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Old Oct 12, 2013, 1:42 PM   #1
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This week the Mississippi Gulf Coast played host to America's Largest Block Party. Classic cars from nearly every state in the Union came in for Cruisin' the Coast. This year we broke records with over 7000 registered “cruisers”. That's right over 7000 classic cars cruised our 26 miles of beach for a solid week. If you can't see it here then it hasn't been built! Photo opportunities abound but like most car shows you have little say in what the background may be. You may be shooting some of the most beautiful and rarest cars on the planet but invariably you'll have a light pole or wires or some such in the background. Here are a few I took today and did a little experimentation in GIMP to remove the hideous backgrounds. They may not satisfy everybody's taste but they are far better than the light poles and air conditioner units that were there.











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Old Oct 12, 2013, 6:56 PM   #2
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Yeah - there's some nice 'horse-flesh' on show there

Certainly the compacts with their gracious curves always look good - unlike IMO today's ugly boxes on wheels that would look more suited to life in Baghdad after a machine gun has been mounted on the vehicle's roof

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Nice PP work there. My friend bought a Judge brand new to whip my butt in my Chevelle 396 SS.
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Yep, stuff sometime gets in the way & we work hard to not have it show, angles and perspective can really help but not always keep it all out of the photo.

These are really nice, do you have a gallery of others we could see?

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Yep, stuff sometime gets in the way & we work hard to not have it show, angles and perspective can really help but not always keep it all out of the photo.

These are really nice, do you have a gallery of others we could see?

Thanks for sharing, Bob
Thanks for the reply and the kind words Bob. I just looked and I have about 1200 shots going back to 2007. I of course just post photos shot with my Olympus m43 camera in this forum but I've got many others shot with various point and shoots as well as with several DSLRs. I'll dig up a few more from past years that I shot with the Oly. This really is the Super Bowl of car events.
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Really nice shots there, enjoyed viewing. It is always fun to see car show photos.
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I like em alot, especially the Camero, I like the way the Camero SS logo got repeated in the background. What tools did you use in GIMP to achieve that?
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Very nice series, lov ethe first picture.

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I like em alot, especially the Camero, I like the way the Camero SS logo got repeated in the background. What tools did you use in GIMP to achieve that?
First I carefully selected the car and its shadow with the Lasso tool. Then invert that selection so that the car is "protected" and any changes will only affect the background of the image. Then apply the "illusion"function which is found here... Filters>Map>Illusion. Thanks for the compliment.
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Very nice effects. Looks cool and it'd be a great options for those times when the natureal background just isn't quite "right" for the subject.
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