One of the problems with photography is that films and videos have a limited exposure range, i.e. stuff that's too bright for the medium is just white and too dark is just black, even if it's visible to the naked eye. What would happen to speed camera photos if someone had a very high intensity light shining on their number plate all the time? Or UV, or infra red (which someone else made a comment about somewhere a while back), etc?
How about a 1.21 gigawatt flux capacitor? Sorry, couldn't help it!
As for the number plate reflection, does that work from any angle? I'd also guess that the reflective covers are somewhat illegal.
I'm reminiscing here but I remember in one episode of Knight Rider Michael pressed a button while being chased by authorities and his plate rotated to show a different plate. Bit trickier here as we have plates on the front and back. And if you get busted...
Originally posted by Falchoon I know if you take a flash photo during the day of an ACT numberplate (blue letters on white background) that you can't read it (I think Tassie has same colours?).
There were (still are?) some number plate covers you could buy that supposedly made your plate unreadable or maybe just hard to read. The light can reflect off the perspex cover or some such thing.
I have had cause to look at a flashless speed camera photo recently, which unfortunately for me has a perfect image of my number plate, as well as the rest of my car, on it. Personally, I didn't think the photo was as good as you'd expect for $125, but I suppose you can't expect the same quality from an itinerant street photographer as you get from a professional in a studio.
I have, to my regret, also seen flash images of the same thing from the same source (the Traffic Camera Office) in the past and they were impeccable.
Reflective number plate covers are illegal in Vic.
Yes, but a long time ago. Or is it a long time ahead? But I get the idea. If I can get one of these doovers, I can send the speed cameras back to a time when pygmies ruled the planet (or is that now?) and they killed anyone who tried to capture their spirit in a camera. So where do I get it?
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