View Full Version : Re-worked rig shot
05-31-2008, 02:41 PM
I spent some time re-woring on of my old rig shots. I'd like to here what you think about it....
05-31-2008, 06:15 PM
In a "high speed pan" shot like that, the sky would be somewhat blurred, even though it's at a great distance. You might add a smidgen of motion blur filter to it and see how you like the results.
Excellent shot of the car, of course.
05-31-2008, 08:49 PM
Bruce, thanks for the comment. I did add a Motion blur of 8 to the sky. Any thing more looked "off".
06-01-2008, 12:42 AM
I quite like the sky as is. One of the things I would look at doing is 'darkening the image a little, as the image looks a little overexposed / light to my eyes - noticable in the colouration of the front tyre.
I'd also try adding a bit of a colour 'mood' into the sky, but the image itself is very well captured as is.
06-01-2008, 07:44 AM
Mark, thanks for the comments. I do have a version were I added a blue grandaunt to the sky to try and balance the colors reflected off of the car some. I just did not like it as much as the untouched sky.
About it being to light, is your monitor calibrated? Exposure looks really good on my monitor.
06-01-2008, 07:38 PM
Looks good to me. I like the car against that great sky. It really makes it stand out.
06-09-2008, 01:43 PM
I love it, Keith.
I really don't think you should blur the sky. Since it is at long distance, there's no reason to do so, in my opinion.
To my taste, the photo looks spectacular, I would not change or add anything.
Great job !
06-09-2008, 01:55 PM
dont change a thing, great capture
06-09-2008, 01:59 PM
Thanks for the feedback Steffie, Jose, and James. I think I will leave it just as is.
06-10-2008, 11:09 PM
Looks good! Nice sky. The picture is a little grey looking overall, maybe a fraction more contrast could work.
I'd be interested to hear more about the rig, was it attached to the car? It must be very low!
06-11-2008, 02:37 AM
Neil, I'll show you the unedited version.
06-13-2008, 08:54 AM
I think the shot is technically very good, and the car stands out well from its background. However, as a picture I think the colour palette is a bit restricted in the blue/white/grey range. The orange in the light and the red in the brake adds something but I'd look to insert some red or yellow - maybe in the sky! Just a thought.
06-13-2008, 05:53 PM
I think this photo is making me want to take car photos now. I will try them soon looks so good when you get them right like you do.
06-14-2008, 12:01 AM
Tony, I like the semi mono tone feel of the image. I think it helps give it an omnivorous/moody feel to it. If I was to drop in more of a sunset type of sky, the lighting color and quality of the rest of the image would not fig every well. I would need to make those new colors reflect off of the car as well.
BMX, Thank you. Shooting cars is a lot of fun. There is a log going on to get car photos "right", but when you do, they look really good.
06-22-2008, 08:24 PM
Thanks for posting this original, it's a great tool for learning. I didn't realize how obtrusive the camera mount was in the original picture. It takes a lot of editing to cut that out cleanly and add the sky. With this in mind it makes the edit above look all the more impressive.
06-23-2008, 01:57 PM
Thanks Neil. It is a bit of work to remove teh rig. I've designed a new one that should work better and require less post work.
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