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Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:16 pm

I've entered these three pics for our August entries at our camera club (How geeky can you get huh? :lol: )



I was just farting around a bit with this pic and came up with this (Not quite sure if I like the effect or not):

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This one I like. Difficulty in this shot is always depth of field

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I'm not quite sold on this one - execution was OK bit it kind of lacks punch

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Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:41 pm

Andre

I am by no means a PRO or anywhere near there, but I like the effect of the first photo. The close-up on the second one is also good.

I think (in my humble opinion) that if the car in the third one was at more of an angle it would have had more "punch"!

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Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:44 pm

I think you've nailed the reason why I don't quite like it - the car's too straight... Driver's fault :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:40 pm

Ek dink dis great fotos . What camera did you use?

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Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:45 pm

Nice pics ... all of them! :thumbup: ;-)
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:29 pm

I think they are all great but agree that the 3rd photo the car was not the correct angle but that Skyline is one of my dreams to own. Well done.
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:41 pm

Very nice Andre, all I can say You can :thumbup: Great pics :wink2:

Best of luck with the comp!!!

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Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:41 am

oooooh supra!! Beautiful!!!!

Nice pics. Agreed about the last one. it isn't sideways enuf
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:27 am

Thanks Fellas!

Theo - using a Nikon D60
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:29 pm

maybe enter this one instead as no. 3:

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Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:40 pm

Yep! .... that'll do it! :thumbup:
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:12 pm

Defintely!!


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Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:33 pm

Poetry in motion! :)
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GME Gx300 29meg & Vertex VX2200 VHF radio
Mikem load springs with greasable shackles and polybushes
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Kumho Road Venture AT - 30x9.5x15
National Luna Dual battery system
Frontrunner roofrack with s/steel table
Twin rear high lift jack points
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Echo3 4x4 offroad trailer with NL 74 Litre Fridge/Freezer
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Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:11 am

some nice pics.

in pic three the rims capture "just enough" movement, combined with the blurred back ground and sharp focus of the vehicle. Technically I prefer no 3, yet the composition of no 1 is better.

having said that, I take my hat off to you for some NICE pics !!

It takes some skill and LOTS of patience to get these pics.

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Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:23 pm

Ja that's always the thing when I go to events like these - I tend to go for the "money-shot" where you can see movement on the vehicle. Gets a bit tricky as I know my shutter speed is very low. End of the day you get about one out every fifty that are very good and one out of 200 which VERY good.

Too easy to just set the shutter speed at 1/500 or faster and snap away, plus the vehicles are frozen
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Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:32 pm

Andre at least that 1 out of ... IS very GOOD ! :)

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Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:19 pm

Was bored and walked to the stadium today. Got this one:

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Took out all the yellow and orange tints to take away the bland grass and highlight the main suject
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Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:33 pm

Andre how do you take away the colours? (what software, and how)

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Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:55 pm

Quite easy with Photoshop. :winkx:
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Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:48 pm

Yup - I've got Photoshop CS5

When you open a pic in Camera RAW, you can choose how saturated a colour must be. Nifty tool that. I've still got to go through my training videos to get the most out of it
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Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:13 am

All good pics, i don't like pics that are over shopped, just a little or no correction does it for me.
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Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:20 pm

MOAR peekchas!

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Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:44 pm

That first one is very lekkah!


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Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:04 am

Dodging wrote:maybe enter this one instead as no. 3:

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Very Nice shot

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Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:26 pm

jip, this no 1 looks GOOD !!

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