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Old Nov 11, 2012, 7:22 PM   #1
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Default Bringing out deep blacks

Does this work for a black car? I feel like I need to get the front bumper details to "pop" a little more somehow...


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Old Nov 11, 2012, 8:10 PM   #2
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I like it just the way it is. You've done well in capturing the various "shades of black"! Your car???

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Nice Car!!!! and nice capture. btw. Is this an HDR ?
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looks good as is
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I like it "as is"... has a nice strong contrast
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If you want that front bumper to pop out just put something white to reflect off it.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 8:28 PM   #7
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Wingman - thank you, yes it is our car. Not the daily driver though so normally taken out on the weekend when we give the Civic a break.

Mainak - no, although I like to dabble in HDR this one is a single file. I upped the saturation a hair in the clouds to either side and sharpened it slightly.

Bynx - good idea about using a staged reflection. This instance was just a "snap" decision (gosh, that's such a bad pun) when I saw the moment. I ran for my 5D & 40/2.8 and just zoomed in/out with my feet until I liked it. If ever I plan out the shot ill employ your technique in front.

Thanks everyone - critiquing definitely helps me rethink composition with a clearer head!
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Absolutely stunning. Makes me want one. You should sell that pic to BMW!

I may try removing a small strip of the all white portion at the top, and see it how it looks.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:08 AM   #9
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Knock yourself out - I'm always interested to see other's takes on a picture.

Thanks for the kind comments.
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