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What Else?
« on: November 10, 2008, 01:21:43 PM »
Well, with the new forum, and lots of new members all joining up, thought I'd stick this up, just a wee bit about yourself, what makes you tick other than the biscuit crazed madness that is Frost*  8-)

Me? I'm car daft, and I've got a 1985 Ford Fiesta XR2 which I bought completely standard and have since changed basically everything on it for upgraded bits (me & my brother done all the work on it ourselves), and love doing track days in it 8-)




So what else does it for you?
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Re: What Else?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 01:32:38 PM »
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Well, with the new forum, and lots of new members all joining up, thought I'd stick this up, just a wee bit about yourself, what makes you tick other than the biscuit crazed madness that is Frost*  8-)

Me? I'm car daft, and I've got a 1985 Ford Fiesta XR2 which I bought completely standard and have since changed basically everything on it for upgraded bits (me & my brother done all the work on it ourselves), and love doing track days in it 8-)



So what else does it for you?

I like the transparent ramp you are driving over in the first photo :D
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Re: What Else?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 01:41:44 PM »
For me it's photography and I try to keep it varied.

There's gigs:



Touring Cars:



Superbikes:



Studio shoots:



and other things:



I also do video editing and dvd authoring:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gnVpSY3kgpw

That and day job keep me pretty busy

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Re: What Else?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 04:23:42 PM »
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I like the transparent ramp you are driving over in the first photo :D

Hehe, cheers James. Thats up at Knockhill circuit, it's got a tight left-right chicane, and the quickest way through is to ignore the left and just go straight over the right! But sadly now they have put bollards in, so you have to go through the chicane properly :(

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For me it's photography and I try to keep it varied.

Superb pics Mike!

What kinda setup you using?

I'm into photography myself, but just a novice, and don't really spend enough time on it TBH, really should make time to get better.

Just using a Nikon D50 myself, and tagging along with my mate who's a pro photographer  whenever he's on a local shoot to try and gain some tips off him.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 04:36:28 PM »
This is most of the gear I have:

Canon EOS 5D with grip
Canon EOS 400D with grip
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L
Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f1.8
Canon EF 50mm f1.8
Canon EF 35mm f2
Canon 17-40mm f4 L  (paid for and it's on it's way I hope)
Sigma 17-35mm f2.8-4 EX DG HSM
Canon EF 2x teleconverter
Canon speedlite 580 EX II
Canon speedlite 430 EX
Ray Flash ring flash adapter for 580EXII
Lumiquest softbox III
Canon speedlite bracket SB-E2
Canon off camera shoe cord OC-E3
Jessops Extension tubes
Pocket Wizards x3
Hama Tripod
Monopod can't remember what make
Lowepro computrecker rucksack
Lowepro stealth reporter bag

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Re: What Else?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 04:44:17 PM »
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I like the transparent ramp you are driving over in the first photo :D

Hehe, cheers James. Thats up at Knockhill circuit, it's got a tight left-right chicane, and the quickest way through is to ignore the left and just go straight over the right! But sadly now they have put bollards in, so you have to go through the chicane properly :(


You know you missed a trick with that black mark on your car :D

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Re: What Else?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 06:09:40 PM »
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
This is most of the gear I have:

Canon EOS 5D with grip
Canon EOS 400D with grip
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L
Canon EF 28-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Canon EF 85mm f1.8
Canon EF 50mm f1.8
Canon EF 35mm f2
Canon 17-40mm f4 L  (paid for and it's on it's way I hope)
Sigma 17-35mm f2.8-4 EX DG HSM
Canon EF 2x teleconverter
Canon speedlite 580 EX II
Canon speedlite 430 EX
Ray Flash ring flash adapter for 580EXII
Lumiquest softbox III
Canon speedlite bracket SB-E2
Canon off camera shoe cord OC-E3
Jessops Extension tubes
Pocket Wizards x3
Hama Tripod
Monopod can't remember what make
Lowepro computrecker rucksack
Lowepro stealth reporter bag
Is a Kodak Instamatic not enough for you then?  ;)

Great photos btw - love the one of Satch, amongst others!  :P
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Re: What Else?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 06:22:53 PM »
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Is a Kodak Instamatic not enough for you then?  ;)

Apparently not :lol:

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Great photos btw - love the one of Satch, amongst others!  :P

Thanks  8-)

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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008, 10:16:55 AM »
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Great photos btw - love the one of Satch, amongst others!  :P
+1 esp the Satch
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Re: What Else?
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008, 11:26:48 AM »
My wife is set on becoming a better photographer, and seems to be at least somewhat talented at it- I'm entirely hopeless, by contrast.

She appears to need Photoshop for what she wants to do- any advice? We're all Mac here, if that makes a difference.
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Re: What Else?
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2008, 01:00:08 PM »
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My wife is set on becoming a better photographer, and seems to be at least somewhat talented at it- I'm entirely hopeless, by contrast.
Lovin' your work.... ;)
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Re: What Else?
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2008, 02:21:07 PM »
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My wife is set on becoming a better photographer, and seems to be at least somewhat talented at it- I'm entirely hopeless, by contrast.
Lovin' your work.... ;)

Trust hue to spot that! :D
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Re: What Else?
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2008, 10:29:38 PM »
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My wife is set on becoming a better photographer, and seems to be at least somewhat talented at it- I'm entirely hopeless, by contrast.

She appears to need Photoshop for what she wants to do- any advice? We're all Mac here, if that makes a difference.

Have you tried this yet ?
http://www.splashup.com/

Not quite Photoshop but I'm sure there's a site which gives you most of the PS functionality. I'll do some digging.... 8-)
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Re: What Else?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 03:11:58 AM »
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My wife is set on becoming a better photographer, and seems to be at least somewhat talented at it- I'm entirely hopeless, by contrast.
Lovin' your work.... ;)

I'm studying under greater masters......


And thanks for the recommendations- we're checking them out. Photoshop would be great, but it's a bit costly....
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Re: What Else?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 12:15:59 PM »
Your skills are developing well...
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