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September 17, 2009
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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4/1 second
Focal Length
17 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 5, 2009, 3:34:49 PM
Movement in Still Life by notbland Movement in Still Life by notbland
I signed on just now to write the normal responses to my fans, when I glanced at my 561 new messages since last night and- wait, holy shit, did I get ANOTHER DD? This makes THREE. =P Thanks everyone! ::

2004 Lamborghini Gallardo.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. September 5, 2009.

And now, I give you... the puddle that terminated the first shoot and damn near broke my arm. This was the last photo I took that day. A few minutes after this was taken, I was face down in that water, lens filters broken, bleeding all over myself and swearing like a sailor.

I daresay it was worth it.

But now you know why I was walking around in a puddle with all my gear; it's not like I could help it.

Lastly- at 100%, 'Lamborghini' is exceptionally legible on the front caliper; the final dimensions for this are 8200x4300. :D

And yes; I listen to BT.

The full story for what happened:

I arranged weeks in advance to meet the client at the location I had chosen- that took five hours of location scouting in a city I had never been to, and a week of calling the building's manager before they finally sent me a liability release form to shoot there.

We shot for the better part of seven hours (I was taking my sweet time, as the owner was a very cool guy to chat with), but before I got a chance to shoot interiors, I slipped in a puddle of water and had a major wipeout, cutting my elbow open deep and causing a whole lot of hurt. I had to end the shoot right then and there and drive the 90 min back home to go to the hospital and get stitches.

I reconvened with the client a week later in the same location, to finish the series, and was able to take the rest of the motion shots, details and interiors. It was a hell of a shoot, spanning two weeks, involving stitches, and a flat tire on his part. But in the end, I've got to say it was worth the trouble. The photos from this set are some of my favorites to date, so at the end of the day- it's all good.

And my elbow's since healed just fine. :)
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Given 2009-10-09
Movement in Still Life by =notbland is a fantastic addition to the Transportation gallery. The suggester writes, "The photo that was submitted here was shot in an old abandoned warehouse in Louisiana. He even blew out his elbow getting this shot off (slipped in a mud puddle) needed stitches. Take a look at his work." And don't miss out on the details involved in getting this shot, in the artists description! ( Suggested by dmarty78 and Featured by PorcelainPoet )
You make my Day ! Another proof why you are the Best Car Photographer !
Always better with a story. Just always! I've been following your work for years, truly inspiring!

And I'm just glad to know I'm not the only one needing stitches after trying to get the perfect shot. Brainerd International Raceway, 2008, I was shooting with the BMWCCA Performance Driving School and had a fun mishap!
SestoElemento Jan 11, 2012   Photographer
Nothing to say... Keep it up!
notbland Apr 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
I intend to!
GodLifeZoller Nov 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
SICK... I can feel it drifting around the turn, already!!! >X3
notbland Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
:D :D
fotoheini Sep 15, 2011  Student Photographer
notbland Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Haha, well thank you!!
notbland Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
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