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One Cool Ride
One Cool Ride

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Challenge: Cool Colors (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: Louisville, KY
Date: Apr 1, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2008

This was parked in someones open garage as I walked to the store. All I did was crop, resize and save for web.

Place: 173 out of 188
Avg (all users): 4.1327
Avg (commenters): 3.7500
Avg (participants): 4.0000
Avg (non-participants): 4.1831
Views since voting: 553
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 196
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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04/15/2008 10:37:22 AM
by karmat

Compositionally, the shot has some merit. The front grill of the car, which seems to be the main focal point, is in a good location for the shot to have balance.

Technically, with just a bit of post processing, I think you could probably have added at least 1, if not 2, points to your shot (if that, indeed, is your goal).

First, I would rotate the shot to the left, just a hair -- about 3 degrees -- not much. Granted the "tilt" is from your perspective when taking the shot, but it still feels crooked.

Then, a slight adjustment with curves or levels would probably eliminate the couple of distracting "things in the background, and they would give the car itself a bit of extra contrast and depth (commonly called "pop" on dpc).

Then, I would boost saturation just a hair to make the blue tarp a bit more vibrant.

It is not a lot, but it may be something that you could try to see if it gives it a bit more of a "finished" or "polished" feeling to it.

Please feel free to contact me if I need to further clarify or explain myself.

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04/10/2008 06:47:50 PM
oops my error, must have ment an 8
04/09/2008 11:27:58 AM
Originally posted by ShutterHack:

blue for sure! 10

Based on the final votes (no 10's) I'd say there was a grain of sarcasm in here. :-/

I did find it interesting how the bluish tarp on the hood helped to contribute to a cooler feel in this photo.

Smile and keep having fun! :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2008 09:42:50 AM
the overall sharpness of your image makes it stand out
04/03/2008 10:33:11 AM
Sarcasim I hope
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/03/2008 09:55:18 AM
The subject is white, which isn't really a cool color.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2008 10:17:59 PM
Definitely follows the the theme of this challenge. For some reason the photo lacks interest though. Maybe changing the perspective of the shot was taken would bring some interest to the shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2008 10:04:48 PM
Nice photo. Seems to be missing an empasiss on the cool colors (blue, green), which may cost you points in the voting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2008 06:12:26 PM
A bit of polish will sort that out ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2008 02:12:17 PM
Kool indeed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2008 01:16:51 PM
I dont really get how this fits to the subject?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2008 12:54:46 AM
blue for sure! 10

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