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Registered: August 2008
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This photo is my entry in an Australian photo comp to win an Olympus PEN E-PL1 camera, and I NEED VOTES!

Please go to http://testdrive.olympusimaging.com.au
and look for my Hot rod photo on Page 63.

Give me 5 stars and please leave a comment (more comments means I'm in with a chance of the people's choice award, so please, please, please leave one.) :-)

Oh, and any comments and feedback here would be good too. Many thanks.
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Registered: August 2009
Posts: 294
Wed February 17, 2010 3:49am Rating: 9.00 

Cool Blue, H!! Another good shot

Registered: August 2008
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Wed February 17, 2010 4:26am

JUst some info on the composition for this in case anyone's interested...
I cropped the photo dimensions to be the "golden ratio" (I had to google it to get the exact ratio) and I used the "diagonal method" to place the headlights at what's supposedly the best focal points of the image. One is centred on the 45 degree diagonal from the top right hand side and the other is centred on the 45 degree diagonal from the lower left.
It left things a little more tightly cropped than I'd normally do if I was to adjust things by eye but I think it looks pretty good following those formulae.

Registered: February 2008
Posts: 2,722
Wed February 17, 2010 8:36am

"Give me 5 stars and please, puh-leeese, please leave me a comment."

I don't think I've ever seen a Welshman BEG before...until now Smile Smile Smile

This shot is definitely one of your very best. I love that cold blue metalic colour tone. The angle on the rod is great too, plus I like the background vehicle...it's tastefully done. The quality of the glass elements is really good as well...and adds a nice feel.

Two critique comments - I think you've cropped the front wheel a bit too tight to the left edge of the frame...just a little bit of space/room I believe would be better and allow the pic to not seem cramped there.

Also, I would (if it were MY pic) zoom into 100% and remove those 'white' specs n marks from the foreground tire - just to make it absolutely perfect. On a pic like this it doesn't hurt to really crank up the visual-perfection mode, coz in reality it is a rod still-life.

I will leave a comment, so get off your knees boyo! Smile

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 708
Wed February 17, 2010 9:07am

LOL Thanks Kev. I agree with your comment about the crop on the wheel but I really wanted the 45 degree things AND the golden ratio with this one and that was as much room as I could give it to get things spot on.

Ironically, from an image quailty and clarity perspective, this shot was with my old 450D not my new 7D. I'd really love to give stuff like this a shot with a full frame and L series wide angle. Oh, but to dream...

Registered: February 2008
Posts: 2,722
Wed February 17, 2010 11:29am

To be honest...you won't notice any difference in FF...unless you make prints bigger than say about 14 x 11, or so...and/or are cropping an original image so much that noise will become an issue when re-sized. For regular prints or web pics there isn't really any benefits.

Registered: February 2010
Posts: 452
Wed February 17, 2010 1:51pm Rating: 10.00 

After kev's comprehensive comments I can't add anything. This is a gread shot and I think you have really huge chance to win. Wish you success!

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