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Old 04-12-2008, 01:06 PM   #221
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Very very sweet rides bro..are they both yours?
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:46 PM   #222
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Good shots Dwayne. I suggest doing a bit longer of an exposure, with an f stop around 8 (sweet spot), and a bit of colour balancing.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:05 PM   #223
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The M3 is my current car. I used to own the 330i but sold it to a good friend of mine. Car hasn't changed exterior wise since I have sold it other than Rob putting on the eagle eye tail lights and new muffler tips.

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Good shots Dwayne. I suggest doing a bit longer of an exposure, with an f stop around 8 (sweet spot), and a bit of colour balancing.
Thanks man I will try that next time. I was using Shutter Priority mode that night with shutter time of 3 seconds. I will have to use manual mode (scary thought) as I was playing with the f stops but it didn't seem to extend the shutter speed long enough in Aperature Priority to capture the "moment". What do you mean by colour balance? Like fiddle with the temps etc in PS etc?

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Old 04-13-2008, 02:00 AM   #224
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Ya, I'd suggest manual mode. As for colour balance, yeah, just try and adjust the color temps in photoshop. Pick an area you know it's white, make it white, and tweak from there.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:10 PM   #225
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:12 PM   #226
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They were at f8 in aperture priority as per deletedpenguins tips. They seem to be more crisp than at the f3.5/4
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:12 AM   #227
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Looks good man. Aperture priority works pretty good at night, but manual setting is your best bet, with a bit of trial and error, only because highlights and lights can really throw off the light meter. Only sometimes though. Just take a bunch of pictures in manual and a few are bound to come out. These look pretty good though.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:30 AM   #228
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yeah nice shots and car of course.

i must get myself a dslr one day. i love my lil canon point and shoot though. surprisingly good at times especially when touched up in PS.
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:52 PM   #229
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Ya, Canon's P&S aren't that bad. I've had some good luck with getting good shots with mine.
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yeah nice shots and car of course.

i must get myself a dslr one day. i love my lil canon point and shoot though. surprisingly good at times especially when touched up in PS.
I have had a Sony Cybershot T3 for a few years but it always annoyed me that it would take a few seconds (esp with flash on) to actually take the photo and that was the catalyst to get the D80. The photos always looked great to me but when I click the button I want it to take the shot.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:24 AM   #231
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i spent a long time fiddling with the various setting on my point and shoot then taking photos with those various settings. kinda geeky i know, but at least i now know how to use the camera to the best of its abilities. everyone thinks they're a photographer these days and quite frankly, they don't know diddly. DSLR is a know new ball game to me but i'll buy one at some point. best of all, i love the range of lenses you can use on the 'proper' cameras.
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Cybershot t3 to a d80. Nice jump. That's the biggest caveat in my opinion, when it comes to point and shoots. They can't capture that fast action. Unless you're lucky.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:17 AM   #233
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:04 AM   #235
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live in Canberra, cars before include a '01 Mercedes, a '90 BMW 750iL, a '94 BMW 325 Convertible, an '03 WRX... they have all been great cars and enjoyed them all for different reasons, but my 330Ci convertible is by far the best!!
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:41 AM   #236
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OMG nooo those were my old wheels, good to see you are getting rid of them though lol

That's a big drop! what is it on?
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:45 AM   #237
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its a 2" drop using KMAC springs... for me its a small drop LOL
i will always keep the standard 17s for when i sell it etc
but yea, i love the Verdini's, i got a short day tomorrow at work so ill swap them over and post some pics
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:38 AM   #238
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I hate to think how high my car was when it was stock... It seems to have gotten progressively lower over time!

I originally asked the shop to drop it down an inch at the back, and an inch and a half at the front, but since the show, I have brought it down 2 more times

I can't go any lower then this now, because as it is I scrape on certian things if I don't take extreme angles, and I can bearly make it into my garage and uni

I kept all my stock parts too, but I was just glad to get them off the car! Lol
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:04 AM   #239
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well my wheels are 20s and yours are 19s, so i dare say, due to bigger wheels etc, the 20s sit higher in the guards so if i had 19s on mine that it would sit almost identical to where yours sits.

Even driving around Sydney on Saturday was fine, went for a drive into the City after i got it back from the KMAC in Rockdale and it was fine, but i do know that there are some very ugly roads in Sydney.
The drive back to Canberra was fine and being in Canberra its great! i love the roads here, the biggest obstacle is my driveway, its steeeep!!

next mods im keen for are a set of angel eyes and that remote top mod in the DIY section... this is strictly a weekend car so i dont wanna spend too much on it, i got a commodore as a company car that i drive weekdays and just sits outside every weekend LOL unless its raining, then the beema doesnt come out of the garage.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:25 AM   #240
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well i think its about time a formaly introduce myself to the Aussie syndicate

i just recieved my new car being a 330ci cab, my second car and second bimmer

some of the mods include: magnaflow exhaust, bilstein shocks with koni springs, 19inch CSL reps, AC Schnitzer pedals, hand brake lever, clutch and flywheel.

here are some crappy garage shots, it is off to work with me in the morn for some Final Inspection with Zymol Royale lovin'





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