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Drive My Car
Drive My Car

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A85
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: May 24, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/1000 Sec
Galleries: Fashion, Transportation
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2006

I wish this was my car. This was a very nice RX-8 parked on the side of the road while I was working.

Post Processing:

- Cloned out house and a couple of tree's, as well as their reflections on the car hood.
- Adjusted Contrast and Brightness
- Created mask layer of original image to boost light on rims.
- Neat Imaged
- Applyed Unsharp Mask
- Created gradient layer to boost light on entire right bottom portion of photo.
-Last minute update to add border

Place: 165 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.2868
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8969
Avg (non-participants): 5.5119
Views since voting: 854
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 265
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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06/10/2006 12:56:41 AM
Hi from the Critique Club!

I'm not a car fan, so I'm sorry you got me:))

The first thing that stands out is the lovely iridescent blue of the car. It's a lovely, appealing colour.

The angle you have used is quite dynamic, but that front headlight is almost in the centre of the image; the eye is drawn there and tends to want to stop there, which leads to a static image.

The sky is washed out, but against the intense blue of the car, for me at least, it gives a graphic quality to the image which I like. But for most voters I suspect they marked you down for this. I think your camera struggled with all the bright areas in the image, particularly the sky;)

The tree is a distraction for many people - why didn't you go and chop it down?:)) But other than removing it from the image (which would be illegal) what more could you do?

I quite like the truck reflection on the car, it gives it more interest for someone who rarely salivates over 'boys toys'. Equally the sky reflected on the hood for me just adds to the graphic quality, but purists would not agree:)
I also love the fact that I can see YOU in the bumper...but again for others..'

An image that grew on me;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 07:24:30 PM
Sky could be improved - take out the tree.
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06/06/2006 06:10:10 PM
nice car, nice color
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06/04/2006 01:17:16 AM
maybe more cropping to eliminate glare?
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06/03/2006 05:16:45 PM
Quite a gleaming beauty, nicely photographed.
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06/03/2006 10:41:17 AM
In generaL, a nice car shot, but the reflection of the truck is not good and it's too hot on the left side. Meets the challenge for me. 6
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06/02/2006 04:50:04 PM
I'd like to drive that car! Nice photo, too, but I wish the tree wasn't there.
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06/02/2006 12:23:55 AM
beautiful image
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06/01/2006 11:00:30 PM
I'd love to drive your car! Nice composition. Only complaint is the reflections in the car. Especially the big white truck on the front bumper.
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06/01/2006 11:45:53 AM
Highlights are pretty blown out and entire image seem too static. Blue really "pops" though.
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05/31/2006 08:58:52 PM
Nice angle and colors. Might have waited so the truck reflection wasn't on the bumper, or relocated the car.
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05/31/2006 08:45:34 PM
Zoom zoom
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