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Cover shot of the '69 Plymouth Road Runner 440

 
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May 24, 2007 22:02 |  #1

I decided to make a book of some of the 300+ cars I've shot over the last 3 years. When I saw this one, I knew that it had to be the cover shot.
What do you thinK?

The series I assembled it from is here: A "GREAT car": '69 Plymouth Road Runner 440

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May 24, 2007 23:45 |  #2

nah, i don't like it floating... if it had the road under the wheels (like you cropped the front with a rectangular piece of road - going to the outside borders) and blurred or blended the road into the body, i think that would look better...


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May 25, 2007 21:31 |  #3

nah, i don't like it floating...

It probably could use a bit more shadow under it.

if it had the road under the wheels (like you cropped the front with a rectangular piece of road - going to the outside borders) and blurred or blended the road into the body, i think that would look better...

Different strokes, Rad! ;)


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May 26, 2007 09:11 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #4

its beautiful. its perfect Frank

but then ........
'I know nuthin'

(different strokes, am not a bloke)
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love the detroit IRON . perfect colouring
lovely design and lay out
gorgeous sleeky sharp sheen to the picture

Congratulations
just wonderful that you are doing a book like it
all those guys whose cars you took the great pictures of will be in the Q as quick as a flash

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(along with all the future guys who are interested)


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May 26, 2007 12:11 |  #5

That (c) line looks really odd right there, and I'm not quite digging how you always cut out cars and put them on another background, it looks unprofessional to me.

No offense, and I hope I didn't set you up :( But you should try and make some different layouts.




  
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May 26, 2007 19:33 |  #6

Thanks, Marie.

just wonderful that you are doing a book like it

Yes. Right now, cataloging the shots is a PITA? :D

That (c) line looks really odd right there,

It's in an area that will make it hard to remove, & won't be there at all in the book.

...and I'm not quite digging how you always cut out cars and put them on another background,

Different strokes, as Marie said? Jon will tell you that I broke a few rules here. My book, so my rules. If we never break them, then nothing will ever change? ;)

it looks unprofessional to me.

That reminds me of the guy who asked if having a meter would make him look more "profeshional? :D I did just fine shooting for 35 years, thanks, & I hope you do as well.


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May 27, 2007 10:54 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #7

Yes. Right now, cataloging the shots is a PITA?


for sure it will be a lot of work getting the shots and information sorted Frank
Good Luck with it


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I'll be ordering one when all is done

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May 28, 2007 10:24 |  #8

trouble trouble toil and trouble

"Fire burn, and cauldron bubble"! Yeah, a lot of that going around here! :D

Progress is being made, though. I still need to fill in the holes...
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May 29, 2007 19:09 |  #9

PhotosGuy wrote in post #3279722 (external link)
"Fire burn, and cauldron bubble"! Yeah, a lot of that going around here! :D

Progress is being made, though. I still need to fill in the holes...
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looks really good

it'll be terrific when completed Frank


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May 29, 2007 21:48 |  #10

Great Idea Frank. I am doing a simiular thing for the year for my family as Chrismas Presents. Not expensive (not cheap) but meaningful. I am not all that keen on the cover it looks a little busy. But as you say different strokes. The hood scoope in the background is bothering me. I am not sure why but I thought I would say so since you asked.


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May 30, 2007 12:50 |  #11

The hood scoope in the background is bothering me.

Jon didn't like it, either. My technical reply was "Tough rocks!"?
We may try to reshoot it just to bring out the ghost flames, but it will go into the same layout.
Good luck with your book!


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Jun 03, 2007 17:45 |  #12

Just curious, what software are you using for your book layout?

BTW, nice pics! (Love the Z28 layout)


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Jun 03, 2007 18:09 |  #13

I just sat here and looked at that shot and then read everything and then looked at that shot again for about 5 minutes, I must really miss alot of things that others see because it looks great to me, or maybe I just like the idea of the layout or what ever, not sure what it is but I like it (dont like the placement of the copyright but I understand why it is there)...great work. Think the book will look great when full also, we will see when it is done I guess.




  
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Jun 03, 2007 18:33 |  #14

Blurb is the software. Same as POTN is using for our book.
At Jon's suggestion, I'm upsizing the book to 13" X 11" now.

(Love the Z28 layout)

Most of the layouts are full page pics with the text added in PS 'cause I'm not that happy with the loss of space using their text+pic options. I didn't try that with my other book, & not sure how that will work out.


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Jun 13, 2007 10:40 |  #15

I think I've reached a final layout. Considering that I just changed it (again) a few minutes ago, that statement may only be operable for the next few hours! :D

Final Layout:

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