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Registered: August 2008
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Here's another car shot that used the same workflow I described in my Humber Super Snipe shot.
Basically HDR tonemapped cars on a normal background, minor cloning to get rid of a couple of distractions and some post-work to clean things up.
Probably about one hour from start to finish for this one.
· Date: Thu March 31, 2011 · Views: 3961 · Tags: 1 · Filesize: 148.5kb, 538.2kb · Dimensions: 1000 x 667 ·
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Keywords: FJ Holden Ute Green HDR
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Registered: October 2010
Posts: 1,513
Thu March 31, 2011 5:39pm

Nice one Honez.That colour just sets it up spot on and the other vehicle just compliments it

Registered: May 2010
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Thu March 31, 2011 11:29pm

I agree! I like the other vehicle in the background. It really works in this one.

Registered: February 2008
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Fri April 1, 2011 12:46am

As I'm a vivid colour freak...I'm always gonna love these car shots. The clean/heavy metalic retro vibe of these old motors definitely has a 'time-capsule' nostalgic feel to them.

I'm not sure if the grass (being green also) background is the best backdrop for this specific shot....still ya get what's there of course, unless you want to drop something else in.

I would remove those small sun-spots on the hood and left side fender if it was my image.

Lime green, kinda makes me feel sorta Mexican zesty...
Now where's the Tortillia chips & Corona? Oh, I just remembered, I don't drink alchohol any more Smile

Registered: May 2010
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Fri April 1, 2011 7:16am

One word, "AMAZING".

Registered: August 2008
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Sat April 2, 2011 3:10pm

Thanks for your comments.
I'm quite pleased with how this one ended up.
I'll clone out those spots you mentioned Kev, as I can't not see them now.
The bloke reflected in the side curve of the bonnet is very annoying too, but that's way beyond my 'shopping skills to get him out of there seamlessly.
I do like this car; I've seen it around and about at a couple of rallies and have a few photos of it, and every time I see it it just draws me in and cries out for another. So, no doubt, you'll see another photo of it at some stage.

Registered: February 2008
Posts: 2,722
Mon April 4, 2011 5:09am

I don't think that side-curve bonnet reflection is much of a negative thing...simply coz it's not really distinguishable and my eye doesn't naturally gravitate towards it. In fact, I hadn't paid any attention to it...until you said something. So, it's obviously less of a visual skew than YOU might imagine. IF you just get rid of those few white spots at the back of it...and clone down a couple of lines...I think it will be just fine.

Registered: August 2012
Posts: 12
Sun August 12, 2012 2:55pm Rating: 9.00 

Love the car, love the photo. This HDR seems like a really cool way to go. If I can make a couple of suggestions. The tree at back of the car is seen right through the back window and seems to be coming out of the roof of the car (I don't know if it can be worked out as I don't have the software or expertise). The other car also looks good but it keeps my main view from focusing solely on the main object in the photo. Again love the car and great photo.

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