F430 Spider

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  1. Power47

    Power47 Member

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    Hey guys a friend of mine had this beautiful machine for a few days, so i grabbed a few shots of it at st kilda, still getting the hang of this whole automotive photography thing, but i like some of them.

    let me know what u think.

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  2. godzlr

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    Very nice. I like 1 and 5.
    2 would be better if the wheel was turned to the right. Looks like the car needs abit of clean though.
     
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    1. Spot on, brilliant.

    2. As already suggested, have the wheel in shot, not a dirty old tyre. Also (being picky) the background is distracting (the poles).

    3. Damn that palm tree, otherwise I like it.

    4. Again the tree (and other car) detract from the shot, also the use of selective colour, doesn't work for me here, Having the 430 all in colour I feel would've worked better.

    5. I like it. Would be better with some evident motion blur - suggestion of movement.

    6. Would've been great except for the weird reflections going on (light poles?)
     
  4. PrinceCharming

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    I love everything about the first shot. The puddle is just in the right spot and the reflection coming off it is nice.
     
  5. FB008

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    not sure about the PP you've applied to these shots, looks like a lot of shadow/highlight filtering + selective desaturation makes things look strange. shot #3 is the best example of this, the wheels look very bland, almost as if it's got a matte finish which i'm sure it doesn't have. They would stand out much more.

    go easy on the vignetting in #1, the top left corner has pretty obvious exposure difference. Also a narrower dof to isolate the car would have worked well here. The puddle doesn't really add much, did he park it there by accident? i think if you shot it differently you could have achieved more reflection.

    watch your own reflections in the 2nd and 3rd shots, might want to use a longer lens.

    something looks nasty in the last shot with the PP, in the middle of the frame right above the badge... the colours just don't seem right.
     
  6. csimpson

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    #3 is the only one that I don't find aesthetically pleasing. The sun in the background is showing up the swirl marks on the paint, and I can see your reflection :)
     
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    i should have mentioned that i have literally just started today using the desaturation tool and dodge/burn tools, and these shots r ones iv just been playing with first. so the PP is very overdone and pretty badly done, but thats part of my learning.

    thanks for the input though :)
     
  8. SyN

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    #1 is a stunner! :thumbup:
    #3 is good too
     
  9. Quan-Time

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    #4 - You planned a shoot, why not take a rag and wipe off the internal water marks on the panels ? it destracts from the gloss. Makes it look dirty and "rushed".

    Huge fan of #2, its done perfectly imo. But as everyone said, shop out the pole and the palm tree. And wipe the tyre clean next time. Tyre angle is fine.
     
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    I know Jack S#$t about photograpy but they are very nice pictures :thumbup:, the close ups of the engine is cool too. My only complaint is that I can't stetch your first photo to make it my background on my desktop :(
     
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    shot1
    excellent
     
  12. R32Big_boy

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    Hmmmm, that car looks familiar :p
    Its always shit when you have to give the keys back to James isnt it.
     
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    1. is by far the best IMO.

    the rest are cool, but not amazing.
     
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    hey guys thanks for the comments, i agree with most of u, 1. is killer, rest r throw aways, but good practice none the less.

    hoping to get my hands on an r35 this week for a night shoot :)
     
  15. cbb1935

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    Absolutely love shot #1. Would be interesting to see a horizontal crop of it too if the shot allows.

    A few carry minor flaws (distracting background, flare off the car, etc), but I'd be pretty pleased regardless if they were my shots :)

    Oh and on a side note, my god do those cars sound nice. Got to travel behind one through 2 tunnels recently at peak hour. Every hair was at attention on my arms :D
     

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