Trying Out My New Camera

@BelleStarr (38351)
United States
January 6, 2016 7:30am CST
Okay, I have talked about my new camera and I just wanted to show one picture that I took. Shortly after route I-77 leaves Virginia it climbs then descends a large mountain in North Carolina. I popped on my 75-300 and tried to take some pictures since the views are gorgeous. Keep in mind two things, we are traveling on the right side and the view is on the left and the car is moving along at about 70 miles an hour. I didn't get quite what I wanted but I did make an attempt. This is taken through the drivers window while and I am in the passenger side.
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@Juliaacv (30421)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
Given all of the circumstances that you mentioned, it looks great. It will be wonderful to see some of the wonderful pictures that you will be taking to show to us with this new camera, just not from the passenger side of the car at 70 km/h.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
7 Jan 16
I did notice that my azalea is blooming so tomorrow I will be trying some macro flower shots.
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@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jan 16
@BelleStarr sounds good too....
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@Elizaby (3664)
• Pensacola, Florida
8 Jan 16
@BelleStarr Oh oh blooming early watch out for a freeze they will go dormant and bloom again in season as I have seen it happen here.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 16
That's pretty good considering you were travelling that fast. It's a great view.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
Thank you I was quite determined to get at least one decent shot!! lol
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
Quite a view!
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
6 Jan 16
Thanks I wanted the perfect shop but the conditions were just not optimal
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@DianneN (78468)
• United States
6 Jan 16
Amazing shot, especially from the passenger side while moving! Btw, I am the worst photographer in the world.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
I like to think I am pretty good but we have some really great photographers on the site.
@LadyDuck (157722)
• Switzerland
6 Jan 16
This is a great view, this is what I do all the time, I take pictures from the passenger sit and they are not always very good.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
Thank you. I have in the past got great photos even when moving but the weather was not good either, quite overcast.
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@LadyDuck (157722)
• Switzerland
8 Jan 16
@BelleStarr I have a few I made from the passenger sit that are pretty good, but not all.
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@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
6 Jan 16
Great view it's getting me excited.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
6 Jan 16
Thank you, not the best but adequate.
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Jan 16
It's a beautiful picture. It doesn't look like it's taken from a moving vehicle.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
Thank you, the scenery is amazing it is hard to get a bad shot!! lol
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Jan 16
@BelleStarr I love the mountains in the background.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
@just4him Those are the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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@Plethos (10315)
• United States
6 Jan 16
i got the chills looking at the pic, im not a fan of heights.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
I am afraid you would have to close your eyes for the ride down this mountain, it is quite steep and high.
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@Plethos (10315)
• United States
8 Jan 16
@BelleStarr - im not ashamed to admit that id probably be curled up like a lil fetus ball and crying in the back while laying on the floorboard.
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• Madurai, India
7 Jan 16
Considering the circumstances at which the photo was taken,you deserve a pat on your back.The photo is pretty good and it would be interesting if you can post more photos taken with your new camera.Maybe some Macro shots or some Portrait photos.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
I will be posting more as I take them. Maybe I will start tomorrow.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jan 16
That is actually a very clear photo @BelleStarr , a great view. :-)
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
Thank you so much it was a difficult shot to get but under the circumstances I think it is pretty okay.
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@slund2041 (3378)
• United States
6 Jan 16
Nice view! What kind of camera do you have? I have a Canon 7D...and love it.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
I have a Canon Rebel 5 and I am leaning how to use it better every day.
@Dena91 (4248)
• United States
7 Jan 16
Traveled that area many times, it is beautiful. Your picture is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
It is quite an amazing mountain isn't it.
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@whiteream (3521)
• United States
8 Jan 16
@BelleStarr The mountains make me think of Pennsylvania, my grandparents lived there and I would vidsit every summer.
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@Dena91 (4248)
• United States
8 Jan 16
@whiteream I grew up in PA.
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@TheHorse (65905)
• Pleasant Hill, California
7 Jan 16
The colors are nice. I haven't looked at it "blown up" yet.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
It is not clear, the movement, the angle and the lighting, it was overcast have all affected the quality.
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@TheHorse (65905)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Jan 16
@BelleStarr When I "blew it up" I could see that the resolution wasn't perfect. But a hand-held camera in a moving vehicle isn't ideal. I'd say the camera has "prospects"!
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
@TheHorse Thanks I am hoping to do better soon!!
@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jan 16
its tricky taking photos in cars...i have a similar problem when i'm on a train, but it still looks nice....
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
Thank you, from a great photographer like you that is a big compliment.
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@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
9 Jan 16
@BelleStarr thank yu ..., thats nice of you to say.... but i wouldn't really describe myself as a great photographer .... , but do appreciate the compliment...
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Jan 16
I think you did really good. If you hadn't told us of the obstacles, I never would have known.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
Oh it was really hard, the center of the highway is tall and blocks the view, the side going north is much lower than the side going south. My views were flashing in and out and I have to keep the steering wheel and hubs out of the pictures.
@Elizaby (3664)
• Pensacola, Florida
8 Jan 16
Saw where you are in the Ocala area where there are many good areas to use that camera including where many of the horses you see in big races are born and raised on horse farms. The beautiful rolling hills (yes there are some hilly areas in the state though small)
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
Yes we have little hills. I go by the horse farms all the time but mostly the horses are not visible.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
7 Jan 16
It is quite hard to take photos in moving car but still you did a good job here.
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
8 Jan 16
Thank you, I know it will be hard but I always try anyway.
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@whiteream (3521)
• United States
8 Jan 16
What a lovely photo, it must have been very nice where you were.