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Oct 24, 2011 12:33 |  #1

So the lady and I were driving to dinner, and the sun was setting. Being that I happened to have some of my gear with me (60D, 580EXII, lightstand) I decided to pull off the highway and get a couple shots.

From set up to tear down was about 20 minutes, and I was able to grab this shot. Unplanned, AND my first time using off camera flash. I just got my cheetah light stand in so I've been wanting to try it out. What do you guys think? C&C welcomed! :D

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Oct 24, 2011 12:40 |  #2

Why crop some of the car off? I'm not to keen on the halos around the car and the subject.


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Oct 24, 2011 12:40 |  #3

The fact that this was not planned is amazing!

Good work.

I think the lighting could have been better in some places(legs/face) but for impromptu very good.

Also, the car being cut kind of kills it.


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Oct 24, 2011 12:48 |  #4

I know, all I had was my 85mm 1.8 with me. There was only so much I could go back, and didn't have time to move the car. Not only that, the light stand was in the shot so I actually framed it this way to keep it out of the frame since it was in front of the car.

If I had more time I could have planned it much better. I thought the dead tree on the left added some character to the photo. A lot to fit in a frame on this lens.

I noticed the halos too. I pulled some of the colors back, so I think this is what caused it. Plus it was late when I edited it last night :P.

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Oct 24, 2011 12:57 |  #5

Love Dakar yellow! Just sold my Dakar M3/4/5!


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Oct 24, 2011 13:01 |  #6

Would've been a sick shot if you didn't cut the right side of the car off LOL.


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Oct 24, 2011 13:06 |  #7

I have to say that it was good try, interesting light and colour atmosphere. But something makes picture too artificial for me and I feel a little a bit uneasy... maybe the size of shoes...




  
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Oct 24, 2011 13:11 |  #8

dinanm3atl wrote in post #13298388 (external link)
Love Dakar yellow! Just sold my Dakar M3/4/5!

Such a rare breed right there! My friend just wrecked his M3/4/5. Such a nice car. I've had mine since 2006. Thinking about getting a nice 2006 M3 with the competition package....or maybe a Laguna Seca Blue.

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Would've been a sick shot if you didn't cut the right side of the car off LOL.

Yeah I know. We were running late to dinner as it was, and was only able to fire off about 15 shots lol. I didn't have time to reposition the light stand so this had to do lol. Definitely regret it now. Just chalk it up to shooting and learning lol

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I have to say that it was good try, interesting light and colour atmosphere. But something makes picture too artificial for me and I feel a little a bit uneasy... maybe the size of shoes...

Lol, yeah she just bought the shoes too....pretty wild but....it is Vegas :D


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Oct 24, 2011 17:53 |  #9

anytime you can get your girlfriend to cooperate with photos what you have is great, significant others are the crabbiest nastiest models, your photo looks great, I like the halo effect around the car




  
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Oct 24, 2011 20:53 |  #10

I think you did too much with the adjustment brush. It looks sloppy imo. Also cutting the car off sort of kills the shot T_T

If you upped the exposure a bit more, and cleaned it up with the brush, it might help




  
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Oct 25, 2011 00:56 |  #11

sad that the car was cut off.


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Oct 25, 2011 03:31 |  #12

I eould have placed your lady and the m3 more on the left under the tree, it would be perfect than


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Oct 25, 2011 06:10 |  #13

Sorry mate, but the halos absolutely destroy the shot for me. As does the overly bright light on the ground, uneven lighting on the girl and the fact that the M3 is cut off.

Maybe think about giving it a re-edit, using dodge/burning to neutralise the lighting on the girlie a bit, dull down the ground and kill off those halos. It may take longer to do it by hand than to do it via a program, but trust me, the end result of manual exposure blending is far more gratifying than the OTT HDR look.


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Oct 25, 2011 08:21 |  #14

tsong wrote in post #13300855 (external link)
I think you did too much with the adjustment brush. It looks sloppy imo. Also cutting the car off sort of kills the shot T_T

If you upped the exposure a bit more, and cleaned it up with the brush, it might help

Nothing was done with an adjustment brush. What I did was pull back some of the colors too much and possibly pulled back saturation too much...

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I eould have placed your lady and the m3 more on the left under the tree, it would be perfect than

I know. That's exactly what I wanted to do.....but with the limited time I had it was literally pop out of the car, throw everything up, shot about 15-20 frames, and rolled out. I might need to revisit :D

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Sorry mate, but the halos absolutely destroy the shot for me. As does the overly bright light on the ground, uneven lighting on the girl and the fact that the M3 is cut off.

Maybe think about giving it a re-edit, using dodge/burning to neutralise the lighting on the girlie a bit, dull down the ground and kill off those halos. It may take longer to do it by hand than to do it via a program, but trust me, the end result of manual exposure blending is far more gratifying than the OTT HDR look.

Good idea. I'm not good with dodging and burning, so I'm still learning. I'll definitely give that a try. Thanks! :D

I have another shot without the girl but with the whole car. I've yet to edit yet. So I'll be throwing that up soon.


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Oct 25, 2011 08:25 |  #15

Yah, not a big fan of the crop or the HDR look either. It looks overcooked quite a bit here.


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