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Murtaya 2

By Marlin_owner
A second from a photoshoot I did for a small car company.

Tags: Transport

Voters: ericfaragh, rossi, pennyspike and 1 more

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22 Nov 2006 6:33PM
Id crop the LH side, make it tighter to match the RH crop. Id also take a broom out there and brush over the tire marks, theyre not appealing. Either that or shoot from a lower standpoint and exclude the tire marks. The shadow is also a bit distracting. The location seems nice, but also the people in the BG arent the greatest thing to have in a shot. Your exposure level is nice, as are the colors though!
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 5 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2006 9:27PM
I like the foreground tyre tracks, but I think a top crop to concentrate entirely on the car would strengthen it greatly.
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2006 10:49PM
I think I would crop down to just below the people. (Scroll down to see the effect.)I too like the tyre tracks.
rossi 18 142 11 England
23 Nov 2006 7:56AM
This is much better than the other shot in terms of being more dynamic, but it can still be improved. Firstly, always have the wheel facing OUT of the wheel arch and clean the tread of any sand. Second, get rid of the tyre tracks, don't use a brush, sprinkle it over with a spade working backwards away from the car, and thirdly, drop down and get the car to break the horizon in frame whilst cropping tight to the left and cropping the right, this will also get rid of any unwanted shadows. Also, make sure you either use a polarising filter or an ND Grad to improve the sky. You'll see a massive difference just by these quite small changes.

I would also shoot in RAW and use one of the big software pacakges to improve saturation, tones and contrast etc, whilst not damaging the detail in the shot.

As for the people in the BG, they would be hidden by using the viewpoint suggested.

Good luck with the next set of shots, and hope this has been of help.

Marlin_owner 16 658 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2006 12:17PM
Thanks for the constructive comments.

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