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Challenge: Automobile Ad II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Date: May 23, 2009
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13, 1/3 and 1.3
Galleries: Advertisement, Transportation
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2009

Borrowed my dad's car for this one. Shot very close to Gordon's Bay, South Africa. The water in the background is False Bay.

Processing:
- Blend of 3 exposures, each 2 stops apart
- Boosted contrast
- Flatten
- Noise Reduction
- Resize
- Sharpen
- Add text
- Save for web


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Yeah! Ribbon! Thank you for the votes and the comments. This was a fun challenge to shoot for.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 68
Avg (all users): 7.3214
Avg (commenters): 8.6190
Avg (participants): 6.9063
Avg (non-participants): 7.4191
Views since voting: 7141
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 168
Comments: 37
Favorites: 9 (view)


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06/03/2009 04:38:24 PM
congrats on the ribbon and a brilliant shot ..
i've got an audi but its nowhere near as spick as this one .. in fact it broke down a few days ago and they havent found wots wrong with it yet .. looking at this pic i cant imagine this car breaking down EVER .. !!
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06/03/2009 12:31:22 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!! Great shot!!
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06/01/2009 04:00:40 PM
Wonderful image, but the caption gives it all its punch and strength.

Some people mistook the name of the challenge for "Picture of a car" instead of "automobile ad". You really added a great sales pitch: respect!

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06/01/2009 02:01:57 PM
Congratulations
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06/01/2009 10:55:29 AM
Congrats on a wonderful image and your ribbon!
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06/01/2009 06:48:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and a great shot!
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06/01/2009 05:44:26 AM
Very glad to see this ribbon - this is an awesome shot!
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06/01/2009 03:27:38 AM
Mooi man! When I saw the number plate I guessed this was yours. Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/01/2009 02:56:04 AM
Congrats on the ribbon ~ This is a beautiful shot , wonderful exposure with excellent processing
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06/01/2009 02:05:20 AM
Beautiful exposure...congrats on third.
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06/01/2009 01:23:19 AM
Excellent image, beautiful car. Congrats on the ribbon, Philip.
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06/01/2009 12:12:21 AM
Beautiful
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06/01/2009 12:04:13 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Wrap it up, I'll take it.

Correction: Wrap it up and put a ribbon on it. :) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2009 04:31:53 PM
Agreed. :)
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05/31/2009 04:00:20 PM
Excellent image, should get the blue ribbon.
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05/31/2009 01:12:58 PM
Excellent work here. From a commercial standpoint, it's great. Such a eye popping image. Someone looking through a magazine would stop and look at this. The sky (IMO) doesn't pull me away from the car. It's just added eye candy that boost the car and helps achieve the respect factor. Color, focus, composition and placment of the text work for me. 10
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05/30/2009 09:44:55 PM
excellent, my top 5 10/10
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05/30/2009 02:02:36 PM
Looks like an ad! 10
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05/30/2009 01:02:33 PM
respectful sunset and car deserves a respectful score.
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05/29/2009 10:55:14 PM
This is one of my favs! Love the sunset in the backgraound.
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05/28/2009 11:07:42 AM
i like this shot a lot.i like the distance the car is away from the camera. and i like how the sun contrasts with the car.
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05/28/2009 12:27:37 AM
Because of the tilted wall, I almost feel like the car is about the fall into the water : )

The background is beautiful, but I think that since it is so much brighter than the car, it pulls for more attention. Maybe a little more light on the front of the car?

Well done of the text. I'm glad you went with something simple and clean as opposed to something more attention grabbing. Simple fits very well.
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05/27/2009 02:56:43 PM
excellent image. you deserve a ribbon..i vote 10
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05/27/2009 04:02:56 AM
Love the reflections on the car, just adds to the drama.
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05/27/2009 03:01:34 AM
Wrap it up, I'll take it.
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05/26/2009 08:29:01 PM
wow!
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05/26/2009 04:29:45 PM
Outstanding shot - the lighting, the detail, the colors, the simplicity of the message - a ribbon winner if I ever saw one....
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05/26/2009 11:27:47 AM
great sky. nicely done-8
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05/26/2009 06:41:37 AM
Nicely composed. Focus is crisp. Nice setting, nice background colors that adds to the "mood" if you will. Pro like image. Well done.
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05/26/2009 12:51:35 AM
Perfect background and Product display.
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05/25/2009 10:48:51 PM
A typical Auto ad.....A very typical Audi Ad. We executed and a brilliant location and sunset to allow you to pull this off.
Maybe the car could be lit a little better. Only a minor critisism and the only thing that differentiates this from the Ad that is in the magazine in front of me really. An excelent challenge submission.
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05/25/2009 02:53:37 PM
Cool shot. Nice entry.
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05/25/2009 01:22:39 PM
this could be the one - audi should talk to you - respect!
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05/25/2009 10:12:57 AM
Beautiful
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05/25/2009 06:28:00 AM
My top pick. Nicely captured.
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05/25/2009 02:27:52 AM
Classy ad! Great perspective, wonderful background
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05/25/2009 12:08:59 AM
A ribbon winner...good luck in adbance
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