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Old 07-01-2011, 07:46 PM   #7151
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:24 PM   #7152
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I like where you're going with this one, but do you have a larger version to post up?
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:15 AM   #7153
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I really dig it. The angle works really well for this photo. Some of the back might be a little too dark, but it's not bad. I would probably clone out those black spots on the road right next to the car, and maybe try to clone out some of those bright reflections on the windshield, but otherwise this is a great example of a great, contrasty B&W.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:05 AM   #7154
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I agree, with a little more detail and some additional post, this one is a winner. It's the line on the road beside the car that really makes it work.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #7155
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I retouched the white balance on this one, as you said the road was purple the first time around.

Is the color better in this one, or too much? Lurker I remember how you said to do the white balance, but I still don't really understand how to get to the point where i can choose the white, black, and gray tones.

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Old 07-02-2011, 04:57 PM   #7156
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Looks pretty good to me. It's in curves, the eye droppers.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:05 PM   #7157
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Curious as to your thoughts on a few from an auto show today. First time using the upgraded camera in public at one of these:





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Old 07-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #7158
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I tried this at a wedding and the result came out...decent:

http://photos.arminausejo.com/Weddin...O/merge3x2.jpg

CS5's photomerge actually did a great job stitching them, but it definitely was time consuming on the processing end of things. I'd rather not just use small JPEGs to do it, so using full sized RAWs can take some time.

The problem with using it for cars is that cars are just quite a big larger than a bride and a groom, so you really have to take not just more photos, but also a wider area to get the really desired affect. It won't stop me from experimenting, but it definitely won't be a go-to method for me.
I like it. Very surreal look to it. I agree that with a small subject (like people), it is easier to get a wide shot that looks interesting. The whole reason I wanted to do this was because the car is so large it is impossible to get a shot of the whole car with a completely blurred background (like you can easily do on a 3/4 portrait and a 200mm f/2.8 on a full frame body). I have seen some pretty amazing portraits done with this method. I seem to like the ones are that are shot with something like an 85mm f/1.2 and then stitched to look like a 20-30mm lens with an unreal aperture. The subject seems to jump off the image.

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I've done several photo's using the Brenizer method, but most don't end up looking right to my eye. Click the pic for high-res.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/...cf629aa2_o.jpg

The longer the FL, the better the result, and Microsoft's ICE works excellent for stitching them (and it's free).
I like the shot. I'm assuming this was done with the 200mm f/2.0? This may be a case where you almost used the effect too much. The 200mm f/2.0 already has pretty dreamy backgrounds. I think using it from a little further back (than you did in the shot you posted), would look very cool. It would be more blurry than a normal 200mm f/2.0 shot, but not quite so "cutout" of a look.
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:29 PM   #7159
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i just recently picked up a camera. its not a dslr but a better point and shoot. I did a little shoot the other day and heres my favorite of the ones i got. opinions appreciated.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:56 AM   #7160
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Hy guys

Back from a crazy weekend in sosnova (cz) 3 days of party-drifting and a lot of pictures.
900km roadtrip one way but it was more than worth it.

Worked on the first pictures allready on the way home and i must share this one. I think problably the sharpest pic of a moving subject i have ever tooked.



more to come ; )

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Old 07-04-2011, 08:22 AM   #7161
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Fantastic shot man, just wish it was a little wider.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:14 AM   #7162
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Thanxs UltimaterLurker

I was to close in this shot, the oem crop is only a tad bigger then this .

But i have another wider crop from this weekend wit a little bit better light conditions (it was pretty bad weather this weekend)

LMK what you thin about that one

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Old 07-04-2011, 11:49 AM   #7163
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This one is excellent as well, sharpness is great, color is great, sense of motion is great. Yes, you are framed a bit tight, but it creates a sense of tension in my mind, which is great for this kind of photo. The light on the passenger front tire is absolutely wonderful, as is the grass at the bottom. Sometimes it's the little things that really make a shot work.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:54 AM   #7164
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Rhys Millen Testing at PPIR 2011 by B.LaJoie Photography, on Flickr


A quick shot of Mr.Millen testing at Pikes Peak International Raceway before PPIHC.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:07 PM   #7165
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Thanks so much for this post, it actually really helped me out in taking pictures of my new scooby. I'll try to take some sexy pics of it and post them up.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:25 PM   #7166
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:15 AM   #7167
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Hey guys, off topic, but there's a few of you here that I'd like to see this.
Put together a good size sample of shots from my first paid event last weekend, let me know what you think!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/max713p...7626995106223/
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:09 PM   #7168
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Just a few from the parade over the weekend.

_DSC7001 by Max713, on Flickr


_DSC7005 by Max713, on Flickr


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Old 07-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #7169
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Just a few from the parade over the weekend.
Max, I'm not sure what you're trying to show as the focus in each pic. They may look good to the average person, but they're not excellent.
In the first one, it seems like the only thing in focus is the word radial and a little of the rim.
In the second one, i'm not sure if I should look at the headlight, fog light or slot in the bumper. Also, the reflection on the hood bothers me.
Third pic, gauges or steering wheel?

You might want to look into the rule of thirds a little. Armin has some info at the beginning of this thread.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:56 PM   #7170
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Yes, I would agree with all those points, but I did plan on these issues coming in. I was very limited by my surroundings, was purely posting to get an idea of how I did with the limitations in place.
I would say I adhered with the rule of thirds in all but the third shot, the wheel in the first, the headlight in the second(pushing it with this one). The third was the most difficult, there was actually someone sitting in the drivers seat!

Lateral side shots (#1) are my weakness, I can never quite get the point of interest/focus right...Not sure what I should have done here, although I didn't have much room for movement. There was someone standing over the back left of the car, and another car directly out of frame left.
I wasn't really sure what to do with #2, thinking I may go for a little tighter crop on the headlight now though.
#3 was obviously extremely limited due to the person in the seat, but the goal was the focus on the gauges. Also, I only had my ƒ3.5-4.5 lens on me, the depth of field was limited at 70mm ƒ4.5, didn't want to stick my camera in the drivers face...
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:10 AM   #7171
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Again, guys, with car-show pix, try to focus on something different, or interesting, or show something average in a different or interesting way. Don't think about it too much, just keep those things in mind.



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Old 07-07-2011, 02:32 AM   #7172
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I retouched the white balance on this one, as you said the road was purple the first time around.

Is the color better in this one, or too much? Lurker I remember how you said to do the white balance, but I still don't really understand how to get to the point where i can choose the white, black, and gray tones.
Definitely much better
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:35 AM   #7173
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Curious as to your thoughts on a few from an auto show today. First time using the upgraded camera in public at one of these:
Not bad overall. If anything, it looks like the saturation is a bit too much and it seems like there's a bit too much fill light going on, meaning that there aren't any true blacks. Compositions look decent overall though.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:39 AM   #7174
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i just recently picked up a camera. its not a dslr but a better point and shoot. I did a little shoot the other day and heres my favorite of the ones i got. opinions appreciated.
Archie
Not bad at all for a P&S! Composition looks pretty good, but I probably would've had the car at tiny bit lower in the frame. It also looks like there's a remnant of something that you cloned out of the photo, as there's some sort of dark grey band arching over the car like a rainbow, but it's not smooth. Did you get rid of something there? Oh, and don't forget to turn the wheels to face the camera.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:41 AM   #7175
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Hy guys

Back from a crazy weekend in sosnova (cz) 3 days of party-drifting and a lot of pictures.
900km roadtrip one way but it was more than worth it.

Worked on the first pictures allready on the way home and i must share this one. I think problably the sharpest pic of a moving subject i have ever tooked.
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more to come ; )
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Thanxs UltimaterLurker

I was to close in this shot, the oem crop is only a tad bigger then this .

But i have another wider crop from this weekend wit a little bit better light conditions (it was pretty bad weather this weekend)

LMK what you thin about that one
Both of these are absolutely excellent. I agree with UL that the first one could've been a little wider, but they both still deserve the stamp to me.

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