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DeLorean DMC-12

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by tangcla, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. tangcla

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    Wow theres one of these in Australia!
    Awesome. *goes and steals it* .. I need a new flux capacitor ;/
     
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    One?

    There's hundreds....I was at a Delorean meet a few years ago...were about 6 of them. Absolutely awesome machines...I'd give my left nut for one.
     
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    There are a few around. With any luck I'll be doing a shoot for another one. :p
     
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    Interesting.
    Shame about the price... And the numberplate doesnt even read 'BACKINTIME'
     
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    You can buy one from USA get it landed and complied for about $30k.
     
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    Horrible car, great movie!
     
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    Great photos and lighting on the car, but I think it needs a better location to suit the car...

    Noticed your tone/white balance is different between the first, middle and last photos...
     
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    Actually I thought the location was ideal - power lines kind of fit the Back to the Future theme, plus the trains that went past as well.

    The sky changed colour during the course of the shoot, white balance was corrected for the foreground.
     
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    Yes same for me.. I think the grass throws it off most of all and just doesnt fit in/suit what I would picture the car to be in.

    Light painting in the side profiles on your site are my favs.
     
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    something dont feel right about these photos.. they look to flat or something(probly the grass but also the way its lit but i can imagine it would have been hard cause those panels are matte?). Ive def been a fan of your other work but this one doesnt do it for me. Ok if i say that? :S

    I wanted to do a delorean photoshoot but couldnt afford or get my hands on a delorean. I had a model with the marty jacket and hat and i had the new nike back to the future shoes that lit up Oh and a hover board. but everything fell through and i lost motivation..
     
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    I can tell you, the stainless steel body was VERY hard to capture. Everything and nothing reflected on it, I did need a fair bit more fill light to get some lightness out of the body, that may be why you think it feels flat. It is less contrast-y.
     
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    I agree that these shots are very flat, and just kinda bland. I think its probably a combination of your processing (or lack there of) and lighting that is either too large or too close and just flattening everything out. The location isn't fitting, especially the grass. I used to be really impressed by your work and it was actually your images that inspired me to to take up photography years ago but I feel from the last few sets I have seen from you, you are going backward if anything. I much prefer your older stuff.
     
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    Hmm. Ok :(
    do you have examples of what you liked?
    I need to find some new locations...

    edit: I know, some of the 'flatness' has come from the change in location - for example, compare 'before' and 'after' lighting changes to this street, which has dramatically changed the look and feel of the photos.
    Here's an example, where the increase in ambient levels changes the mood:

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    Nice :) I'd so love one, but it's a big committment. From what I've read you have to be careful if you import one that it's not rusty underneath which can be a big (and expensive) problem. Because by default almost all of them were lefthand drive you've got that to contend with. Though apparently it's easier to get them registered here now as a classic car because very soon some of them will be at least 30 years old which is one of the criteria for doing so, or at least that's what I read.

    Nice shots :) Great Scott!
     
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    Being stainless steel this would be a reflection whore, using the light to tone that down was a good idea. I'd much prefer these shots than shots of a reflection of grass or powerlines etc.

    Perhaps some constructive criticism is required rather than straight out negative comments?
     
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    My comments were intended to be constructive but came across very harsh reading it back which wasn't the intention, sorry Clarence. Will reply to your PM shortly just busy at work and wanted to clarify before copping a beating for being a rude prick.
     
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    No offence taken James, I appreciate your feedback :)

    it was very difficult to light the brushed metal though. Next time I will try to add a flash just out of frame back towards the camera to catch some highlights.
     
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    very nice shots:thumbup:

    and a nice car too.:D
     

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