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      04-29-2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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Not too sure about this one... Thoughts? Any constructive critique welcome!
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      04-29-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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Nice exposure, but the sweeping ramp sort of draws the eye up and around the car, which should be the focal point. My eye is drawn up the ramp to where it curves and then into the sky/building area beyond. The car is almost an afterthought.
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I like it, this is the way cars should be photographed. Not necissarily as the focal point of the image, but rather as a piece of the environment.
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I like it, this is the way cars should be photographed. Not necissarily as the focal point of the image, but rather as a piece of the environment.
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Remember The Rule of Thirds. Don't put your subject in the center.
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Focal point doesn't necessarily have to be in the center. But it should be the "weighty" part of the image.

Perhaps "focal point" was the wrong term. "Subject" works better, maybe. This image strikes me as a great nighttime cityscape with a nice car in it. I don't think that was the goal of the image, though.

For the record, I really like the overall image. The pseudo-B&W with just hints of color is excellent and the general composition is compelling. I'd like to see the same image with the car a couple of spaces closer to the camera just for comparison.
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      04-29-2009, 03:57 PM   #6
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I agree that the car is almost lost in the image, but that is not a bad thing for me. I like it! The B&W with hints of color really work for this image. I think a red car would really pop in this setting.
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      04-29-2009, 06:30 PM   #7
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I may go back and re-shoot it with the car a couple of spots closer! or a red one series.
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I like it. Did you do any retouching to the upper right between the two parking lot lights? Image looks kinda "funny" there.
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Nope! None. That might have been the polarizer distorting a bit I think.
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nice but I think the sky need more work. the ramp is great.
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