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Sep 20, 2008 23:23 |  #1

That is the question. Here are two shots from last night of my Vibe, an old abandoned farm house and some stars doing the dance of the planet. Which of the two is better, worse or are they both recycle bin material. Go ahead and hit me with your best/worse shot. I need all the help I can get.

First image: ISO 200, TV 400 sec., AV 8.0, Lens 24-70 @ 24mm, Light-painted with a small hand flashlight

Second image ISO 200, TV 495 sec., AV 8.0, Lens 24-70 @ 24mm, straight moonlight


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Sep 20, 2008 23:28 |  #2

#1 looks more natural though it's a little orange. car in #2 put in #1.

Love the location thought


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Sep 20, 2008 23:29 |  #3

2nd shot - straight moonlight for me.

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Sep 20, 2008 23:39 |  #4

PoSaiDoN wrote in post #6349216 (external link)
#1 looks more natural though it's a little orange. car in #2 put in #1.

Love the location thought

Thanks for the thoughts. Creepy location. When you are out in the quiet of 3 a.m. and a house like that settles or furry things go bump inside, it kind of makes the hairs on your arm stand out.




  
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Sep 21, 2008 05:40 |  #5
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Did you use CTO gel in the first one or something ? Doesn't work out for in this picture, probaly because it's a white car.

I would have set the power on the flash a bit higher so the car _really_ pops out. I also would have changed your composition so the car is not connected with the house anymore, if you know what I mean.

Sky is great, now the car has to be ;).




  
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Sep 21, 2008 05:58 |  #6

mcdronkz wrote in post #6350246 (external link)
Did you use CTO gel in the first one or something ? Doesn't work out for in this picture, probaly because it's a white car.

I would have set the power on the flash a bit higher so the car _really_ pops out. I also would have changed your composition so the car is not connected with the house anymore, if you know what I mean.

Sky is great, now the car has to be ;).

No gels, no filters and no flash was used in the first image. I do not even own a flash. The car was hand *painted* with a little AAA battery flash light that they have on the counter at the hardware store hoping some schmuck will impulse buy it as they pay their bill. I am that schmuck. Just stood off to the side and waved the flashlight over the car for part of the 6+ minute exposure.

Thanks for the thoughts of disconnecting the car from the house.




  
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Sep 21, 2008 06:07 |  #7
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bowtie wrote in post #6350281 (external link)
=bowtie`;6350281]No gels, no filters and no flash was used in the first image. I do not even own a flash. The car was hand *painted* with a little AAA battery flash light that they have on the counter at the hardware store hoping some schmuck will impulse buy it as they pay their bill. I am that schmuck. Just stood off to the side and waved the flashlight over the car for part of the 6+ minute exposure.

Thanks for the thoughts of disconnecting the car from the house.

Ahh, flash light. It's not my native language and I thought you were talking about a little flash. But I googled it, and that makes it clear.

But okay, a flash light usually have a warmer color temperature than a flash gun so that's the reason why it looks a little yellow. Nothing wrong with that, on many pictures it will work well but on a white car it looks a bit strange I think.

With a flash gun and a softbox you can make this picture look awesome as hell, the grass and hedge look really smooth and the car fits that. You can place the car alongside the hedge so you will see the front and side of it, that would make a great picture.




  
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Sep 21, 2008 09:20 |  #8

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Sep 21, 2008 09:46 |  #9
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What I mean is something like this.

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Sep 21, 2008 19:22 |  #10

What I mean is something like this.

You've got it going out of the shot, instead into it. Personally, I hate that type of crop without a good reason for it. What's yours?

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PhotosGuy wrote in post #6353792 (external link)
You've got it going out of the shot, instead into it. Personally, I hate that type of crop without a good reason for it. What's yours?

The point of view has to be changed too you know. It's kinda hard to say for me but I'm sure that the angle/composition will work quite well when I take a picture like this. The car has to be your subject, the house is just part of the backdrop and it's possible to lay the attention on the car.




  
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Sep 22, 2008 10:24 |  #12

The point of view has to be changed too you know. It's kinda hard to say for me but I'm sure that the angle/composition will work quite well when I take a picture like this. The car has to be your subject, the house is just part of the backdrop and it's possible to lay the attention on the car.

Did you look at my link in post 8? The POV was changed.
If you did, then what you said referring to my link isn't making sense to me as you seem to think I disagree with you?


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