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Sunseeker Rally

By Jerry1963
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.


Tags: Transport Sports and action

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CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 11:40AM
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


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Jerry1963 9 5 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 11:58AM
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
Jerry1963 9 5 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 1:10PM
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.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
2 Mar 2011 4:06PM
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.


Jerry1963 9 5 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2011 5:13PM
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
paulbroad 10 123 1244 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2011 8:07AM
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.

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

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