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'97 E39 528i SE - Oxford Green + Photography geek......


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#1 sherlylock

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  • LocationSaaa'fend Essex
  • Occupation:Design Engineer
  • Current Car:1997 BMW 528i - Oxford Green

Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

Seeing as this is the "Picture & Video Gallery" and I've got an unhealthy obsession with photography (especially Long Exposure/Light painting and motorsport) I thought I'd start up a combined project/photography thread based around my recently acquired 528i.....which I love to bits.  

 

It'll give me some motivation to get out and take some photos of the old girl.....as a bit of an ongoing project, and as an excuse to practice some of the lighting/long exposure techniques that I've learnt over the last couple of years.

 

First off - here she is as I bought her - outside the old gas company offices on Southend seafront:

 

It's quite a tidy car, plenty of history and relatively low mileage.  I don't plan to change a huge amount - just bigger wheels, clear indicators and swapping out of wood trim.

 

 

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528i by sherlylock, on Flickr
 
 

Edited by sherlylock, 14 February 2013 - 07:01 PM.


#2 sherlylock

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  • LocationSaaa'fend Essex
  • Occupation:Design Engineer
  • Current Car:1997 BMW 528i - Oxford Green

Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

A long exposure interior shot......grabbed this on the way home from work last night (unfortunately a lot of my recent photography has been squeezed in around work - been busy of late)......

 

 

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Edited by sherlylock, 14 February 2013 - 07:01 PM.


#3 v8 boy

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  • LocationDevon
  • Occupation:Perv
  • Current Car:Rover 75 CDT Tourer

Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

Fantastic pictures! Looks like a good car too.


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2002 Rover 75 2.0 CDT Club Tourer, Moonstone Green with Sandstone Interior

Gone:

1998 E39 535i SE, Biarritz Blue, Piped Leather, Turbines
1994 E34 520i, Calypso Red, Grey Cloth, Style 5's
1987 E30 316i 2 Dr, Lachs Silver, Bottle Tops


#4 sherlylock

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  • LocationSaaa'fend Essex
  • Occupation:Design Engineer
  • Current Car:1997 BMW 528i - Oxford Green

Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

Did a bit of long exposure light painting last night......

 

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Edited by sherlylock, 27 June 2013 - 01:27 PM.


#5 sixspeed

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  • LocationHampshire
  • Occupation:Highway design
  • Current Car:540i/6

Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:03 PM

Like the interior shot, how did you mount the camera? Gorilla pod?


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540i Touring manual (with LPG conversion)

#6 sherlylock

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  • LocationSaaa'fend Essex
  • Occupation:Design Engineer
  • Current Car:1997 BMW 528i - Oxford Green

Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

Like the interior shot, how did you mount the camera? Gorilla pod?

 

Cheers, it was mounted on a Delkin Fat Gecko - basically 2 suction cups and a couple of linkages with a std threaded camera mount.

 

http://delkin.com/i-...ual-mount.html 



#7 sherlylock

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  • Occupation:Design Engineer
  • Current Car:1997 BMW 528i - Oxford Green

Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:19 AM

A slightly cleaner nicer version.....

 

 



#8 sherlylock

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  • LocationSaaa'fend Essex
  • Occupation:Design Engineer
  • Current Car:1997 BMW 528i - Oxford Green

Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:21 AM

Now owned the car for 6 months and have had my first scare - slight overheating issue.  Had the engine sniff-tested and all is fine so I decided to invest in a cooling system refresh. New rad/thermostat/belts/viscous fan clutch/water pump and all is good.  Just need to fit a new resistor pack to the AUX fan to get that working correctly. 

 

Just prior to that little issue I bought a set of Style 32's (cheers Maca!) which I've home-brew rattle can refurb'd. Intending to get them professionally done - just needed to get them on the car to replace previous knackered tyres.

 

There's been some de-forestation in the interior too - I've replaced the vavona trim with gloss black (all that walnut made me twitchy!)

 

Been an expensive month but well worth it.

 

Next months job - Oil service & CCV replacement.

 

Future jobs - angel eyes, possibly lowering & spacers for rear wheels

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Edited by sherlylock, 25 June 2013 - 09:22 AM.


#9 2002-E39

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  • Current Car:2002 E39 530i Sport

Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:13 PM

Lovely, consider fitting sport suspension, it will sit very nice on those wheels.


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June 2013- Present: 2002 E39 530i Sport Auto 

October 2008-June 2013: 1999 E39 528i SE Auto

 


#10 Ustbutler

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:04 PM

 

A slightly cleaner nicer version.....

 

 

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How you do this photo.. i love photos and photo taking nothing on this scale but this is a cool photo.. 

 

S,butler


Edited by Ustbutler, 25 June 2013 - 10:06 PM.

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#11 sherlylock

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  • Current Car:1997 BMW 528i - Oxford Green

Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:21 PM



Lovely, consider fitting sport suspension, it will sit very nice on those wheels.

 

Am I right in thinking Sport suspension is a -15mm drop?  WHat happens at the back end? It's SLS so presumably this can be reprogrammed to sit at the right height?

 



How you do this photo.. i love photos and photo taking nothing on this scale but this is a cool photo.. 

 

S,butler

 

Find somewhere dark, the less ambient light the better, set the camera up on a tripod and lock the shutter open.  From that point on anything you shine a light on will get exposed onto the camera sensor (or film if you're old-skool).  If you wear dark clothing and move around enough you don't get exposed - allowing bonnets & doors etc to be opened and closed.....

 

Here's the last of this series that I did.....

 

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glassdoor by sherlylock, on Flickr


#12 Ustbutler

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:06 PM

dam mine can only stay open..25 seconds.. what light do you use.. or torch :D

 

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#13 sherlylock

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  • Current Car:1997 BMW 528i - Oxford Green

Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

Is it a dSLR camera? - you'll probably need to have full manual control (ISO, Shutter and Aperture) to make sure you get the exposure correct.

 

As for torches - a mix of LED cheapo stuff from the pound shop up to some uber-bright LED remote area work-lights. 


Edited by sherlylock, 27 June 2013 - 05:05 PM.


#14 Ustbutler

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:37 PM

its a bridge camera.. :neutral:..  you can manual control it a little but nothing on the scale of an dslr :)

 

S,butler


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