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'83 Camaro Z28 Pro Street 502 Part #1

 
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Aug 27, 2009 08:51 |  #1

A few weeks ago, I took some safety shots of Jim's Camaro, just in case some texting dufus runs over it before the beauty shoot.

I'm using two threads on it so I can get all the shots in within the limit. The final shots will be in a thread "UBNXOUS Beast! part #2" as soon as he decides what he wants.

Jim's Pro Street Camaro Z28 is the second car I've shot for him. The other is this sweet AMX.
Some shots of Jim's '68 AMX

The motor is a fuel injected 502cid that puts out 600bhp. It has a full-race cam, a 3-speed auto transmission with trans brake & wheel lock. In it's present trim it does 10.7 sec. at 130 mph.


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8. And here's one of the shots we took last Tuesday. We left the window down to show off part of the full roll cage.

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Aug 27, 2009 11:29 |  #2

# 3 is very sexy and the last one looks very nice with subtle reflections.


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Aug 27, 2009 19:53 |  #3

Thanks, Matt. It looks even better with two of the headlights on. I'll post it in the "Part 2" thread in about a week when we've finalized the layout.

subtle reflections.

I waited a few weeks for the right sky to go with it.


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Aug 27, 2009 21:24 |  #4

What's your process on the last one to make the car pop like that?


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Aug 28, 2009 08:30 |  #5

It's mostly picking a good day & waiting until the light on it looks the best. If you check the EXIF, you'll see what time I shot it for this image.
I added a touch of levels, 0 0.94 255 & put it on a darker conversion of the background, too.
Ignore the top Levels layer. It's just a placeholder for when I make the final adjustments to the print. See "another set with the overall levels at 0 1.13 255", below.

Here it is right out of the RAW converter with no changes. I'm thinking now that it's just a bit too dark after processing, but the 4X6" proof print looks pretty good. I'm making another set with the overall levels at 0 1.13 255 to see how that works. Then I'll make a full size 12X18" print to check for any details that I might have missed.


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So, don't you think the results are a lot better than trying to save an image with HDR? I think picking the right time to shoot & making a few minor changes on your own will give much better results.
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Aug 28, 2009 10:00 |  #6

Very cool, thanks for that little tid bit of info, I'll have to try that sometime.


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Aug 28, 2009 19:10 |  #7

Glad to help.


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Aug 29, 2009 00:29 |  #8

i'd ditch #7 since you have #6 on top of it... showing more of the dash seems more appealing to me


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Aug 29, 2009 09:19 |  #9

i'd ditch #7 since you have #6 on top of it... showing more of the dash seems more appealing to me

You're right, but if you don't shoot a different view, you can't use a different view if you need it.
I had space for a 8th shot, so I used it.


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Aug 29, 2009 19:51 |  #10

Very nice car, especially inside. I'm more impressed by a nice interior in something like this than the horsepower since power just costs money, but planning out a nice interior takes a lot of thinking plus money. Good job capturing all the info as to what he built.


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Aug 30, 2009 10:55 |  #11

but planning out a nice interior takes a lot of thinking plus money.

The guy that owned it before Jim was hard core & at the strip every week, so he had a lot of time to get it right. ;)


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Nov 01, 2009 00:25 |  #12

He's got some pricey parts on that engine.

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Nov 01, 2009 08:27 |  #13

True, Jon! These guys will all spend $300 for a set of lifters, but they want free or $10 prints! :D


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Nov 01, 2009 08:38 |  #14

look at that hood! #8 looks great!


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Nov 01, 2009 08:59 |  #15

I miss my camaro :(




  
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