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« Reply #75 on: February 28, 2012, 07:48:56 PM »
great example!
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« Reply #76 on: February 28, 2012, 08:18:32 PM »
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I agree 100%. IMHO, layering in multiple exposures to extend the dynamic range of an image is a must in order to bridge the gap between what the camera sees and what the human eye sees. In other words, it should look so natural that people don't even know that it's HDR.

This isn't a particularly good image, but exposing for a dark car like this will often blow out the sky entirely. Furthermore, since the top of the quarter panels are white, they were blown out as well. Obviously, this isn't how my eye captured the image when looking through the viewfinder.



An easy fix was to layer in a second exposure that was properly exposed for the sky. An ND grad filter may have been used to enhance the effect, but I don't remember, as this shot was take five years ago.



This is far more representative of what the scene actually looked like. Technically, it's HDR, but it was done to make the image appear more natural, not like a cartoon. IMHO, overly processed HDR is a pathetic gimmick that's often used as a substitute for basic photographic skills, and it needs to go away  :) Some people can pull it off, but they are the exception to the rule.

Great work and a beautiful car.

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« Reply #77 on: February 29, 2012, 02:40:45 AM »
Fantastic picture of the Chevy!
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« Reply #78 on: February 29, 2012, 03:37:33 AM »
ole, sweet shot ... the blue snow is a bit distracting; it looks like you could isolate and desaturate the blues pretty easily which would conflict less with the colors throughout the rest of the image.  awesome action there, though

Thanks for the kind words!

I tried to desaturate the blue snow, and in my opinion it looked a lot better (http://fullfartfoto.no/share/IMG_3091-2.jpg) Thanks!

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« Reply #79 on: February 29, 2012, 10:47:01 AM »
ole, sweet shot ... the blue snow is a bit distracting; it looks like you could isolate and desaturate the blues pretty easily which would conflict less with the colors throughout the rest of the image.  awesome action there, though

Thanks for the kind words!

I tried to desaturate the blue snow, and in my opinion it looked a lot better (http://fullfartfoto.no/share/IMG_3091-2.jpg) Thanks!

Photo looks awesome! great job, love the lighting, love the low angle!

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« Reply #80 on: February 29, 2012, 12:57:07 PM »
ole, sweet shot ... the blue snow is a bit distracting; it looks like you could isolate and desaturate the blues pretty easily which would conflict less with the colors throughout the rest of the image.  awesome action there, though

Thanks for the kind words!

I tried to desaturate the blue snow, and in my opinion it looked a lot better (http://fullfartfoto.no/share/IMG_3091-2.jpg) Thanks!

that is a killer shot man, I wish I could get to see some rally racing that up close!  stay safe  :D

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« Reply #81 on: March 18, 2012, 06:39:53 PM »
V8beast your shots are impressive! Work of art.

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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #82 on: March 18, 2012, 10:00:06 PM »
Thanks! What kind of car is that?

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« Reply #83 on: March 19, 2012, 10:56:46 AM »
I'll throw in a few favs too then, as you can tell I'm a bit of a BMW man myself...

These are some fantastic shots of BMW motobike, I have to admit I am a huge fan of these bikes. I have only ridden on once but it was great fun, they are so powerful I can see how people become obsessed with them!


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« Reply #84 on: March 19, 2012, 11:46:38 AM »
Did a shot this weekend with my car for an article for my car club


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« Reply #85 on: March 19, 2012, 11:20:12 PM »
Here's one I did some time ago:


20051023_005 by Ben Tolosa, on Flickr

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« Reply #86 on: March 19, 2012, 11:21:52 PM »
One more...


Nonno's by Ben Tolosa, on Flickr

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« Reply #87 on: March 19, 2012, 11:34:33 PM »
And here's my bike... Great post amazing work by the way!!


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« Reply #87 on: March 19, 2012, 11:34:33 PM »

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« Reply #88 on: March 20, 2012, 07:22:26 AM »
Thanks! What kind of car is that?
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« Reply #89 on: March 27, 2012, 10:36:24 AM »
shot my first drifting competition this weekend.  Never done panning shots before, but I think i hit it right on the money. 



I also learned that I should bring an extra 16gb card next time I shoot.  I had to change to small raw have way through shooting.

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« Reply #89 on: March 27, 2012, 10:36:24 AM »