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    Self timer passion! Post 'em up!

    Something like 90% of the time I ride alone, and ride in some pretty scenic areas. A lot of times I'll see a great view and think "all that needs is for a rider to be in the picture". So, quite often, and with varied levels of success, this will involve rigging up the self timer and trying to catch an "action" shot, (opposed to standing and posing shot). Anybody else do this? Post them up! Any hints or ideas too.

    Here are a few of mine:
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    Tried it once

    I tried it once, at the Grand Canyon. I recognize the North Umpqua trail in your second photo.

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    i've tried...


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    I'm a little embarassed to admit how many of these I've taken. I used to attempt it a lot but don't have the patience for it as much lately.

    Here's a couple.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/2582527185/" title="Mt. Moriah 030 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2582527185_e5ffac2ac0_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="Mt. Moriah 030"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/3159411216/" title="StGeorgeLV 036ce by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/3159411216_e4cd7c7f5d_o.jpg" width="863" height="674" alt="StGeorgeLV 036ce"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/3460613571/" title="Spring break 09 031 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/3460613571_e08b6a7e83_o.jpg" width="899" height="553" alt="Spring break 09 031"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/4391893616/" title="512 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4391893616_7ebddde814_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="512"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/5030741247/" title="El Guapo 053 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/5030741247_ce9581b5b7_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="El Guapo 053"></a>
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    best ive done in 10sec

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    Quietly backs away...
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    stupid state of florida and our lack of breathtaking scenery

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    Wow, there is some great work there guys. I know about not having the patience to do it, why does it seem that the best/flowiest/sections of the trails are often where you want to take the shot? Or, more often, there isn't a suitable rock/tree/shrub to stick the camera on.

    Anyway, keep them coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyspoke View Post
    Wow, there is some great work there guys. I know about not having the patience to do it, why does it seem that the best/flowiest/sections of the trails are often where you want to take the shot? Or, more often, there isn't a suitable rock/tree/shrub to stick the camera on.

    Anyway, keep them coming!
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    Sometimes you get lucky;



    A more recent one;


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    I have been thinking of getting one of these: http://joby.com/gorillapod
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Quietly backs away...
    Come on scrub... show us some of your stuff. IIRC you've posted some pretty good Tim R shots in the past. Or are you ashamed to admit you've dabbled in this narcissistic behavior....

    ok..ok.. if you won't post one of your's, I will.
    I think this one was a timer shot. Pretty impressive.
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    Damn, i love the creativity on some of the self shot pics...got me wondering how they were done.

    I've only attempted this once and i even did a report on it awhile back. Given that my point and shoot only has a 10 second buffer, needless to say it made things a little bit interesting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Come on scrub... show us some of your stuff. IIRC you've posted some pretty good Tim R shots in the past. Or are you ashamed to admit you've dabbled in this narcissistic behavior....

    ok..ok.. if you won't post one of your's, I will.
    I think this one was a timer shot. Pretty impressive.
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    Some great photos here.

    Pre-work dawn ride, the sun has just come up. I dont have any tips, just keep trying until you get a good one


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedeber View Post
    Awesome shot.

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    Good work guys, this has inspired me to try this forsure as i ride alone quite often aswell, the quality of some of those pics looks great, im assuming a little more than your average point and shoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_M View Post
    Some great photos here.

    Pre-work dawn ride, the sun has just come up. I dont have any tips, just keep trying until you get a good one

    Where is that?

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    Self timer action shots - a true test of your patience!


    My camera takes up to 9 sequential shots with the self timer, even with that this one took me about a dozen attempts (and I'm still making a funny face :P )

    Another way to use the self timer:



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    I've been thinking about this and have a few questions about equipment and setup for the photos.

    Do most of you carry a Gorilla Pod (or similar)? Or, do you pack in a small tripod of some sort?

    I've been looking for a camera that would take a succession of photos. Not just one photo after X number of seconds. Has anyone seen such a camera? There's a "Gorillacam" iPhone software (free) that can do this. But, I don't think the camera on my 3GS is really all that good. This might be a good option if I ever upgrade, though.

    I do have a Cannon HD camcorder. I thought about bringing it along and capturing 1080p video. I could then look through the recording and extract any frames I thought were worthy. Has anyone done this?

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    I have a little Gorillapodesque tripod, only smaller. It serves its purpose adequately and is less bulky so it fits in my tailpack with all the rest of the stuff there. Not sure where it came from now, maybe Target?
    It is difficult to get decently timed action shots, in this one, it looks like I might be about to get some air, but if you look closely, my left foot is on the ground!


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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    I've been thinking about this and have a few questions about equipment and setup for the photos.

    Do most of you carry a Gorilla Pod (or similar)? Or, do you pack in a small tripod of some sort?

    I've been looking for a camera that would take a succession of photos. Not just one photo after X number of seconds. Has anyone seen such a camera? There's a "Gorillacam" iPhone software (free) that can do this. But, I don't think the camera on my 3GS is really all that good. This might be a good option if I ever upgrade, though.

    I do have a Cannon HD camcorder. I thought about bringing it along and capturing 1080p video. I could then look through the recording and extract any frames I thought were worthy. Has anyone done this?
    I've used a few different canon point and shoots. They all have had the option to set the delay on the self timer up to 30 seconds, and take up to 10 pictures (about 1 second apart) when the self timer goes off. I've used a gorilla pod, stacked rocks, etc to "mount" the camera
    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyspoke View Post
    I've used a few different canon point and shoots. They all have had the option to set the delay on the self timer up to 30 seconds, and take up to 10 pictures (about 1 second apart) when the self timer goes off. I've used a gorilla pod, stacked rocks, etc to "mount" the camera
    Good information on the Canon cameras. I went googleing and found out about the CHDK project that can add features to the PowerShot series.

    I'll start keeping an eye on craigslist and find a used compatible PowerShot to tinker with. Neat stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridger View Post
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    hey i never thought of doing a self timer action shot. i must try this.

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    Cool thread, and good to see the aussies are doing their bit. lelebebbel are your trails up on the hill behind a university or something? I rode those trails once. Great tracks that have carved out of the hillside, and some ricketty bridges when I was there a long time ago...
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    I'm not very good at it.
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    Ok, I'll play:







    Canon EOS Rebel Xsi that has a timer and will take multiple shots, very helpful with the self timer shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    ...but if you look closely, my left foot is on the ground!

    Like it is 90% of the time you're out there on the trails?

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    Those turned out pretty nice Screampint. My last point and shoot had a 2 shot, 10 sec/ 16 second timer. The first pic would always have me getting on the bike and the second pic would catch the tail end of my bike as I rode by. Pretty frustrating and time consuming, I think I lost patience with self-photography on the last try. I might try and dig up the 2 or 3 that didn't look horrible.

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    Sick pix yall

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    Excellent shots! I'm going to have to try some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    I'm not very good at it.
    Oh, believe me. We've all got a ton of those. One time I was trying to get a shot of me doing this steep roller at Gooseberry. There was a perfect rock for a tripod, the entrance was smooth so it wasn't difficult getting mounted and rolling, but danged it I could capture myself on the slope. I think I tried ten times without getting one shot with me even in the picture! D'Oh.

    It can be frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick View Post
    Like it is 90% of the time you're out there on the trails?

    Only when I try and keep up with you oh evil one...

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    I think I spend most of my time deleting pics like this:





    Some more that made the cut:




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    Here is one I took with my GoPro.

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    wow, i want to go there, great shot in an awesome looking place. I spot lots of lines in that bowl.

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    I've got a few, my camera has a 30 second timer delay then I can set it to take 10 pictures at about 1 second intervals. By having it snap 10 shots I get some good ones sometimes. Here's my best one (edited so you can see several of the images!)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33175822@N06/3370461279/" title="Swansea Drop copy by Ice Cream Jay, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3426/3370461279_7510582738_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Swansea Drop copy"></a>



    And this one is less impressive.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33175822@N06/5435988967/" title="2011-02-11 012 by Ice Cream Jay, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5435988967_15039375a9_z.jpg" width="640" height="360" alt="2011-02-11 012"></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud View Post
    Cool thread, and good to see the aussies are doing their bit. lelebebbel are your trails up on the hill behind a university or something? I rode those trails once. Great tracks that have carved out of the hillside, and some ricketty bridges when I was there a long time ago...
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    So things got a little crazy for a while and now we're into the short days and long nights, I've been trying to do self timer *night* shots with mixed success (lots of failures for a few keepers) Here's a few:

    First with flash
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    "pose" shot
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    trying to trackstand
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    a little artsy?
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    What's everyone else been doing?
    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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    Love the ego posts.....

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    Sweet pics guys

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    Got to ride some of these places before I die man

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    Here's my feeble attempt from a while back using a TZ5 with 10 second timer. Really frustrating! Impressed with the quality of the above pics!
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    nother one

    took 10 takes to get this one
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    I used to do a lot of them, but haven't take the time to do them in a while. Here's a few - some taken with my phone and all taken with a 10 second timer, one shot (challenging!).








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    Oh, I have lots of these! I have a Canon, which as mentioned makes it easy to set the delay, and take up to 10 sequential shots. That greatly improves the chances of getting a shot with myself where I want to be in the frame.

    I use a mini telescopic tripod like this: mini tripod SYTR-033 products, buy mini tripod SYTR-033 products from alibaba.com

    Here are some shots.









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    [QUOTE=icecreamjay;8317085]I've got a few, my camera has a 30 second timer delay then I can set it to take 10 pictures at about 1 second intervals. By having it snap 10 shots I get some good ones sometimes. Here's my best one (edited so you can see several of the images!)

    icecreamjay,
    That's a cool pic. How did you merge the pics? Photoshop, something simpler?

    Here's my contribution. gorilla pod, canon s95 (30 sec delay, 5 consecutive shots). Took 3 or 4 tries to get lucky and catch me airborne.



    icecreamjay,
    nevermind. google is your friend

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