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Lincoln MKT Concept
Lincoln MKT Concept

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: International Detroit Auto Show 2009
Date: Jan 19, 2009
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Photojournalism, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2009

Photo taken during the 2009 International Detroit Auto Show. Camera was hand held, no flash, exposure compensation set to +0.67. The most challenging factors:
- avoiding people getting into the frame
- uncontrolled lighting and light reflections due to the stand continuously rotating.

Place: 203 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.6323
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.5238
Avg (non-participants): 5.8600
Views since voting: 536
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 155
Comments: 6
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02/16/2009 11:11:02 PM
Thank you guys for your nice comments. This car and the rest in the series were taken during the 2009 North American Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Photographing this car was quite a challenge: not only that the light was reflecting all over from the ceiling light fixtures but it was also placed on a continuously rotating stand. Furthermore I spent quite some time trying to figure out the best spot where people wouldn’t interfere while shooting. I noticed the overexposed spot on the roof top but honestly it didn’t bothered me much since after all it seems to be nicely contrasting with the rest of the image – in terms of lighting. You can see the whole series here or here.

The editing was absolutely minimal: white balance correction, sharpness and spot removal (using the clone tool) for some scattered light reflections on the fender and stop lights - all done in Photoshop CS4. I had to be extremely careful shooting the originals since I also submitted photos for the photo competition and unlike most places they didn’t allow ANY post processing. You can see the original version on the NAIAS web site.

Naco Photography

Message edited by author 2009-02-16 23:26:02.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2009 01:17:54 AM
I always like the variety of shots in the monthy 'best of' series. Don't see many like this one. I like the colors and smoothness of the light. Very pretty.
02/03/2009 07:36:02 PM
I like car shots, good color and composition, the reflection hot spot at top center is a bit distracting
02/03/2009 08:54:07 AM
vehicles can be very hard to light. you did this well except for the hot spot on the dark top.
02/02/2009 04:10:24 PM
Love the smooth, sleek look, I'm eager to know what editing process you used.
02/01/2009 08:04:50 PM
This image is top notch. Great lines and control of exposure. This image glows with a gold luster. 8

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