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By Merlin_k    
1/160, f5.6; ISO 100
85 mm focal length
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Tags: Transport Close-up and macro

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Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 6:00PM
Love a bit of chrome!

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cjl47 10 4 3 England
5 Jul 2009 6:33PM
Excellent, a pain to clean.
VidB 9 11 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2009 6:46PM
I have tried this shot myself and found the you need a lot of colours to make the reflections work, also the rim of the wheel makes a good distorted effect and you can get different colours on the spokes. Try spinning the wheel with a slow shutter speed as this give a great effect if you can get it to reflect of something, I used glass and a black background and it worked well, have a try.
Merlin_k Plus
9 13 12 United States
5 Jul 2009 6:49PM
Thanks Dave. As the wheel was still attached to the car at a show I suspect the owner might not have been too pleased about me giving it a slow spin! However, an interesting idea.
I_KNOOOW 9 8 Canada
6 Jul 2009 4:16PM
Thank you for posting shot settings,

I think that the entire hub from left to right should be in focus, right now the left is starting to blur. using a smaller aperture would allow the entire hub to be in focus. an even smaller aperture and the spokes on the left could be in focus, but you may need to use a tripod.

as for composition I would change location a bit to change the reflection to be more identifiable as another car. possibly showing the wheel.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
6 Jul 2009 11:47PM
It can pop a little more if you sharpen it, - I did this in mod1, sharpening at 105%, Radius = 0.8, Threshold = 3 using USM.

Mod2 is a radial blur applied to get that wheel spin (-;


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