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    I saw this car coming from a long way off, there was just one place where I could get a clear shot.
    If it were not for how fast the GRD works on snap mode, and for use of the LCD and my periphial vision, I would've missed this
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    Re: Classic Drive By

    FABULOUS !!!!

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    What a great picture of a beautiful car!

    That is a very difficult shot to have got right! Do you find that you are getting better at this sort of picture with all the practice you get using the GRD this way?

    I do traditional English war bow archery and we don't line up on the target using sights or even part of the bow or arrow. You just look where you want the arrow to go, and with enough practice you can get very accurate. It is a bit like a cricket or baseball player throwing a ball. I presume that as we use our cameras in snap mode we gradually get better at getting the shots, the camera effectively becomes part of us and we no longer need to consciously work out where to point it or when to press the shutter.

    My son took this one. Excuse the strain on my face, it is a heavy warbow and it was the end of an all day shoot.
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    Re: Classic Drive By

    Great snag Lili! Very cool car. You'd look great in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    FABULOUS !!!!
    Thanks so much Helen. When I saw that I had gotten the shot right, my insane squaling must have scared the guys in the van behind me

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Great snag Lili! Very cool car. You'd look great in it!
    Tim thank you!!!
    For me to pose in that car, I'd have to wear the sweater that matches its color

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    What a great picture of a beautiful car!

    That is a very difficult shot to have got right! Do you find that you are getting better at this sort of picture with all the practice you get using the GRD this way?

    I do traditional English war bow archery and we don't line up on the target using sights or even part of the bow or arrow. You just look where you want the arrow to go, and with enough practice you can get very accurate. It is a bit like a cricket or baseball player throwing a ball. I presume that as we use our cameras in snap mode we gradually get better at getting the shots, the camera effectively becomes part of us and we no longer need to consciously work out where to point it or when to press the shutter.

    My son took this one. Excuse the strain on my face, it is a heavy warbow and it was the end of an all day shoot.


    Will, I do find the GRD becomes far more instinctive with practice.
    My ex used to quote the Western Gunfighters adage;
    Beware the Man with one Gun, for he knows how to use It.....
    As to your portrait;
    OMYGOD!!!
    You are shooting in a Warbow!!!!!
    That Noblest of Weapons!!!
    I adore Longbow and shooting barebow.
    I've two longbows (or so we Yanks would call them, you more properly call them flatbows, one made for me by a bowyer from Tyler Texas and the other an old Sky Archery Trophy Longbow).
    Nothing so elegant and elemental as yours (Mary Rose Style?).
    Here's a shot of my Sky Archery bow's grip and arrow pass.
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    Well Lili who would have thought it, two of use in this forum shooting in bows! Yes you are right, it is a Mary Rose mediaeval style warbow pulling about 80lbs at 32inches (I'm working my way up to heavier bows but it takes a while for the tendons and ligaments to adapt to the strain) In the picture I'm about to loose a standard war arrow in the flight section of the annual Mary Rose warbow championships. I only managed 194 yards since the standard war arrow is quite heavy and needs a heavier bow really. I did 248yards with a lighter flight arrow the same afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Well Lili who would have thought it, two of use in this forum shooting in bows! Yes you are right, it is a Mary Rose mediaeval style warbow pulling about 80lbs at 32inches (I'm working my way up to heavier bows but it takes a while for the tendons and ligaments to adapt to the strain) In the picture I'm about to loose a standard war arrow in the flight section of the annual Mary Rose warbow championships. I only managed 194 yards since the standard war arrow is quite heavy and needs a heavier bow really. I did 248yards with a lighter flight arrow the same afternoon.
    Wow, that is so very very cool.
    If you refresh my earlier answer has a pic of one of my bows
    And it is indeed antic Coincidence.
    I love the longbow for the same reason I love the GRD, elegance, simplicity and effectiveness for their intended function.
    But only at the cost of intense effort, practice and thought.

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    Looks like a lovely bow Lili, and I see you have Hugh Soars' book, he was at the same shoot last summer!
    What sort of shooting do you do, field target? (left handed?)

    Well it's 1.50 am here now so I'm going to turn in.
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    Looks like a lovely bow Lili, and I see you have Hugh Soars' book, he was at the same shoot last summer!
    What sort of shooting do you do, field target? (left handed?)
    Thank you Will that was one of my first shots with the GRD.
    I do indeed shoot left handed, around here most of the traditonal shooting is 3D, hunting style courses.
    Which can be fun in good company.
    But mostly now I shoot at indoor range.
    With the Compound Bowhunters practicing for Season.
    A Blonde with a 'longbow' draws much attention.
    Even more so when she shoots heavy wooden arrows instead of carbon dart.
    "Heck Lady you don't need a chronograph for them arrahs, you need a Calendar!"
    However after Sir Galahad offered to pull my arrows for me he observed;
    "They may be slow but I don't wanna be on th' recieving end!"
    He had to brace his foot on the target stand to pull them.
    800 grain 32'' Ash shafts fletched with grey barred shield fletch hit very HARD, even from a 42# bow.

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    Re: Classic Drive By

    Another shot from today's drive
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    jealous of you two, grumble, grumble... showoffs!

    got me thinking, though, Will's comments... over on DPR, Jim Radcliffe mentioned that he used the breathing techniques learned by being a sharp-shooter with the camera to keep it still. i tried the belly-breathing techniques i learned for rock-climbing and it worked surprising well.

    as for shooting (camera), i've come to use the spotting techniques i learned doing that as well. look for where to go next and do it. the only problem is that it is a rather explosive moment and focus is not always spot on and metering gets its knickers in a twist. (my last experimental pic was an example of this -- wham, bam, thank you ma'am!) i tend to be fairly spot on with my aim... now i just need to incorporate a breathing technique at the right moment...

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    Lil,
    love those shots! I have to say the back of the Jap car sticking out in a "shy mode" in your first shot is almost like a joke to my eye..

    Cheers!

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    Csm, the marksman analogy is a very good one, esp with longer lenses.
    For me the analogy of the instinctive archer works best with wide angle, esp shooting from the car, fluid smooth and quick.
    But I suspet you know or practice this already from your lovely street work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photon-hunter View Post
    Lil,
    love those shots! I have to say the back of the Jap car sticking out in a "shy mode" in your first shot is almost like a joke to my eye..

    Cheers!
    Erick, thank you. The Nissan lurking; that was more a matter of necessity that planning on my part, I had to rush to get to the only gap in the left lane traffic to catch this.
    The timing and placement just happened to work out very well

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    THis car is always around the area where I live. It looks like a trashy pickup version of the car you took the photo of. What is it anyway? I'm sure I checked this, but forgot. My naive european guess would be a cadillac?
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    Re: Classic Drive By

    The pickup is a Ford. And Lili's lavender/pink gem looks like a Mercury, a slightly upscale cousin of the Ford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    I saw this car coming from a long way off, there was just one place where I could get a clear shot.

    Isn't that pimpmobile a Mercury from the early 1960s? And the pickup is definitely a 1959 Ford. Ford came a few years late to tailfins, but they had their share.

    scott

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    Scott, thanks for identifying it!!!

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    Re: Classic Drive By

    Don't you just Loooove this.......
    First I took shots of the Popemobile and now you have SEDUCED us
    with shots of the Pimpmobile

    there seems to be a Remarkable Similarity in Content

    Best, H

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Don't you just Loooove this.......
    First I took shots of the Popemobile and now you have SEDUCED us
    with shots of the Pimpmobile

    there seems to be a Remarkable Similarity in Content

    Best, H
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    As ever, I'm at the Profane end of the scale

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