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Apr 24, 2011 20:17 |  #1

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So I just got LR3 a few days ago and I went up to New York for the auto show (anyone else go?) anyways I took this picture of the Rx-8, before there was people crowding around in the background and it wasn't all black. I took a certain part of the black background and brushed the rest of it that same color. Then I bumped up the fill light a little and also used a little bit of blacks. I'm still very new to this software though and figuring it all out. Let me know what you guys think!

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Apr 24, 2011 22:04 |  #2
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Your missing part of the car, I know you know but it's the first thing that comes to mind, the second is it's a nice car but whats up with the fence. It takes away from the photo. The photo look good otherwise.


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Apr 25, 2011 04:07 as a reply to  @ Crocodile101's post |  #3

The PP looks good. The cropped front end and fence don't make for a great starting point though...


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Apr 25, 2011 04:13 |  #4

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Your missing part of the car, I know you know but it's the first thing that comes to mind, the second is it's a nice car but whats up with the fence. It takes away from the photo. The photo look good otherwise.

I don't know if you frequent auto shows (like the Detroit auto show), but that's pretty standard procedure with the vehicles they don't want you to touch. 90% of the vehicles are out in the open for people to open up and sit in, but the choice models are always blocked off. Look, but don't touch.


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Apr 25, 2011 04:17 |  #5

The PP looks good, and the reflections of the lights on the roof gives it a "showroom" feel to it as do the fence. But I would love to see the hole car and not tilted.

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Apr 25, 2011 07:54 |  #6

The fence restrictions are a bit tough, I've been to that show, it's nuts! Maybe a wide-angle shot from the corner? Otherwise, to me, the colors look on par with what's expected with the erratic lighting of the show floor. I like!


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Apr 25, 2011 15:14 |  #7

Thanks or the comments guys and ya it was rediculous to try and get shots without people crowding around :P. The one thing I definitly need though is a wide angle lens. So hard to get good shots without one lol.


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Apr 25, 2011 16:44 |  #8

Top marks for your efforts in a camera unfriendly environment.


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Apr 26, 2011 14:09 |  #9

Thank you very much sir. Also I was wondering if you guys like the background black or if it would be better with poles and people in the background. I don't belive I have the original to post for you guys, let me see if I can dig it up.


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Apr 27, 2011 13:00 |  #10

I took a quick look through your shots of the auto show on your flickr page. Why did you pick this one to spend time PP'ing. I think you did a good job with the processing but that doesn't mean it's a good pic. With fence in the shot and the front missing it just isn't a great shot.
I like the black background without the people and poles.
Spend some time on one of the other shots in your album. One of the tightly cropped ones, like the mercedes.. there are definately some good ones in your photostream more deserving of your time in photoshop.
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