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      04-25-2007, 03:26 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by E90330iS View Post
Wow the facelift is starting to grow on me! But if you guys look at the first picture from a distance don't you feel like the front fascia and and height of the car is not proportional? like the front was flat but all of the sudden the windshield bumps it up high?
I think you are commenting on the compression effect -- the result of using a long lens for this shot. This is the same effect you see, for example, in movies to show NYC or Hong Kong with masses of people and neon signs all stacked together, or to make the setting African sun look enormous on the horizon behind an apparently normal-sized tree. In this case, I'm sure it wasn't intentional or for aesthetics, but because the photog was a ways away and had to capture this with a long lens.

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