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Old Jan 19, 2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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Plymouth Prowler masked from background with Corel PhotoPaint 12. Then reversed the mask and applied a zoom blur effect on the background. Comments welcome.


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Old Jan 20, 2006, 8:10 AM   #2
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And from the rear...


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Old Jan 20, 2006, 11:57 AM   #3
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think it looks to be going in reverse in the first pic try effect the other way

other looks fine..........nice cars.....:-)
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Old Jan 20, 2006, 1:33 PM   #4
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Couldn't get the zoom blur effect to work in reverse. Tried the motion blur effect with this result. Any better?


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Old Jan 20, 2006, 3:49 PM   #5
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For my money, the first shot has great visual impact. I can ignore the suggestion of reverse motion imparted to the car because for me, the effect has more of an overall "suction" on my eyes, drawing my attention to the car.
The only thing that I find a bit out of order is the red vehicle in the right rear. It isn't blurred out enough and detracts from the overall effect.

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Old Jan 26, 2006, 2:54 PM   #6
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My biggest gripe is that the car is too static making it look like it was cut-out.

There is no movement in the car at all. You need the focus to be a little softer, you need some rotation on the wheels and some motion blur on the car to. There's no chance of a pan shot being that perfect. To get the wheels crisp like that (And the car itself) you'd need a very fast shutter speed which would result in little background blur.

Have you added some shaddow to the car or something as well? I'll use the last image as a good example here. If you look at the left of the left front wheel you see a shadow/blur thing. Now look to the right of the right front wheel, you see th same. If that was to exist (I don't think it would) then it can't be on both sides. It'd be either on the left or the right of both wheels because of the motion blur caused by the car moving in one direction.

I hope it doesn't look like I'm picking whole in your work.

Take a look in google image search for panning photographs to get a feel for what they look like. It shoudl help.
http://images.google.com/images?svnu...hy&btnG=Search

http://www.photozone.de/4Technique/compose/panning3.jpg is a good example.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 4:23 PM   #7
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Thanks for the comments. Only shot #2 would need some wheel movement effect. My problem is that I'm limited by what the software can do for motion effect. The shading on both front tires is an example. If you have a software program that will do a better job please let me know, or post an example.

Obviously the original shot IS of a stationary vehicle. I was basically trying to see what I could do to simulate motion.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 7:46 PM   #8
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I really like them!!!

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I think the third one would look cool if the wheels were turned to the right (facing the car).

#1's the best.
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