The $100.00 Shot

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  1. MyCameraEye

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    There is a good reason why I titled this shot “The $100.00 hundred Dollar Picture” and I wish I could say it was because I sold it for it for that much. Call me foolish if you like and that is not far from the truth. I always see people taking motion blur shots of traffic from above the scene and sometimes dead on but never from below so I decided to rise to the inner challenge and give it a whirl. I found a good intersection that has a center divide curb and when the traffic lights were just right, I ran out there, put my Nikon D70 in a pot hole. (I know I know what the hell was I thinking) Well anyway, I knew a car would not hit it due to its position to the curb but I did not plan on stones, pebbles, rock-salt, or road-grit flying directly at my lens at 60 Mph. The tiffin UV filter on the front of my lens was shattered after the shot and cost $100.00 to replace but the lens was fine and unharmed.

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    :thumbup: wow! at least you got a really cool shot out of it
     
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    Yikes, tough lesson to learn. I, too, wouldn't have thought of the flying debris. Great shot, though.
     
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    um.... $100 for a UV filter? Really? I must be WAY outta touch.
     
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    you should change your username to 'ihavehugeballs'

    cool shot, and something i wouldn't think twice about doing myself. it's only a camera. we're gonna get along just fine at these meet-ups :thumbup:

    edit: my UV only cost $30
     
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    O My gosh arent you brave!!! I dont think I could do it! Great picture though,, worth the reward!
     
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    Yea, I almost got a pic of you crossing the bridge the other night, but I was too in fear for my own life to worry about you! :lmao:

    Scott, that's an awesome shot...I think you just might be crazy enough to stick around the Forum!:lol:
     
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    I like this photo, the movement effect is great... the colors are very pleasant. Reason why I can see, makes quite cold;) Greetings from Spain.

    Me gusta esta foto, el efecto de movimiento es grande...los colores son muy agradables. Por lo que puedo ver, hace bastante frio ;) Saludos desde España.
     
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    i'm quite the daredevil i'm told. thanks for your concern though :lmao:
     
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    awsome shot, maybe it could be done with a bigger median with less damage.
     
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    is there a mod around who would change his title under the name to that...thats the funniest title yet....

    great shot.... scary at the concept....but you got it dude...:thumbup:
     
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    man....i got my UV filter for 5 dollars....its Hoya so its not a no name brand...
     
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