for places to take some nice pics. I would really like to find a cool industrial area and a parking garage or something....
I'm not a photographer but for parking garages...maybe Bridge Street in the Madison/Huntsville area.
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It depends on what you want. Lighting is actually more important than anything. Post a picture of something like what you want and I should be able to suggest some places.
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Yeah I forgot they had a parking deck! I might go try to get some over there this weekend.
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Parking decks can be good venues if the lighting works out well. Long exposures with a tripod are key.
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Well now that you ask I cant find any sample pics of what Im looking for. You have any suggestions? I drive a black Firehawk.
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Well, I did a quick google image search and all the black firehawk pictures I found were static. I think a motion shot would be unique.

The other thing to look out for will be the background color. If it's too close to white, it will get lost. If it's too dark, your car will get lost.

It is possible to make a shot like this one, except be in motion, but it either requires a very steady hand or specialized camera or rigging equipment:
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I drive a black Firehawk.
firehawk, pretty sweet.

have you ever heard of a place called lincoln mill? its a old factor down here in huntsville off of meridean street and oakwood. They have a big open building that you can get a car in and would be neat to take pictures in
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I actually have an idea for a night shoot at an abandoned building, but I don't know what type of trouble that would entail...
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I haven't heard of lincon mill before i will have to check that out tomorrow and see if i can get in there.

Samir: I am trying to convince my friend to go with me and do some rolling shots any suggestions for some not so traveled roads that would be a good background?

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One of the best places to do rolling/panning shots is a highly traveled road I know. It's not easy to get the shot though due to the traffic. But when it turns out, it turns out very well.

The key to a rolling shot with two cars is pretty easy--speed difference between the two cars. If you've got 3 people--two drivers and one photographer--that's best. Just go very slow and set a slow shutter speed. The background is important since it will show, even if blurred.

One of the best places to try this is in research park. The speed limit is 35, which keeps you slow and keeps the speed differential between you and someone else low if you're going even slower. Plus, there's hardly anyone there on the weekends.

Good luck, and be sure to post the results here. I'd love to look at them.
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I think it all depends on the type of car you have that defines "a good venue".

I personally prefer taking shots of my cars away from pavement, buildings, manmade permanent structures. Like the dirt roads out in Wheeler, early in the morning or at dusk.

Where I live there's plenty of countryside and no traffic, so getting a great shot is easy.
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I think any venue is nice for your ride Dave. I love that car.
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I think any venue is nice for your ride Dave. I love that car.
Next time we're at the Gadsden Cruise-In, we need to back it up onto that elevated sidewalk and get a profile of it, agains that manmade structure LOL.
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Definitely. That's a killer place for a shot.
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