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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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    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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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...


    i currently suck at it....
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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.
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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!
    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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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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    I dabble from time to time

















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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    I have been thinking of getting one of these: http://joby.com/gorillapod
    Gorillapods rock, small, weigh only a few ounces and will attach to anything

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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
    Where is that?
    Wagga Wagga, Australia

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