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Old Sep 3, 2008, 7:22 PM   #1
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I really liked the way this picture turned out. Please post your comments, suggestions, markups....etc.

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Old Sep 3, 2008, 8:16 PM   #2
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Hope you don't mind, I had a go at your pic. I like it, but I can't stand a tailgater. I saturated your trees and "adjusted" your white balance. I notice you use auto white balance, which is good for 90% of shots, but to me, this falls in that 10% where auto doesn't always work. I just de-saturated the BMW a little. Just my take, everyone has a little different idea about these things. But I like your idea and wide-angle view.. Robert
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Old Sep 3, 2008, 8:50 PM   #3
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Personally I like the color in the first shot but I do like the car removal from behind...they are both good...
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I have to agree with Robert. The original color is too artificial looking. Much too yellowish. And removing the tailgaiter is a good touch too. I like the angle you took the picture. All in all a good cooperative effort.
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Old Sep 5, 2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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Awesome!!!! That is the real color of the car. I did try with different white balance settings, but I guess my D40x is not capable of adjusting to this type of light. I need to adjust the temperature of the light instead of the preset settings.
I do agree that the tailgator needed to go. Thanks for the comments, this is why I posted it.
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Old Sep 6, 2008, 1:10 AM   #6
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A lovely car. But what distinguishes a "Roadster" today?

In the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's a roadster was a convertible which had a fold-down windshield and no roll-up windows. Convertibles and cabriolets had fixed windshields. I owned several roadsters that today would be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Eighty miles per hour (on 25 cent gasoline) seemed like 150 in a closed car. That blast of wind in the face just had a feel to it that brought out the beast in a man. My favorite was a stock 1932 Ford roadster with the four-cylinder "Model B" engine. It was the first car I owned after I was married. My wife loved it too, except for the time I took her out in it over the roughest county roads, trying to induce labor when she was three weeks overdue with our first child. We had strong norther lights that night, something that only happens every fifty years where we lived. The baby waited another week before appearing. I still believe it was the northern lights that kept the bouncing about from chasing her out.

My next favorite was a 1949 British MG TC. It was jet black with white leather upholstery and a red radiator grill. It only had a four cylinder, twin carburetor engine, but could beat out any American Iron on a curvy road. It had large-diameter, chromed-wire wheels with knock-off hubs. Its right-hand sterring wheel felt awkward at first, but, in short order, you adapted to it. Because of its low power a lot of gear shifting wan required. On hilly roads you felt like you were rowing the car with your left hand.

Seriously, about your photo, I think the camera was too close to the car. It makes the near parts too bulbous, and ruins the beautiful lines of the car. A photo taken maybe thirty feet away, then cropped, would IMO be better.

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Old Sep 6, 2008, 8:27 AM   #7
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I like the edited version as well - much more accurate colors. Nice angle.
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I like the corrected color as well, but removing the tailgater left an unnatural horizon in the back. I think I'd rather have the tailgater.
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Nice. What color? Sepang? Or silver?

Love the Z4


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It's been over thirty years, and still, nothing looks as good as the E Type Jag. The 240Z came close, but nothing else, before or since, looks nearly as good.
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