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Old 02-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #10251
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Can you guys see the picture now? It's linked from Facebook so the quality is not that great.
The exposure looks fine, especially since it's the middle of the day, but I don't like how the tire tread is facing the camera, and how far into the corner the motorcycle is in the frame. A little more breathing room will help the composition a lot. A different location would help as well. I'd also make sure there isn't some person in the shot, unless he's part of your subject.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:45 PM   #10252
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Hey guys, here's some post blizzard pics, any thoughts?
I like the low elevation of the first shot, definitely over the higher one of the second shot, but both of them need a little more exposure, especially on the front of the car. The time of day definitely isn't the most ideal though. I'd also crop the first one a tiny bit to get it more on the bottom third of the frame. Your third shot is cool, but I'm not really sure what's going on since it's sharp in the center but not anywhere else.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #10253
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I love the look and feel of the first shot, but I wish the car was sharp and wasn't quite so close to the bottom of the frame. The photo is a bit tilted to the right as well. The second photo is cool too, but this time the car is a bit too high and to the left in the frame. A little more exposure would also help both photos as well.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #10254
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You guys have all gotten crazy amounts of snow...over here in Seattle, we haven't got anything in the lowlands. Yesterday actually felt like spring...I took my bugeye out for a drive...first time in a few months!

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #10255
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I love the look and feel of the first shot, but I wish the car was sharp and wasn't quite so close to the bottom of the frame. The photo is a bit tilted to the right as well. The second photo is cool too, but this time the car is a bit too high and to the left in the frame. A little more exposure would also help both photos as well.
Thanks for the tips/advice. Those were shot handheld with no tripod. Kind of in a rush as I was parked on a public road. Hoping to upgrade bodies one of these days. Here's a couple more from the fall same body/lens. Very hard to work with 3 focal points!

I'm happy with this one but not with how dead centered it is. Was hard to work with the tree lines to not have them growing out of the car.




Oh and your bugeye looks fantastic!
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:05 PM   #10256
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Thanks for the tips/advice. Those were shot handheld with no tripod. Kind of in a rush as I was parked on a public road. Hoping to upgrade bodies one of these days. Here's a couple more from the fall same body/lens. Very hard to work with 3 focal points!

I'm happy with this one but not with how dead centered it is. Was hard to work with the tree lines to not have them growing out of the car.

Oh and your bugeye looks fantastic!
Definitely a tough location for these photos. A lower elevation might help with the first photo, and generally I try not to shoot from a spot where the front wheel overlaps with the rear wheel. Just a couple steps to the right or left would help the overall pose of the car in the frame of the first shot. Don't forget about Rule of Thirds either, especially in the second shot. Oh, and thank you
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #10257
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The exposure looks fine, especially since it's the middle of the day, but I don't like how the tire tread is facing the camera, and how far into the corner the motorcycle is in the frame. A little more breathing room will help the composition a lot. A different location would help as well. I'd also make sure there isn't some person in the shot, unless he's part of your subject.
Alright, thanks for the constructive criticism!
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:51 AM   #10258
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yes, i was aware of the time of day not being ideal, i was just excited to see the car somewhat clean again after it was buried in 3 ft of snow,

020913IMG_3278 by STi Wish, on Flickr
but thanks for the advice, the exposure would only get better if i had waited for the right time of day or some cloud coverage correct? if i were to go back and expose the front of the car correctly the rest of the photo starts to look much worse, the third shot was my telephoto focused halfway up my block with a steady stream of snow from an electric shovel arcing over the frame. yeah and your bugeye is perfection, i love the ride height, ever thought about color matching the do luck?
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:56 AM   #10259
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cropped like this?

021313IMG_3722 by STi Wish, on Flickr
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #10260
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Taken with my phone so not the best.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:59 PM   #10261
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Seriously? That's one of the best cell phone pics I have ever seen lol
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #10262
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Ha, thanks! it certainly is (HTC Sensation XE) I tidied it up a bit on photoshop but only lightly.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #10263
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the car is to far out to the left wish it was more in the third crosspoint
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #10264
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Nice pic. I think cloning out that pole will help out the photo tremendously.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:41 PM   #10265
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Some fun with profile shots.

My 2011 freshly painted in Designo Magno Alanite Grey from Mercedes-AMG.


Magno by rsutton198 | oneninety8.com, on Flickr

A 999 freshly painted in Nissan Super Silver with a darker grunge look to make the silver body pop.


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Old 02-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #10266
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yes, i was aware of the time of day not being ideal, i was just excited to see the car somewhat clean again after it was buried in 3 ft of snow,

but thanks for the advice, the exposure would only get better if i had waited for the right time of day or some cloud coverage correct? if i were to go back and expose the front of the car correctly the rest of the photo starts to look much worse, the third shot was my telephoto focused halfway up my block with a steady stream of snow from an electric shovel arcing over the frame. yeah and your bugeye is perfection, i love the ride height, ever thought about color matching the do luck?
Yeah, it's really the time of day that was causing problems with the exposure. You can try correcting it a bit, but it can be difficult to get it consistent in post-processing...just easier and better to do it at a different time of day.

Oh and thanks I've left the trunk lid unpainted on purpose, since the hood is also unpainted and the roof is black. It all matches in its own way. Besides, the weave of the Do-Luck trunk is too good to paint over...it's something to be shown off, not hidden
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #10267
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cropped like this?
Better, but still lower in the frame...try to get the headlights on the bottom thirds crosspoint.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #10268
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Nice pic. I think cloning out that pole will help out the photo tremendously.
Yeah not bad! The car could move a little bit away from the left edge like Pedro mentioned, and the pole is definitely a distraction. The tough part though is that you're shooting on the shadow side of the car, which of course you have to do to get the sunset, but it's a whole lot more difficult to get proper exposure of the car at that point.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:16 AM   #10269
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My 2011 freshly painted in Designo Magno Alanite Grey from Mercedes-AMG.

A 999 freshly painted in Nissan Super Silver with a darker grunge look to make the silver body pop.
New paint looks good! I'm not sure if it's just me, but it might be ever so slightly leaning left. I could be wrong though I might've also gone for a tighter crop like in the second photo, but wide works too! I think the second shot is just a little too dark since the wheels are dark too, and I wish the front wheels were squared up. I'm not totally sold on the location either, since the stairway railing is growing out of the roof.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #10270
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Yeah, it's really the time of day that was causing problems with the exposure. You can try correcting it a bit, but it can be difficult to get it consistent in post-processing...just easier and better to do it at a different time of day.

Oh and thanks I've left the trunk lid unpainted on purpose, since the hood is also unpainted and the roof is black. It all matches in its own way. Besides, the weave of the Do-Luck trunk is too good to paint over...it's something to be shown off, not hidden
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Better, but still lower in the frame...try to get the headlights on the bottom thirds crosspoint.
Thanks again, never seen the do luck in person could you provide some detail shots of trunk and hood, was just curious the car still looks great.
Do you have any thoughts on the Canon EF 35mm f/2 , is it too much of a wide angle would it distort the automotive pictures.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #10271
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Thanks again, never seen the do luck in person could you provide some detail shots of trunk and hood, was just curious the car still looks great.
Do you have any thoughts on the Canon EF 35mm f/2 , is it too much of a wide angle would it distort the automotive pictures.
Sure thing. Well, the trunk lid is Do-Luck, but my hood is Kaminari. The Kaminari has a nice weave too, but the weave isn't as tight as Do-Luck's and it's not dry carbon either. Here's a good look at the Do-Luck weave:

http://www.arminausejo.com/dolucktrunk5.jpg

I had the trunk lid clear-coated...it doesn't usually come that shiny.

As for the 35mm, I don't think it's too much of a wide angle at all, and should work great for automotive.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #10272
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Yeah that is nice, i see why you wouldn't want to hide it, it's so shiny the bottom looks like it's paint matched from the reflection of your bumper. Thanks again, your input is much appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #10273
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So Jive Turkey pointed me to this thread since I stated I wanted my pictures critiqued. I'm JUST starting out with taking pictures as a hobby. I'm still learning about f stop and such, but I've picked up some things from my photography buddies (digital and manual photographers), so I'm kind of a mixed bag. I try to keep it interesting, but not too wild, at least for the moment until I become comfortable with the art. I'll avoid sharing camera phone pics as much as possible, but will give you heads up when a shot is with a camera phone since I just got a Samsung Galaxy SIII and it's kind of fun to use.

I just got a tripod and I'm using a shared Sony Alpha NEX-6. I'm hoping to get a used Nikon D5000 with a Tamron 18-270MM lens. Ultimately, I'm planning on taking a roadtrip with my BRZ from Alaska down to Washington, Oregon, California (for a family reunion), Arizona and Colorado, all in early May through mid May. I'm assuming there will be MANY different photo opportunities with wildly varying backgrounds, so I guess I'm just looking to see what works and doesn't work for taking outdoor shots across the west coast. Right now I'm stuck with Alaska's white-all-over scenery, but I'm trying to make the best of what I've got!

Anyways, here are some recent shots with the Sony Alpha NEX-6, all without tripods:











Here are a few with the SGSIII:







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Right now, Alaska is mostly dark, so I suppose I'll have to get familiar with setting up a tripod and doing longer exposures.

I'll have to look through this thread when I have more time tonight. Thanks in advance!
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What would you guys recommend for a general walkaround/car show/car portrait lens? Canon mount, under $4-500... I'm starting to feel really restricted with my 50mm 1.8.
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