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Infiniti FX
2nd PlaceInfiniti FX
peter


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Automobile Ad II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: London
Date: May 18, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Performance, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2009

Wow!!! Wow!!! Super excited! Thanks for all the votes and comments!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 68
Avg (all users): 7.5536
Avg (commenters): 8.5652
Avg (participants): 6.9091
Avg (non-participants): 7.7111
Views since voting: 7147
Views during voting: 534
Votes: 168
Comments: 50
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/03/2009 12:29:39 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon and PB!! Very beautiful photo!!
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06/01/2009 05:35:00 PM
Great job indeed. Any way you could post the original for us? I'm also wondering about the legality of blurring and how much might be ok.
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06/01/2009 05:21:07 PM
Originally posted by yanko:

Pretty slick. The glow is so over the top but it definitely helps to make this one stand out from the pack. Since this was advance editing the clipped highlights should have been fixed and I think you missed a spot when blurring the background (i.e. near the bumper). Other than that very professional. Congrats.


I did not vote on this challenge (just commented on a couple of images and this was one of them). It sure looks like an ad, and it's so good at it that the issues pointed out by Yanko do not detract..and that tells a lot about the excellence of the overall work.. so huge congrats on the entry, the ribbon and the new PB!!!

In regards to "you missed a spot when blurring the background (i.e. near the bumper)". It brings up a doubt I have always had in regards to the extent of "legal" blurring.

The rule says the blur filter can be applied as long as it doesn´t change the way a viewer would have described the original image. Would it be legal to use bluring to get rid of some people and cars or buildings on the background, or the activity inside the building?. Could someone clarify please?

(edited for spelling)

Message edited by author 2009-06-01 18:50:11.
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06/01/2009 02:01:01 PM
Congratulations
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06/01/2009 11:58:05 AM
Congratulations! A beautiful piece of work. I've always wanted this car, and this REALLY made me want it all the more!
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06/01/2009 10:55:54 AM
Congrats on a wonderful image and your ribbon!
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06/01/2009 08:07:14 AM
Perfect. Excellent job.
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06/01/2009 06:47:37 AM
Congrats! Very professional looking!
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06/01/2009 05:45:32 AM
Congrats on the Red - It sure looks like an ad to me!
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06/01/2009 02:55:10 AM
Congrats on the Red. Very well deserved with this super shot !
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06/01/2009 02:04:55 AM
Well done on second.
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06/01/2009 01:40:20 AM
Very professional! Nothing needs to be done to this at all to be an actual car ad. You should take a print to the dealer where you shot this! Oh, and congrats on the ribbon and the new PB!
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06/01/2009 01:22:04 AM
Wow! A stunning image, Peter. Congrats on your ribbon and new PB.
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06/01/2009 01:13:21 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon!! This is a super, stunning image.
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06/01/2009 12:52:25 AM
Pretty slick. The glow is so over the top but it definitely helps to make this one stand out from the pack. Since this was advance editing the clipped highlights should have been fixed and I think you missed a spot when blurring the background (i.e. near the bumper). Other than that very professional. Congrats.
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06/01/2009 12:42:11 AM
Well done Pete and congrats on 2nd place and a new PB:-)
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06/01/2009 12:29:14 AM
really does look like a car ad man! congrats on breaking into the 7s and obliterating your PB, real professional shot
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06/01/2009 12:17:19 AM
Congratulations Peter! Just an amazing photo...incredible!
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06/01/2009 12:11:57 AM
Wow!
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06/01/2009 12:10:39 AM
Wow. nicely done Pete!!!!
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06/01/2009 12:08:15 AM
Awesome job Peter :)
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06/01/2009 12:03:03 AM
Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2009 10:58:00 PM
The overdone processing of this works for some reason. It is something that you often see with car ads, and you have pulled it off effectively with this shot. A really professional looking submission that could easily be mistaken for something already in a magazine. Great job
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05/31/2009 04:36:41 PM
Ethereal! Sweet! :)
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05/31/2009 01:33:41 PM
Such an eye popper! This just has people drooling all over it. Such talent in this capture. A lot of amazing photos in this challenge and here I sit viewing another. Crossing my fingers for a top 5 for you.
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05/30/2009 11:10:57 PM
This looks great. I love all the gold and the reflection.
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05/30/2009 09:45:00 PM
excellent, my top 5 10/10
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05/30/2009 02:01:16 PM
Looks like an ad! 10
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05/30/2009 01:18:43 PM
Professional looking ad, well done
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05/30/2009 10:40:38 AM
the concept is great. placement of the car is well donw against the dealership. What is distracting is the processing. It seems to be rushed with little care aroung the edges of the car (blurring the background). In advaced editing you could have duplicated the layer,blurred the background and then with a layer mask painted the car back in.
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05/30/2009 12:36:05 AM
wow...sooo professional
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05/29/2009 06:52:24 AM
Waaay over processed.
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05/28/2009 07:43:03 PM
A little too much gaussian blur for my taste. I feel it needs to be more subtle. 5
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05/28/2009 10:55:42 AM
i like the colors of the car and the background.
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05/27/2009 02:55:06 PM
Is SO MUCH blurring legal?. Other than that a good composition, color control and graphic design.
A left hand drive with a London plate? :-) It must be another London somewhere.
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05/27/2009 01:56:03 PM
very slick..looks good, attractive!
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05/27/2009 03:00:38 AM
hopefully all legal editing (blur seems questionable) - a solid 10.
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05/26/2009 10:15:28 PM
excellent advertisement - very cool take with great color choice and lighting - the blurring of the background really allows us to focus our eyes - one of the best by far of the challenge
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05/26/2009 08:31:39 PM
Amazing!
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05/26/2009 07:22:09 PM
Professional looking-- a dealership? I can see a little smudgyness around the border of the car--gauss blur perhaps?
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05/26/2009 01:34:41 PM
Great Ad.
My favourite of favourites in this challenge.

Good luck.
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05/26/2009 12:33:31 AM
Exceptional.I could see this in any Mag or on any Billboard.
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05/25/2009 07:14:15 PM
This should get blue...unless some idiots think it is TOO MUCH like a real ad !
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05/25/2009 04:00:50 PM
Looks like a pro ad. Very nice.
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05/25/2009 03:15:13 PM
One of my top three picks. Your image is one of the very few in this challenge that I feel actually looks like an advertisement, instead of a photo trying to look like an advertisement. I love the fact that you have the Infiniti building in the image - it helps to "sell" the shot. I also like the text that you included, because it seems very professional. The colors throughout the image are very nice and I like the blurring and lighting effect, although it may be just a tad bit too strong for my tastes. Very good job at making a professional looking advertisement.
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05/25/2009 10:12:05 AM
wow. This is a top 3 for sure. Perfect. 10
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05/25/2009 10:08:23 AM
Beautiful
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05/25/2009 08:39:41 AM
The best of the lot. Terrific use of border, text, location. Well done. Looks just like a car brochure ad. And I should know. My hubby (and I for that matter) has been in the car business for 27 years. :~)
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05/25/2009 03:44:06 AM
I suppose this will be in the top 3.
10
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05/25/2009 02:23:49 AM
Did you add in the bokeh here? I like the colors, though!
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