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Challenge: Procrastination (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Phoenixville,PA
Date: Jan 2, 2007
Aperture: 1/100
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.8
Galleries: Rural, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2007

This is a 1957 willys jeep CJ5 that needs a restoration badly, maybe this year. I took the photograph then did minimal editing in photoshop.

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01/18/2007 12:15:30 AM
by karmat

I get what you were trying to do here. As one who has several unfinished projects sitting around, my first impression is, "this is a vehicle he/she has been planning on restoring, and hasn't gotten around to yet." In that respect, you met the challenge head on, and I think it was a pretty good idea.

Compositionally, I think it could have been made stronger by getting closer to the Jeep, and letting it fill the frame more rather than allowing the garage "stuff" to show as well. The angle that you are shooting at is okay, but maybe if you moved more to the left, and showed more of the vehicle, it would give a broader sense of what you were trying to convey.

Technically, it is a bit difficult to see. My monitor is very bright, and I can see the details in the hood that is up, but at work earlier, all I could see was the front panel where the headlights are. Maybe a slight curves or levels adjustment, or the equivalent in your postprocessing program would help. Or, use a tripod and go for a slower shutter speed (incidentally, it looks like you got the shutter speed 1/100 and aperture 2.8 values reversed in your data field).

The reddish color is also a bit disconcerting, especially when taken with regard to the colorless surrounding. If that is the natural color, not a lot to do with it, but if not, maybe desaturating it, or toning it down a bit to the more natural colors.

Finally, the size is a bit small, and while it is not a huge issue, being slightly larger would have helped, I think, because people could have seen some of the details better. There is a tutorial under Learn>Tutorials called (something to the effect of) resizing for dpc. If you have not looked at it, and if you are continuing to have to use smaller dimensions to get under 150, it might be worth reading.

If you have any questions, comments, or if I need to further clarify anything, please let me know.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2007 09:53:46 PM
meets challenge well. maybe a little dark, some accent lighting might be more interesting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2007 08:03:54 AM
dark photo... need to chuck a bit more light in there :)
01/08/2007 11:55:07 PM
I hear ya' on that one - I thought I bought a house with a garage so I could WORK on my truck, not store it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2007 10:39:25 AM
Love those early, early CJ-5s!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2007 01:37:57 AM
title dependant
01/08/2007 01:22:28 AM
Cars too orange

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