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May 06, 2015 19:48 as a reply to  @ post 17546209 |  #2956

Best I have seen in a while. Good job.


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May 07, 2015 10:25 |  #2957

BallerStatus wrote in post #17546354 (external link)
These are excellent man! Great work!

Thank you!! :)

Tony_Stark wrote in post #17546525 (external link)
Great work on these comps! I feel though the background does not match the car...find it hard to believe a race car would be in a marsh area. Just a personal feeling.

Thanks! :)
And thank you for your input!
You have absolutely right, it does not match the car at all. And that was also the point behind this.
A race car seen on the racetrack or similar environments has already been done several of times. It's nothing wrong with it, but I wanted to do something odd that stod out from the crowd.
I wanted people to react when looking at the pictures and thinking: Why? and: How?


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May 07, 2015 11:46 |  #2958

Tony_Stark wrote in post #17546525 (external link)
Great work on these comps! I feel though the background does not match the car...find it hard to believe a race car would be in a marsh area. Just a personal feeling.

Still not quite there. Shadow should be more feathered in the back and the front bit of the shadow is too far in front of the wheel. There should be no shadow there. Just another note, with the sun being so low on the horizon, no way the sky would be that blue, I would work the color balance to warm up the sky, or find a sky more akin to sunset.

Thanks, Yeah I noticed that about the sky (actually my wife did lol) and already started working on that lol. And a friend pointed out the front shadow which is being worked on. I'll feather the shadow out at the rear. What about some side mirror shadows? Every time I think I'm done, I find something else that isn't realistic lol. Still my first go at this lol. Once this one is done, I will know what to do on the next one. Thanks for the input, it helps a lot!


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May 07, 2015 16:35 as a reply to  @ BLOOMHOWER's post |  #2959

That's a really good start for your first time. Shadows are the hardest part for me...


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May 07, 2015 17:04 |  #2960

BallerStatus wrote in post #17547609 (external link)
That's a really good start for your first time. Shadows are the hardest part for me...

Thanks.

Alright here is another go at it with some changes.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/sx7b​fi  (external link) Highlighter Lambo After 5 (external link) by michaelrorlando (external link), on Flickr

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May 07, 2015 17:36 |  #2961

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Thanks.

Alright here is another go at it with some changes.

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WAY better! I would angle the mirror shadows a bit lower. Should be a straight line from light source through the mirror, not parallel to the bodywork. Fantastic job for a first time composite.

I would rework the blur on the back left grass area. It seems to be going wrong angle direction. The little fence should be blurred a little as well.


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May 07, 2015 17:52 |  #2962

Tony_Stark wrote in post #17547658 (external link)
WAY better! I would angle the mirror shadows a bit lower. Should be a straight line from light source through the mirror, not parallel to the bodywork. Fantastic job for a first time composite.

I would rework the blur on the back left grass area. It seems to be going wrong angle direction. The little fence should be blurred a little as well.

Thanks, I'll work on that.


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May 07, 2015 23:03 |  #2963

How is this Tony?

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I think I'm just about done and did as much as I could.

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May 08, 2015 07:20 |  #2964

BLOOMHOWER wrote in post #17547941 (external link)
How is this Tony?

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I think I'm just about done and did as much as I could.

Don't give up just yet!:-) While I think your concept is a good one and you've done a lot to improve
it, you've overlooked the sun rays coming out and down from the clouds and there is a hot spot above
the right rear quarter on the car suggesting the light is coming from from far above, not in the lower distance.
I think you're going to have to replace the sky to match your concept or recreate your scene using the existing light from above.

I don't think most people would even notice at first and would think it is a great scene you've created, just those of us
used to looking for these kind of details would notice and say, yep, Photoshopped! ;-)a


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May 08, 2015 08:03 |  #2965

-Douglas- wrote in post #17548195 (external link)
Don't give up just yet!:-) While I think your concept is a good one and you've done a lot to improve
it, you've overlooked the sun rays coming out and down from the clouds and there is a hot spot above
the right rear quarter on the car suggesting the light is coming from from far above, not in the lower distance.
I think you're going to have to replace the sky to match your concept or recreate your scene using the existing light from above.

I don't think most people would even notice at first and would think it is a great scene you've created, just those of us
used to looking for these kind of details would notice and say, yep, Photoshopped! ;-)a

Ah thanks, that helps. Yeah I know the hot spot on top of the car throws it off a little. And it's blown out. It was shot during the day at a car meet. I shot the car a long time ago and just wanted to use it to practice on since it had almost no reflections on the body. And it was shot at 2.8 so I already know the front of the car is too soft. Didn't notice the light rays on the background. I was just looking for a highway picture that had a similar angle as the car image. I found other backgrounds that I want to start practicing with.


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May 08, 2015 13:48 as a reply to  @ BLOOMHOWER's post |  #2966

I think there is something else I'm noticing on my computer is I can see a difference in the darkness of the shadow and the rear tire. The tire needs more contrast to match the shadow more, that is if you're still messing with it. I do think it's a great job though, I doubt I could manage what you have accomplished.


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May 08, 2015 22:51 |  #2967

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I think there is something else I'm noticing on my computer is I can see a difference in the darkness of the shadow and the rear tire. The tire needs more contrast to match the shadow more, that is if you're still messing with it. I do think it's a great job though, I doubt I could manage what you have accomplished.

Ha yeah I just did that earlier, I saw it on another monitor and notices the tires needed to be darker. It's hard to notice on my mac's screen but I could see it on a PC and my TV. I just finished that part and now trying to reduce the highlight on the top rear of the car. Haha thanks, this has taken quite a bit of time.

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May 09, 2015 10:49 |  #2968

What do you guys think of this? What can i change and whats working?

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May 10, 2015 16:55 |  #2969

Did a rig shot of a 350Z last night. Really digging this car after shooting it.

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May 10, 2015 22:47 |  #2970

In the Nissan 3.7l engine theme of Eric V's post above mine, here is a before and after of my 2009 Infiniti G37x Coupe, taken at Steamboat Lake State Park, Colorado. Mostly, the edits involved warming up the white balance and increasing saturation, though I also ran it through Nik/Google's HDR Efex to get a better reflection. Oh, and keep in mind that the original was a RAW photo, so is pretty bland looking without editing.

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