Originally Posted by UltimateLurker
This shot is a classic example of doing almost everything right, but still ending up with a lackluster result because of your subject/angle (and you already know it).
The 350Z is terribly flat and bland from the front, and with the huge hot-spot on the bumper, you've brought that fact straight to everyone's attention. Also, the 3/4 angle you have chosen is too tight for the car, so the side is getting lost in dark, unflattering reflections, the passenger tire is too large, and the stock wheel/tire combo is screaming "I'm inadequate".
Everything else in this shot works (I especially like the light on the hood), but because of what you have chosen, as a photographer, to show the viewer, the shot doesn't work as a whole. It might be cropped a bit tight on the right side as well, but that's probably personal taste.
You're doing very well with your photography, time to start concentrating on the subtle things.
Thanks for the response man. I definitely agree with your points and that's why the photo was bothering me quite a bit. I kept comparing this shot to my other shots of the Z and it was clear that this tight angle was a no go... and a lot of things were thrown off because of it. I appreciate the input.
BTW, I did take another shot that day, just never posted it up here. It's more of a close up but does show a little more of a side and I noticed how much better it already looks. I still think it's a little too aggressive for this specific car... here's the pic: