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      05-03-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Mineral Grey 335i x-Drive vs. Bear Mountain

In case you guys do not know, I review cars in my spare time. I recently got bought my first car, a Mineral Grey on Dakota Black 2014 335i x-Drive. It has the following options:
-Sport Line
-Sport Auto Trans
-Lighting Package
-Driver Assistance
-Premium Package
-Technology Package

Did the following minor mods to it:
-M-Sport Grills
-30% Tint
-Lip Spoiler
-Black Tips

Mods Planned :
-M-Sport Exhaust/Something...
-19in Rims (Vossen or HRE)
-Drop (it like it's hot?)
-M-Performance Kit


Now, regarding Bear Mountain. Great place to go to if you need to escape the city. Drive down the the Palisades is fun. Drive up the Mountain is even more fun (if no one is there). Views are great, as are the bikers that come ride there. Drive down is also fun, but I'm more of a hill climb type of guy. Probably head back with a GoPro soon...

I'm still working on a proper review for it; expect that in the coming weeks (damn finals). But since I never actually shared with you guys my car, I thought I should give you guys a teaser.

Anyways, what's a story without any pictures:

http://www.ohsolofty.com/the-garage

Enjoy!

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Do you mind sharing the specs of your pix like exposure, time of the day, etc.? Thanks!
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Do you mind sharing the specs of your pix like exposure, time of the day, etc.? Thanks!
I can give you some of the specs as all of those pics were taken with my iPhone 6+ (my Nex 6 had a dead battery )

Mountain pictures were taken at f2.2 at around 1:30pm.
The Street photo was taken at f2.2 as well at around 4:00pm.

Here's the specs on how I take photos for cars with my camera:

Daytime
-If no clouds, I prefer mornings before 11:00am and then afternoons after 3:00pm
-If clouds, anytime works
I shoot at around f3.5 - f1.8 (depending on what I'm trying to focus on and sunlight). ISO for daytime is never above 400. Shutter speed is 1/20 - 1/60 (again, depending on what I'm trying to get and sunlight).

Night/low-light
-Try and position cars under a source of light (I'm a one man show so carrying lights is hard)
-If I have a buddy, he shines his lights from a distance

As wide as possible (f1.8 for my 35mm, f3.5 for my 18mm-55mm). Try to keep ISO under 1600. Shutter speed 1/40 - 1/5.

Hope that helps!

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Nice shots but let me get this straight. You review cars but you just bought your first ever car?
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Nice shots but let me get this straight. You review cars but you just bought your first ever car?
Yes lol. It's a long story. Up until now, I've been driving whatever my family had laying around. My dad and I are huge car nuts, so over the years he befriended some cool people, which he introduced to me. I began my website when I started college, to keep myself busy. Wrote a bit, and reviewed the Audi I drove around in, and got some attention. I used those friends to get some hands on time with some cars, and now I have a nice hobby.

I started investing early, worked on a bunch of side projects, and got involved in the family business before and during college, so I ended up buying my first car a month back.
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I can give you some of the specs as all of those pics were taken with my iPhone 6+ (my Nex 6 had a dead battery )

Mountain pictures were taken at f2.2 at around 1:30pm.
The Street photo was taken at f2.2 as well at around 4:00pm.

Here's the specs on how I take photos for cars with my camera:

Daytime
-If no clouds, I prefer mornings before 11:00am and then afternoons after 3:00pm
-If clouds, anytime works
I shoot at around f3.5 - f1.8 (depending on what I'm trying to focus on and sunlight). ISO for daytime is never above 400. Shutter speed is 1/20 - 1/60 (again, depending on what I'm trying to get and sunlight).

Night/low-light
-Try and position cars under a source of light (I'm a one man show so carrying lights is hard)
-If I have a buddy, he shines his lights from a distance

As wide as possible (f1.8 for my 35mm, f3.5 for my 18mm-55mm). Try to keep ISO under 1600. Shutter speed 1/40 - 1/5.

Hope that helps!

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Yes lol. It's a long story. Up until now, I've been driving whatever my family had laying around. My dad and I are huge car nuts, so over the years he befriended some cool people, which he introduced to me. I began my website when I started college, to keep myself busy. Wrote a bit, and reviewed the Audi I drove around in, and got some attention. I used those friends to get some hands on time with some cars, and now I have a nice hobby.

I started investing early, worked on a bunch of side projects, and got involved in the family business before and during college, so I ended up buying my first car a month back.
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