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I was helping out a guy who takes photos of cars for a living the other day! And got the chance to take a few myself. This is a picture of a one of a kind MG in this country.

I have used photoshop to really bring down the colour in the sky to make it more moody and then added a touch of brightness and vibrance to the car. I added a slight bit of contrast to the wall and surrounding floor.

Love to know what you think

Andy

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 May 2012 - 8:58 AM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:One of a kind MG
Username:AndyD999 AndyD999
Uploaded:23 May 2012 - 10:42 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, General, Humour / fun, Transport
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Montana5
Montana5  457 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 1:42 AM

Like it, works well with the wall.

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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 31125 forum posts United Kingdom192 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 11:25 AM

Nice idea, well shot. Not sure you need to make the sky "moody", but I think it's a standard 'car mag' shot. My little gripe is the door behind the car attracts my attention. If you could move a little to the left, you would lose the door and have uniform wall, with no distractions from the car itself.
Maybe you could have moved round to light the side nearer the camera, and make more of the paint colour, but it may not have been possible due to the surroundings.

Nick

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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 31125 forum posts United Kingdom192 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

I might have taken the dangly thing from the mirror and the tax disc off too.

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puertouk
puertouk  21012 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

I would say the older MG's are more of a British icon, rather than the more modern day cars. I'm afraid the more modern MG models were unreliable, poor build quality and the soft-tops should not have bothered putting the soft-top up when it rained, as it let more water in when it was up! And some people wonder why we don't have a healthy British car manufacturing industry left. Anyway, I did a mod for you with more of a retro look of times gone bye, to try and bring back a little glamour to a once British iconic figure that us Brits were once proud of. I put the image into Photoshop camera raw, used the graduated filter with -0.95 exposure, +33 contrast, -41 highlights, +73 shadows, +39 clarity and 25 saturation. I opened it up in PS, colourised the image with an orange effect. Gave it a vignette, plus and orange tinge on top of the vignette. Hope you like it.
Stephen

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banehawi Critique Team 9710 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2670 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 3:01 PM

Its a good shot as is Andy, and really all you do is look at variations on what youve done. I like the angle, though DaveB has loaded a nice mod wit it straight. In face I think I would angle the shot even more, as it tends to ad that dynamic feel to the image.

The bane of car shots are reflections, and they really cant be eliminated unless shout under a cover. Theyre not too bad here, though decreasing the highlights overall using the shadow/highlight tool will reduce the glare, and increase the colour density.

So simple mod, tilted more, reduced highlights.



regards



Willie

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AndyD999
AndyD999  243 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 4:03 PM

Thanks guys.

I agree with what you say about the car. Like i said i was helping a guy out who does it for a living so the choice of car was unavoidable.

Hopefully next time he asks me it will be a Ferrari!!

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