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"Winter" shoot - BMW 135i

 
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Jan 20, 2012 22:03 |  #1

Finally got around to take some pictures of my new (to me) 135i.
The shots are all very similar to each other, but I stuck around through sunset to play with different color combinations and enjoy the scenery.

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- 1x front to illuminate intercooler and grill
- 2x side to light rims & paint

Please let me know which shot you guys like best and any other comment & critique!

1.

IMAGE: http://www.ironcreek.net/photos/_s/1024/Vehicles/2012-01-20%20BMW%20135i/IMG_0083.JPG

2.
IMAGE: http://www.ironcreek.net/photos/_s/1024/Vehicles/2012-01-20%20BMW%20135i/IMG_0122.JPG

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IMAGE: http://www.ironcreek.net/photos/_s/1024/Vehicles/2012-01-20%20BMW%20135i/IMG_0138.JPG

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IMAGE: http://www.ironcreek.net/photos/_s/1024/Vehicles/2012-01-20%20BMW%20135i/IMG_0149.JPG

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IMAGE: http://www.ironcreek.net/photos/_s/1024/Vehicles/2012-01-20%20BMW%20135i/IMG_0157.JPG

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IMAGE: http://www.ironcreek.net/photos/_s/1024/Vehicles/2012-01-20%20BMW%20135i/IMG_0171.JPG

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IMAGE: http://www.ironcreek.net/photos/_s/1024/Vehicles/2012-01-20%20BMW%20135i/IMG_0183.JPG

8. (not in love with this shot; just kept it for the different angle)
IMAGE: http://www.ironcreek.net/photos/_s/1024/Vehicles/2012-01-20%20BMW%20135i/IMG_0192.JPG



  
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Jan 20, 2012 23:43 |  #2

was expecting snow lol nice photos


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Jan 20, 2012 23:46 |  #3

#4 works really well.


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Jan 20, 2012 23:49 |  #4

Nice. #3 works for me.


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Jan 21, 2012 00:46 |  #5

I like 4, and you could've used more power on the strobes. Also, I assume these are taken at Point Loma near Harbor Island? Haha, I just went fishing there last week, and looks like it since NASNI's in the background




  
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Jan 21, 2012 00:51 |  #6
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I LOOVE 3,5 and 7 but the best would be 5! Not too dark and not too bright, just when the city light start to light up... 7 is a bit too much of the “city light” already IMO. So I’d go with 5!


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Jan 21, 2012 01:26 |  #7

#4 is epic!!


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Jan 21, 2012 09:48 |  #8

The highlights in these are all excellent! Nice work!

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If I had to pick one it would be #5 because the background stays in the background & you could crop some of the top, right & left side off & have a great wallhanger. Keep it up!


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Jan 21, 2012 12:47 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #9

They are all a bit flat to me. BUT I love love love San Diego and 135s so I can't stop staring at these pics.


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Jan 21, 2012 23:11 |  #10

tsong wrote in post #13741596 (external link)
you could've used more power on the strobes.

You sure about this?
I actually dialed down the strobes quite a bit after my initial tests. On a dark car like this, there's really no way to light the car using strobes. You can't light a dark car, you light the reflections. The strobes were only used to accent things like the kidney grills, intercooler, wheels, etc.

I meant for the strobes to be "invisible" to the untrained eye, really. Cranking them up would only have made the ground brighter...

I assume these are taken at Point Loma near Harbor Island? Haha, I just went fishing there last week, and looks like it since NASNI's in the background

Yupp! Shelter Island to be exact. #6 has NASNI and the Coronado Bridge in the background.




  
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Jan 22, 2012 19:45 |  #11

Maybe increasing the ambient would have helped lighten the whole image, it is indeed very hard to shoot a dark car with or with out strobes so I'm not going to be a ton of help here, but one way or another I think the car needs more light.


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Jan 22, 2012 20:15 |  #12

nice car, but nothing winter about these shots haha


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Jan 22, 2012 20:24 |  #13

Kentaro wrote in post #13741362 (external link)
was expecting snow lol nice photos

Snow in Sd would not be good:lol:




  
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Jan 23, 2012 09:33 |  #14

Nice location! I'm gonna have to go down here for my next car shoot now. Great pics, too.


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Dec 28, 2012 21:03 |  #15

I see more scenery than car to be honest. If you shot in RAW you could really pull some light up on the car and keep the nice background the way it is. If the car isn't taking up the majority of the frame then I'm questioning whether your photo shoot is of the car or a scene with a nice car in it. For the record I do not think they are bad pictures by no means. Just my CC opinion.


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