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Oct 22, 2013 18:50 |  #1

I think this is my favorite shot so far, what are your thoughts?

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Oct 22, 2013 19:07 |  #2

Nice shot. I would mask off the road with a brush and add some clarity. Myabe tone down exposure a little too. Here, I did a 5 minute edit, (not saying mine is any better, just my take at it):

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Oct 22, 2013 19:27 |  #3

/\ I like the added clarity!

there is too much foreground showing. I would have liked to see it shot from several feet higher, kind of looking down at the car and showing more of the gorgeous mountains you have back there. Also, I don't think the tree to the left helps the image much, if at all.


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Oct 22, 2013 19:50 |  #4

it would be cool to have some skid marks coming from the bottom center of the shot leading up to the car, i think that would make the foreground more interesting.

or crop the bottom so the car isnt dead center.


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Oct 22, 2013 20:11 as a reply to  @ telephoto500's post |  #5

The background is epic. As stated before, I don't think the tree really adds anything to it. I really wish the car was positioned differently. It's a little awkward to me. Do you have a chance to shoot at this location again?


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Oct 22, 2013 21:08 |  #6

I'd like to see the car with more of a forward stance (and lose the air (freshener)

Nice car btw




  
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Oct 22, 2013 22:36 |  #7

Love the photo! My take, with less foreground and more emphasis on those majestic mountains:


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Oct 22, 2013 22:48 |  #8

Agree, less tree, less pavement, and maybe a touch more contrast on the background if you can.




  
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Oct 23, 2013 00:31 |  #9

Well thanks everyone for the words so far. Overall I agree, and yes that tree is quite annoying. I still need to focus on the composition of the entire picture instead of the subject, another thing is I usually just take one or two variations of what I'm shooting which is a bad habit I'm sure. In the fist edit I am surprised with the clarity, I usually only slightly raise that when processing but I may have to tweak it more; more often.

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The background is epic. As stated before, I don't think the tree really adds anything to it. I really wish the car was positioned differently. It's a little awkward to me. Do you have a chance to shoot at this location again?

Hm, I really took a liking to the pose..retracting to what I stated though in accordance with your wish I do need to get in the habit of taking multiple shots instead of one or two at different heights angles ect..I'm still learning I suppose. I will be up there again soon I'm sure. It's a great drive and reasonably close. Next time there may be some snow atop the peaks. .hopefully. If not the time after that. :D

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I'd like to see the car with more of a forward stance (and lose the air (freshener)

Nice car btw

Oh I know it, I asked my buddy to remove it but he insisted it be there? Lol. It's easily cloned out though. But yeah thank you these cars are a dieing breed. Glad I am also in possession of one. Really fun to drive.


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