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Old 2006-12-10, 03:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation Where Did My Spokes Go?!?!?!

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Old 2006-12-10, 03:50 PM   #2
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Old 2006-12-10, 04:47 PM   #3
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Well it's not an especially high-quality camera, so it's more than likely that they just aren't visible .

What color are they, black or silver? That might explain it, too.
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Old 2006-12-10, 05:28 PM   #4
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Acctualy the camera is decent, but when my sister took the picture someone bumped her hand and it turned out blurry, therefore no spokes. But, I did think it look kinda cool how half my wheel had no spokes.
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Old 2006-12-11, 12:05 AM   #5
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Where did your face go?

http://www.unicycling.com/garage/invisibl.htm
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Old 2006-12-11, 01:44 PM   #6
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If you want a boringly logical explanation: read on.

Look at the rim. You can see that the camera shake was in a top right to lower left direction. Your spokes are black and moving, both because of wheel rotation and because there is relative movement due to camera shake. The background is far brighter, and because of the shake , no part of it remains invisible to the camera lens for the duration of the exposure. The black spokes reflect little light, so to see them at all, they must cover the lighter background for the most of the duration of the exposure. This they don't do.

All of the background behind those spokes has managed to contribute significantly to the exposure, overriding the spokes contribution to the image.

A quarter turn further round, the spokes are in line with the camera shake, and so their black colour can still "shadow" out the background.

Looking again, much of the apparent camera shake could actually be movement of the unicycle. The same principles apply though.

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Old 2006-12-11, 04:21 PM   #7
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so it's more than likely that they just aren't visible .
No shit really?

lol thats a cool picture, and john those pictures of you are really cool

and i'm thinking you might have been idling very stabely and your brother had a quite slow shutter release time.... i might be a mile off but ehehe.
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i'm thinking you might have been idling very stabely and your brother had a quite slow shutter release time.... i might be a mile off but ehehe.
Right you are. Camera on tripod, exposure of several seconds, only light source is the floodlight on the side of the house. In the one picture, with the light behind me, all side-to-side movement tends to make me skinnier as the light shines around me on either side. In some of the longer exposure shots, my head is a mere sliver or gone completely!

In the other picture, with the light "painting" me, the more I moved side-to-side the fatter I got. You can see a few stray reflections off my Miyata's frame, but the rest of the unicycle is too blurred out to show.

Done on purpose, you could probably do a much better example of an invisible unicycle. Those were done on a cold night in 1981, on film so we didn't see the results until days later. With digital it's a lot easier to experiment...
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Old 2006-12-11, 06:35 PM   #9
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yeah digital is so much easier to experiment with...

I got a nikkon D70 and i've messed around with it alot and its just so much easier than a normal camera.

but ur shots are still cool, i'm glad i got it right i read an entire book on photographing techniques about a year ago when i got the camera

Most of them were kinda out of date with digital cameras but its still nice to know
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No shit really?

lol thats a cool picture, and john those pictures of you are really cool

and i'm thinking you might have been idling very stabely and your brother had a quite slow shutter release time.... i might be a mile off but ehehe.
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Old 2006-12-11, 09:26 PM   #11
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Old 2006-12-12, 09:39 AM   #13
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jeez dont be so fussy, i was joking myself, it wasnt meant as an insult. And i had noticed the sarcastic thing :P

Chill out, the post was a joke, stupid question "where are my spokes one" is asking for a stupid answer
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