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Challenge: Technology III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon
Date: Jul 15, 2012
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2012

Thanks for the votes and comments

I had the camera mounted with suction cups to the headlights. I definitely was a bit nervous about the camera falling off and getting run over. Thankfully I had nothing to worry about.

Cory's comment definitely helped me to see why it didn't score better since I'm sure if he thought that, others did too.

But FWIW :) I think the automotive industry is nothing but technology in action. The car is also clean but the original was a bit underexposed so the journey through tonemapping wasn't as kind as I hoped it would be. I did 3 passes of noise reduction and used the healing brush quite extensively but didn't want to go too far and lose too much detail in the reflections. My sensor definitely does need to be cleaned though.

Place: 14 out of 81
Avg (all users): 6.2824
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.2308
Avg (non-participants): 6.3261
Views since voting: 663
Views during voting: 183
Votes: 85
Comments: 4
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2012 11:38:33 PM
The motion blur is cool. I'd have to imagine it took some doing to get this pic (somehow suction cupped camera to hood and timer???)
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07/22/2012 11:06:11 AM
Not a view I think I have seen before, Very neat.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2012 06:55:59 PM
My apologies for saying so, but I simply don't like the angle here, and don't really see the heavy tie in with technology.. It's a good try, but for me this just comes off as a blatant shoehorn that could have been shot from a more intriguing angle. Oh, and if you're gonna do this sort of set up shot, you should clean your sensor and wash the car.. :) The lower right hand corner in particular shows some dust.. I do recognize that some of the blotchyness is just light from the canopy, but there are some specs here and there that really do detract, if they are paint chips and you couldn't have washed them off, the cloning tool would have worked..

Honestly, if it was my shot, I probably would have went a bit further and selected the ligher/mottled gray area and used the healing tool along with the blur tool to soften and smooth the entire thing out.
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07/16/2012 04:42:38 PM
GRREEAATTTT! (maybe to also to be BMW owner is conditioning me...;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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