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Old 11-24-2012, 03:23 PM   #9951
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I see where you're coming from. The main problem I had was room. It was hard to get the angles that I wanted. I only brought my 85mm with me so it got a little tight at times. I have a bunch that I'm going to edit completely different than I usually do, but I'll put those in my thread. Here is the other one that I really like, with my signature car pose, lol.





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Old 11-25-2012, 04:51 PM   #9952
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I've been whoring this out pretty much everywhere so why not here as well?



A few other photos I've done. Thoughts and comments?


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Old 11-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #9953
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not my best but I quite like it...
Tough situation being at night and at a meet, where you don't really have much control. If I were to change anything, I'd fix the white balance and probably shoot from a lower elevation.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #9954
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I know people are going to say the sky is blown out...but I did it on purpose. This is one of those "breaking the rules" times that I did off of my own personal preference.
I think it might be cleaner without the power lines and poles, but otherwise I like the light on the car quite a bit. I personally would probably try to add some clouds in there, but that's my personal preference
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #9955
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I had to give the night shoots a try! Any thoughts?
Light on the car looks fine to me...maybe a tiny bit blown out, but not too much at all. Honestly if anything I'd darken the tires a little bit since they look a little grey. The one thing that bugs me is the lack of detail in the background, not to mention the weird halo effect that's going on where the hill meets the sky. There's also some weird red remnant on the right side of the frame in the sky.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #9956
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Went for another drive this morning. I don't do profile shots all that often so I tried out one...
I think the bluish stripe on the wall in the profile shot really helps it, because if that wasn't there, I'd say the car is too close to the color of the background to really make it stand out. Your second photo can probably do without the yellow posts and other distractions behind the car.

It's also funny that you used examples from Andrew in regards to the car being close to the color of the background, because I had the same critiques for those photos of his too I think the car gets a little lost with a similar colored background, but that's just my opinion.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #9957
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Went out shooting for a little bit with Robb's comments in mind. I tried to do something a little different (even though it's my same boring car) I tried to get the feel of a run down, abandoned, over grown area which is why I have the grass in the bottom of the frame. Thoughts?
I think the grass gets in the way a bit too much of the car. It might work out if there was grass everywhere (kind of like a lion trying to stalk in tall grass), but since the grass is only in the front, it really takes away from your subject.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #9958
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I see where you're coming from. The main problem I had was room. It was hard to get the angles that I wanted. I only brought my 85mm with me so it got a little tight at times. I have a bunch that I'm going to edit completely different than I usually do, but I'll put those in my thread. Here is the other one that I really like, with my signature car pose, lol.
I'd say your second photo is the strongest of the bunch, both in terms of composition and post-processing. The red isn't quite red enough in the first photo, and you've got some chromatic aberration on the side of the building and where the hill in the background meets the sky. I also prefer the car's position better in the second photo, since the edge of the driver side front tire isn't meeting the edge of the driver side rear tire.

Your last photo seems to be lacking in contrast and saturation, and the roof of the car is blown out. If you're going for the desaturated look, that's totally fine, but you definitely need more contrast in there since the whole thing seems a bit washed out.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #9959
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I've been whoring this out pretty much everywhere so why not here as well?
Why not? Well, this thread isn't for photo whoring, it's for photo critique. Consequently, there's a number of things wrong with this photo. It's got a really sharp angle for no apparent reason, and there's a ton of distractions in the photo. You've got a blue sign, a pole growing out of the car, and a fence that's totally blocking the nice beach background. The contrast is also a bit high since the surf and parts of the ground look like they're blown out and you've got a lack of shadow detail. On top of all that, I would've used a polarizer on the windshield to get rid of that glare.

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A few other photos I've done. Thoughts and comments?
Your locations are what kill these photos the most. The chain link fence with the sign with another vehicle in the background in the first pic and the neighborhood with the power lines and the chimney growing out of the truck just aren't places I'd try to shoot. The truck's also a bit too close to the left edge in both photos, yet also rather centered vertically as well.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:18 PM   #9960
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Your last photo seems to be lacking in contrast and saturation, and the roof of the car is blown out. If you're going for the desaturated look, that's totally fine, but you definitely need more contrast in there since the whole thing seems a bit washed out.
The last shot was done that way intentionally. I shot into the sun to try to give it that look. I knew it wouldn't look technically right but I was just playing around with different stuff. Thanks for the advice though. The lighting wasn't the best. The sun kept going in and out and was giving me problems.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:22 PM   #9961
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The last shot was done that way intentionally. I shot into the sun to try to give it that look. I knew it wouldn't look technically right but I was just playing around with different stuff. Thanks for the advice though. The lighting wasn't the best. The sun kept going in and out and was giving me problems.
With the sun on the car in that way, I'd probably go with a warmer white balance...give it a try and see if you like it better
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:43 PM   #9962
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I'll try it out later. Here's two more that I went with a different look.




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Old 11-26-2012, 02:29 PM   #9963
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INKMAN, I love your car....

....but I HATE your front plate, man!! I know it's probably a huge PITA, but if you can take the plate off the front for photos, I think you will like your pictures much better. It seems that every time I am getting into the flow of your pictures I have to start over when I see that bright white and blue plate, as it sticks out in weird angles and does not compliment the colors of the car.

Anyway I would have liked the first one more if you turned the wheels a little, as the straight-on look seems a bit awkward. I do love the de-saturated look and think it goes perfectly with the worn-down speed limit sign!

In the second one I love the close crop and the monotone, but everything gets a little busy and lost towards the front passenger side; it could be the white corner separator on the bricks or some other combination of stuff. It also seems a bit soft. Maybe a little more contrast (without blowing out the whites) would give it some needed depth!
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #9964
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I agree with you man. It is a PITA to take it off. I guess If a planned far enough ahead I could remove it and dig up my bumper cap. Honestly most of the time it's not even planned when I go out. It's usually me sneaking out if the kids are napping quick, lol. I would love to have no front plate but a loud red car already gets a lot of attention and they are pretty strict about the front plate in NY. I also feel rushed when I go out because I usually don't have the time and I think that has an effect on my pictures as well. (not to make excuses).

I appreciate the input though and maybe I'll play around with them some more when I have time to see if I can improve them. Also don't be afraid to leave some critiques on my Flickr page!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #9965
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Played around with it a little more. Cropped it tighter and cloned some stuff out the best I could. Better? Worse?

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #9966
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The last shot was done that way intentionally. I shot into the sun to try to give it that look. I knew it wouldn't look technically right but I was just playing around with different stuff. Thanks for the advice though. The lighting wasn't the best. The sun kept going in and out and was giving me problems.
I like it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #9967
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I'll try it out later. Here's two more that I went with a different look.
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Played around with it a little more. Cropped it tighter and cloned some stuff out the best I could. Better? Worse?
Desaturated works better in this case, but yeah I would've turn the wheels in this case too, and maybe even taken a step to the left just so you have more of the side of the car in the photo. Your second B&W is processed much better, but I would've kept the tight crop without chopping off the top of the photo. Remember, for B&W shots, you're playing with tones instead of colors, so adjusting overall contrast makes a world of difference.

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....but I HATE your front plate, man!! I know it's probably a huge PITA, but if you can take the plate off the front for photos, I think you will like your pictures much better. It seems that every time I am getting into the flow of your pictures I have to start over when I see that bright white and blue plate, as it sticks out in weird angles and does not compliment the colors of the car.
I usually don't mind front plates, but he's got a point here, but to me only because the plate is in a non-standard spot. What do you use to mount your front plate anyway? Is there a reason why you put it off to the side without having a FMIC? I actually need to put a side-mount front plate on my car...been meaning to do that for years
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:03 AM   #9968
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I usually don't mind front plates, but he's got a point here, but to me only because the plate is in a non-standard spot. What do you use to mount your front plate anyway? Is there a reason why you put it off to the side without having a FMIC? I actually need to put a side-mount front plate on my car...been meaning to do that for years
It's the Grimmspeed re-locater. I didn't like the way the big plastic stock plate holder looked, so that's what I went with. Tell you the truth I don't even notice it in the pictures but obviously I'm use to it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #9969
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It's the Grimmspeed re-locater. I didn't like the way the big plastic stock plate holder looked, so that's what I went with. Tell you the truth I don't even notice it in the pictures but obviously I'm use to it.
Cool thanks...unfortunately I can't use that one unless I drill a hole into my bumper (since my bumper doesn't have a stock tow hook opening). I guess I'll have to custom fab something to use my stock unused foglight mounting bracket or something.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:00 PM   #9970
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Also don't be afraid to leave some critiques on my Flickr page!
Maybe it is just me, but when I clicked on your Flickr icon, it took me to an error page.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #9971
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That's what people have been saying, its weird. Does it say "
click here" if it doesn't load? If not my screen name is Speedsource70.
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Great tips!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:30 PM   #9973
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That's what people have been saying, its weird. Does it say "
click here" if it doesn't load? If not my screen name is Speedsource70.
It says page not found. the clickable options are to tell Flickr about the problem (if I think it is on their end), or to click and go back to my home page.

When you added your Flickr to your profile on here, did you C&P the whole URL, or just entered in your Flickr user name?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #9974
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hm . . . . I just clicked on my own button and got the same error message.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #9975
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Weird! Does it have the option to go to the home page when you click on it? Mine does. I just tried Ultimateone's and his worked. Anyone else having this problem?
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