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Minutes to McUrbanism

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Ronza, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Ronza

    Ronza Member

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    Minutes to McUrbanism - Canon EOS-1Ds & 17-40 at 21mm ISO100 f/13 5s | http://ronnieling.com/

    Very experimental image which I've wanted to try out for a while, was finally bored enough to give it a go. Involved about 40 minutes at me' local Westfield, a Superclamp, chewing gum, last weeks Weeekend Australian and some fast talking to curious security guards. Took about 60 frames to get everything right.

    C&C Appreciated.
     
  2. unixyk

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    That's simply awesome.
     
  3. GreasyBear

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    Nice, could you get the light rays to move forwards, instead of circling like a carousel?
     
  4. dsankt

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    I feel like a labrat on the gravitron. rad shot
     
  5. MalcomX

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    Very nice, might have to give something similar a try one day.

    Well I assume one could just push the trolley forward?
     
  6. Sir Ghallahad

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    Thats reeeealllyy cool.

    Only gripe I have with it, and its small, is that you can see the chewing gum holding the cup in place. But thats being picky.
     
  7. young_einstein

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    I didn't even notice it until I read your post. :p

    I'm curious how you were actually triggering the shutter for those shots though?

    EDIT: And I'm not sure what you needed/used the old newspaper for either?
     
  8. nxsr20

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    Great shot, very creative :thumbup:

    I'd guess cushioning between the camera and the metal trolley.
     
  9. sormuijai

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    I love the shot! Although looking at it for too long gives me head spins, but I can't stop staring at it! :lol:
     
  10. Gumby

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    Fantastic shot.
     
  11. yoink

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    Hmm... That photo doesn't really do much for me, although I can appreciate the effort you must have gone through to create it.
    Maybe without the maccas cup?

    Edit: I think it's the contrasting "feel" of the cup - if it was brighter, (and without the gum!), it would have worked better for me :)
     
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    Nice shot :D
     
  13. Big Trev

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    I'd also be interested to see the shot without the cup.
     
  14. Rasman

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    yeah he's ronza, but that doesn't make every shot good....

    I appreciate it took a lot of effort, but I really don't like it.

    If there were more colours wooshing around the trolley it would be 1000% better, if there were some realistic products in the trolley same deal (who buys a maccas cup at a super market)

    Anyway, good effort, I dont like the results.
     
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    Hehe yeah, the initial concept with the cup was to have it upright - just felt a bit *too* fake then. I need Gaffa tape in me' bag so failing that, chewing gum was the next best thing in the car short of driving home.

    Just had it wired to the remote, started spinning then hit the remote. Didn't have many lights to work with so the blur in the shot comes from a 180 sorta swirl. And yep - newspaper dampened the vibrations you get from the trolley.

    Did a few test runs without the cup but I think the trolley/blurred lights is very much like a sunset - a cool backdrop but isn't an image in it itself. The title of the shot hints at somewhat of a social commentary but really, you could chuck whatever into the trolley be it a Green Bag with Celery out the top or a barbie doll.

    @ Rasman, thanks for the feedback - I'll keep a lookout for cooler spots next time with more lights.
     
  16. yoink

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    Please post one of the shots without the cup, could be interesting :)
    If you had a different title, it may work? eg: "Bubble, bubble, trolley in trouble!" <- that would work if you left just the gum there :lol:
     
  17. Pirki

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    I like the thought process that went into creating that shot.

    Perhaps a bit more green (grass?) to provide a little contrast..
     
  18. plasticbastard

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    Absolutely BEE EE AYE EWE TI FUHL.

    I think it would even go well as a submission in the April 07 Iron Photographer comp :)

    Curiously, what was the lighting source? Carpark @ night?
     
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    Quite like it. Wish I had the imagination or inspiration to produce shots of this quality! Well Done!

    Jackdaw
     
  20. Sir Ghallahad

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    I dunno about Cambodia, but here in Sydney its not such a weird thing. Theres so many trolleys around people use them as rubbish bins as they are walking past.
     

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