A&P Two pics of my car

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  1. Section8

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    I posted these in the painting with light thread, but I wanted to post them here too for some CC.

    Setup was my D300 with 28-70mm f/2.8 with a circular polarizer. First shot was 20secs shutter @ f/5. I used my SB800 set @ 1/128th and the test fire button to walk around the car and paint it.

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    raw image straight out of camera:
    http://uploader.ws/upload/200903/JPH_9197.jpg

    edit:// apparently this picture is broken now and I don't have the raw file here at work - i'll post it up later.

    Second shot was 30 seconds shutter @ f/7.1 with the WB set to tungsten. SB800 still @ 1/128

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    straight out of camera:
    http://uploader.ws/upload/200903/JPH_9202.jpg



    I think i should have used the diffuser on the flash to make the reflections on the car more smooth instead of so jagged. Also in the future I'd like a better setting for the car than my crappy driveway, but this was more of an experiment than anything else.
     
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    lol, didn't think about that. Well i guess it is 'raw' in as much as all i did was convert it to jpg and size it to 1024 :o
     
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    playing with light painting I see :coold:
     
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    The first one highlights more of the front and other parts of the car than your second shot. Just PS out the lightstreaks, and work a bit on getting more even light and it'll look great.
     
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    Maybe he converted it. :hs:

    I don't think you can see RAW files on this forum.
     
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    concept is cool, composition sucks.
    looks like u walked outside to your driveway and layed the camera down.
    location and composition are teh weakest points.
     
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    are the spots on the door from the flash?

    if yes then you should def. use a diffuser. If not then you should change locations (i.e. if they are from street lights)
     
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    well this was an experiment for me to learn, so i did walk out to my driveway - the camera is on a tripod.
     
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    I think they are from a car that drove by slowly on the street actually. The next time I try this I'm going to try and find a deserted parking lot with either low light or at least interesting lights. I just wanted to play with the technique for this and get some feed back from you guys one what to do better next time.
     
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    sorry. they both hurt my eyes.
     
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    what would you do different then
     
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    question: why the hell would I want to see that straight out of your camera?
     
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    i'll remember this question the next time you're asking for critique so that you can improve your photography and PP.
     
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    #1 try to get the light more even across the side of the car.

    #2 shop the reflections of the random streetlights, though i do somewhat like the tone, and feel of the shot (that's completely subjective though.)
     

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