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NevP 16 853 13 Canada
31 Jul 2007 7:08AM
This looks great, nice technique and good use of filters. The only small inconsistency would be the motion blur on the hand and not on the steering wheel, although I can understand keeping the badge sharp. Overall I really like this. Smile If I'm wrong I apologise in advance.
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2007 7:19AM
Ah, yes - the hand was meant to be operating the gear paddle (on the steeering wheel) - on a gentle curve I didn't think a violent wheel movement would look right and a sharp, static hand looked wrong too. One thing I have discovered is that (apart from getting your hands on a Ferrari) these shots are much harder than I thought!
31 Jul 2007 7:23AM
Clever stuff Stevie, you could try sitting on the engine cover and moving the car at about 60 mph, that should do it. A slowish shutter speed and off you go.

All the very best
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
31 Jul 2007 7:56AM
I like this a lot. It's cleverly taken, it's got vibrant colours and the motion blur really does give a sense of zipping down that country lane. For me, perhaps a slightly better comp if the car was dead horizontal. As it is it seems to lean to the left slightly.
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
31 Jul 2007 8:00AM
Are you actually moving? The speedo seems to say so, but slowly... how about moving the needles around a bit & perhaps adding a tiny bit of rotary blur to the rev counter needle when it's around 6000 rpm Smile

Course, you could have revved it up instead and heard that lovely engine note, thus getting two effects for the price of one Wink

Very well done!

Envious!! Goggz
User_Removed 17 825 Lithuania
31 Jul 2007 8:07AM
....hang on to the Wensleydale Gromit!.. Wink
dazzaman 15 631 England
31 Jul 2007 8:13AM
excellent camera work

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
31 Jul 2007 8:25AM
One for the car magazine fraternity. Superb sense of motion, feel the breeze Steve. Ron.
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2007 9:22AM
Dave (DaveU) . Thanks - 'dead horizontal' with equal wing mirrors is, ideally, what I'd try. The 430 is actually a huge car and other than either a step ladder behind the car (I didn't have one) or crawling over the engine compartment (it's the owner in the driver's seat and I wasn't sure if he'd like this!) I felt the only thing to do was lean from one side as much as possible. I've also tried this with a marked tilted horizon to suggest cornering - might upload that later.
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2007 9:29AM
Goggz - er, no the car isn't moving (hence I'm still alive)- I've moved the pointers of the dials in PS, more easily seen on a full size print. 6000 rpm indeed - well, things WOULD be happening then in any gear!!
zaak 16 6 England
31 Jul 2007 2:47PM
Can I have my car back, now that you have finished showing it all over internet!!

TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
31 Jul 2007 3:58PM
This is awesome! I was wondering if you were actually moving as well and exactly where you were when this was taken. Great effect!
phisher 16 3 Canada
1 Aug 2007 2:26AM
Like the blur, colours, angle, sky, & have to like the car!
CaroleA 15 5 3 England
4 Aug 2007 10:39AM
Very clever - my favourite of all the shots.
motorsportpictures 13 289 23 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:42PM
Very good.

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