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I took this photos at the Sunseeker Rally. The cars were some way off and this was taken with a Nikon 80-200mm zoom and cropped slightly. I have desaturated the colours to give an antique feel. I like the shot, but interested in what other think.

Thanks

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:80.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Feb 2011 - 10:07 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Sunseeker Rally
Username:Jerry1963 Jerry1963
Uploaded:2 Mar 2011 - 9:19 AM
Tags:Sports / action, Transport
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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 11:40 AM

I like the desaturated effect Jerry. It makes a good contrast with the usual very shiny cars.

A couple of points though. The car looks very static and cramped. It is helpful to give some space to the car at the front so it has some room to move into. Also I would not add a vignette effect in the corners as it gives a "hemmed in" feel. To get the idea of speed panning is the best appraoch but it takes a bit of practice to get it right.

Best wishes

Catherine

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Jerry1963
Jerry1963  5 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 - 11:58 AM

Catherine, many thanks for the feedback, it is really appreciated. I definitely take the points on board about the cramped feel and that not being helped by the vignette. I have the original RAW file to play with, so I will try a different crop etc...
Many thanks
Jerry

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Jerry1963  5 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 - 1:10 PM

Again, thank you for the feedback and taking the time to review the image. I will reassess the original and see if I can re-crop to take the points on board.
Thanks
Jerry

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banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2803 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2011 - 4:06 PM

Same comments as all of the above. I have uploaded a mod which has the vignette removed and more space for the car. Sharpened a little, and toned down the glare on the bonnet and window. Added a little wheel spin. AS you still have the original RAW it can give some ideas hopefully.


regards



Willie

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Jerry1963
Jerry1963  5 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 - 5:13 PM

Hi Willie,
Thanks so much for the mods... I agree with you about all of the points you have mentioned and i can see how extending the canvass makes a difference. I do have a bit of space to play with on the RAW file. I had not even really noticed the glare until you mentioned it, and again a small difference has a big impact.
I will be having another play with the image tonight!
Many thanks
Jerry

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom843 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 8:07 AM

Actually, what you have presented is quite effective. All the comments on extending the canvas have a basis in standard compositional laws, but this comes over, to me, quite nicely as is. I would have taken the burning in tool to the bonnet though.

Paul

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Jerry1963
Jerry1963  5 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2011 - 9:23 AM

Thanks Paul,
I had a play with the original last night and did burn the bonnet back down... it made a big difference.
Thank you for your input.
Jerry

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