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What's wrong with one of my personal favorite photos?

 
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Mar 29, 2016 21:27 |  #16

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What each of us finds attractive varies with each of us. Matters of taste.

I don't see anything technically wrong with the photo. I don't care for it either. I wouldn't be so anxious about people not liking it either!


I'm always looking for better composition or post process technique.


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Mar 29, 2016 21:33 |  #17

I like what you did with it, but could also understand someone else measurebating it to death. ; )


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Mar 29, 2016 21:43 |  #18

To me it's that the subject (the car) isn't where my eye goes when I scan the photo. The brighter light to the right and behind the car attracts more attention.

I'd make that more of a background by selectively reducing the brightness which would, I think, draw more attention to the car.

I don't, personally, mind the shadows on the car as they add texture and depth. The bright lights are what grab my attention.... Squirrel! :P


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Mar 30, 2016 00:55 |  #19

Here is a re-edit. I think it has a bit more focus on the car. I repositioned it slightly as well as a bunch of other adjustments. My first thoughts are that it looks more "real". Even seeing the thumbnail it was already much easier for the eyes to look at. My original picture seems way too flashy, bright, saturated... probably a common mistake of a noob like me: to mistake loud and colorful for interesting. CC welcome!

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Mar 30, 2016 01:12 |  #20

Looks good; definitely like the edit better. Balances out with the b/g a bit more now.


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Mar 30, 2016 03:10 |  #21

I like the second version you posted better. It is, to me, and interesting shot. Everyone has their own tastes, and as long as you like it then it's fine. I guess if I were doing my photography as a business I'd be worried about what others think, but I do it for my own pleasure so it doesn't matter much to me what other people think of my 'work'.


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Mar 30, 2016 09:08 |  #22

JMG703 wrote in post #17954263 (external link)
Here is a re-edit. I think it has a bit more focus on the car.

I like it. :)

That's such a great paint job and you don't want to distract from it.

Nicely done!


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Mar 31, 2016 11:21 as a reply to  @ post 17953900 |  #23

Is this long exposure or multiple exposure? If is is one long exposure, you might not have a lot of options. But if this is multi exposure, you might have been able to light paint the car and then just add it to other long exposure shots?
I have seen people use a light bar to consistently light a car/object and then just layer in some of the background to hide the light source. All from the same perspective so it is not a composite of something that was not there. But compositing might help with the inconsistent lighting issues on the car.


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Mar 31, 2016 13:04 |  #24

sirquack wrote in post #17955868 (external link)
Is this long exposure or multiple exposure? If is is one long exposure, you might not have a lot of options. But if this is multi exposure, you might have been able to light paint the car and then just add it to other long exposure shots?
I have seen people use a light bar to consistently light a car/object and then just layer in some of the background to hide the light source. All from the same perspective so it is not a composite of something that was not there. But compositing might help with the inconsistent lighting issues on the car.


This is one long exposure.
I've never light painted before, and I have no idea how. Any good write-ups or youtube vidoes?


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Mar 31, 2016 17:00 |  #25

If you like it, its all good


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