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Hello!

Right-O, this is the first in a series of 7.

I took my mum to her friend Vivien's place on Sunday and while there, I found lots of things to photograph. As such, I decided to precede each title with 'Viv' to indicate it's part of the same series.

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Vivien's car had some nice fat drops on it. I looked down and saw some on a clean wheel...and the slate driveway (not wise, it's cracked all over the place) provided a nice background. So I took the pic.

At home, I cropped the pic. Then blued the wheel. Saved the pic. I then lowered the brightness through gamma correction (brought it down from 1 to 0.72).

Resized it. Boosted contrast by 15% and sharpened it. Then worked on the frame.

Hope you all like it!

A.
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Title:Viv 1 - Blue Ice Racing
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:12 Sep 2006 - 8:49 AM
Tags:Art, Blue, Car, Digitally manipulated, Specialist / abstract, Wheel
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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2006 - 6:27 PM

Wow...isn't it amazing what you can do with old bits of car & cracked slates!!!!
I love what you've done with this,& I love that brilliant blue.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my pics, very kind of you.
HilarySmile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2006 - 6:34 PM

So nice of you to say so. Thanks, Hilary!! I really am quite happy with this pic. Heehee. The next one is of the car's fin. But I gotta wait a few more hours before I can upload it. Bah.

And as you've already guessed, I LOVE your pics Smile

Andrew

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dp
dp  10163 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2006 - 6:40 PM

I like it too. I origanally thought the overexposed slates on the left was not doing it any favours but I feel, on looking for longer. that this adds to the abstract feel.

Top shot

Dave

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2006 - 6:49 PM

Thanks, Dave.

And you're right. I didn't notice that it's a wee bit glary there. That was the part facing out.

Andrew

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spanner99
spanner99  7
12 Sep 2006 - 7:16 PM

Nice one , i really like it=]
thanks for the comments
steph

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Lynchy
Lynchy  8
12 Sep 2006 - 7:16 PM

This is a great shot very different from the norm, like it a lot

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2006 - 7:23 PM

Thanks, Steph and Dave!!

Andrew

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KKmoments
KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2006 - 9:14 PM

From the thumbnail I thought it was one of those remote control UFO's and you theme was 'aliens' lol... more than surprised when it was a car tyre .... great effects the blue really does get your attention but the texture/tones of the slate driveway add the 'edge'... well done
Karen Smile

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joseph
joseph  8 England
12 Sep 2006 - 9:32 PM

A great angle! Nice one.

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RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 6:03 AM

This really is excellent! I love the viewpoint, the contrasting textures, the tight cropping, the colour treatment, the way the picture is divided up into 3 sections, perfectly balanced. I could probably rattle on for ages. Love it! regards Robin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 9:10 AM

Thanks for all your comments and compliments!

Karen, so funny you mentioned that 'cos I'd been tempted to slice out the wheel and use it as a UFO insert in some shot!! lol

Joseph, yep, I really like the angle too. I didn't wanna go into the wheel where the disc was, see?

And Robin, you've given me a new perspective 'cos I didn't notice the 3 sections thing!

Cheers, all of you.

Andrew

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colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2006 - 9:19 AM

You have a good eye. This is excellent.Love reading your descriptions too.
Colin

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2006 - 11:11 AM

Thanks, Colin. You're very encouraging!

Andrew

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2006 - 8:29 PM

I love this it looks like a space station it would look good on a starry black back ground.
pareen

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Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2006 - 8:30 PM

I love this it looks like a space station it would look good on a starry black back ground.
pareen

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