Switch to English Language Passer en langue franÁaise Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 75,248   Posts: 1,660,299   Online: 1030
      
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 51
  1. #31
    polyglot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    South Australia
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    3,456
    Images
    12
    I've done this before. The important point is that foot on the ground is stationary while the rest of the body is moving. You want somewhere around 1/4 to 1/2 second depending on the walking speed. Open the shutter when the shoe hits the ground, close it again as they're about to lift it.

    Here's mine, though different perspective:

    It was an RZ in normal shutter mode; I opened too early and closed too late. You can see the next step and the foot is a little transparent. Should have used B-mode.

  2. #32
    jnanian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    17,988
    Blog Entries
    12
    Images
    59
    i wish i had my example, it was a guy mopping the floor
    1/2 second exposure, i think tri or plus x .. with above merc vap lamps ..
    it was done at a federal installation the floor glistened, and there were just legs

    its now in the federal archives / library of congress

    have fun bill !
    john

  3. #33
    Bill Burk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    4,083
    Images
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
    I've done this before. The important point is that foot on the ground is stationary while the rest of the body is moving. You want somewhere around 1/4 to 1/2 second depending on the walking speed. Open the shutter when the shoe hits the ground, close it again as they're about to lift it.

    Here's mine, though different perspective:

    It was an RZ in normal shutter mode; I opened too early and closed too late. You can see the next step and the foot is a little transparent. Should have used B-mode.
    Overnight I realized this too... B is the secret... With a rangefinder watch the pedestrian walk into the frame, keeping beat with the walk, Open after foot goes down and Close before foot goes up... Let the latitude of film make up for the random shutter speed.

  4. #34
    Bill Burk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    4,083
    Images
    51
    Forgot I have no sense of rhythm... Between first and second set I switched lenses and forgot to set f/16... so one set is going to be a bit overexposed. Reluctant subjects...

    But it was fun. One of my pedestrians yelled up at me... "Silver?" We talked for a bit then his son walked by for me.

  5. #35
    Bill Burk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    4,083
    Images
    51
    It works!

    Can't wait to show you my exploded pedestrian's feet. Film's in the wash now. Just looked at the last few frames and there are disembodied feet!

  6. #36
    Bill Burk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    4,083
    Images
    51
    See "Pedestrian's Foot, Slug Bug 2" in the galleries...

    The solution is to use B and shoot only for the brief time the near foot is on the ground.

  7. #37
    lxdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Redlands, So. Calif.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,857
    Well, I suppose that is easier than getting pedestrians to explode.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

  8. #38
    jnanian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    17,988
    Blog Entries
    12
    Images
    59
    i hear self combusting happens all the time ...

    classic image bill !
    classic 60s's bug too ?

  9. #39
    Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Humboldt Co.
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    4,925
    Images
    40
    great bug!
    very late 60's. My guess.

    Oh...and good job on the foot!
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

  10. #40
    jnanian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    17,988
    Blog Entries
    12
    Images
    59
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    great bug!
    very late 60's. My guess.

    Oh...and good job on the foot!
    hey V
    it looks like has the bullet hubcaps for the 5 lug wheels
    i wish i could see the front quarter panels or rear lights
    the little vent looking doodad below the headlights, and
    the tiny back lights would be a dead give away for the age ...
    old bugs look so old compared to the late 60s ones

    - J

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  ó   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin