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09-20-2012, 09:04 PM
I took this a while ago at a car show but just got around to some post work.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/8005032731_126e245f30_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/80923124@N07/8005032731/)
Twin Lights (http://www.flickr.com/photos/80923124@N07/8005032731/) by J.E. Images (http://www.flickr.com/people/80923124@N07/), on Flickr

09-21-2012, 02:20 AM
Oooh, shiny! I like the contrast between the detail on the headlight glass and the softer reflections. How would this look as a square crop?

Mad Aussie
09-21-2012, 04:48 AM
I like the processing on this ... Corvette? ... 59??

09-21-2012, 05:26 AM
Very nicely done on the PP Jason.

I think you are right on the Vette MA. Beautiful piece of art in its own right.

Matt K.
09-21-2012, 10:45 AM
I like the processing on this ... Corvette? ... 59??

What? and you did not see the BOOBS????

Great shot; chrome is tough to capture, you done very well.

Mad Aussie
09-21-2012, 06:39 PM
What? and you did not see the BOOBS???? If there were boobs ... I'd have seen em! ;)

09-21-2012, 11:37 PM
Thanks for all of the nice comments. I took this at a show just for Corvettes, but I am not sure of the year. I tried taking photos at a few car shows this year and have found it to be challangeing. One of the unexpected problems was the reflections from a car next to car I was photographing would produce undesireable colors and reflections in the photo. Backgrounds also tend to be quite busy at a car show, and while usually taking place during the day under full summer sunlight using a wide open aperture is not an option. Below is a tighter crop I didn't have enough picture to do a square crop but a 4x3 worked.


Mad Aussie
09-22-2012, 01:07 AM
Not seeing yourself in the paintwork and chrome can be an issue also at times. I think this 4x3 looks good ... the bitumen and yellow lines weren't adding to the shot anyhow.

09-22-2012, 05:56 PM
I agree on the crop, and I know what you mean about the bright sunlight and reflections. I've found a CPL can help both. I like to turn it to see how the finish looks with varying amounts of reflections. Does tend to vary the color a bit, though.

09-22-2012, 06:32 PM
Nice shot and nicely processed. I prefer the square crop as well.