DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
No Joy left in this Ride
3rd PlaceNo Joy left in this Ride
muur88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Tampa
Date: Jun 11, 2004
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Urban, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2004

Strangely enough I had to remove a cat from the bottom right. I also stamped out a small sign above the patrol car and fixed some spots on the car.

Level Adjustment
Color Balance -> more Bluish (Shadow and Hilight)
Upped Brightness
Border
Neat Image - I must say I was blown away with the results from neat image...never expected it to provide that sleek a look....i feel almost dirty using it.

I had the camera's ND filter on...not sure what I was thinking. I wanted a longer exposure so the police car lights would blur. But thinking about it now the 8 apeture seems a bit small. I do like the lighting, so I guess I got lucky on this one. It was helped by a 420ez speedlight (i'm too cheap to buy an E-TTL). I think I had it on the 1/32 manual setting.


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.7738
Avg (commenters): 8.1176
Avg (participants): 6.5484
Avg (non-participants): 7.0533
Views since voting: 5545
Votes: 168
Comments: 28
Favorites: 10 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
06/17/2005 01:20:39 AM
Oh I love this. Reminds me of some nostalgic ad from days gone by. Really fun use of light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/24/2004 11:42:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. You did really well with taking advantage of the moment. It's a really beautiful shot. I love the smoothness that the neatimage created - one of the better applications of the program that I've ever seen!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/21/2004 06:54:29 PM
Wow, thank you so much!!! :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/21/2004 12:40:07 PM
Originally posted by bethany_marie_23:

Amazing!


Not nearly as amazing as your Jay Leno sketch.

//www.sketchesbybethany.net/drawing_4.htm

Message edited by author 2004-06-21 12:44:04.
06/21/2004 12:28:43 PM
Amazing!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/21/2004 12:01:14 PM
Originally posted by Xarthan:



haha yeah afterwards he was like, hey officer can you take off your plates and let me take a picture?

congrats!


Thanks...actually plates aren't displayed on the front of cars in Florida, only in the back. Not good for catching cars that are trying to run you over, only ones that try to do it backing up ;)
06/21/2004 11:54:40 AM
Thanks for the comments. As much as I'd like to think our police officers here in Tampa would love to lend a hand to a photographer in need... I believe me crawling around the cars during a traffic stop would be cause for guns to be drawn. Luckily this just appeared that way. Though I must say it was a good catch. There was a major accident on the road and the police car was blocking others from leaving that particular parking lot. The slick 50's auto just happened to be in a spot in front of it. Sorry, to disappoint anyone who thought the shot was the outcome of a high speed pursuit.

Message edited by author 2004-06-21 11:55:21.
06/21/2004 02:40:07 AM
Originally posted by Sonifo:

Was the police officer your friend or did you really get a ticket?


haha yeah afterwards he was like, hey officer can you take off your plates and let me take a picture?

congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/21/2004 12:23:46 AM
Was the police officer your friend or did you really get a ticket?
Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/21/2004 12:17:59 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!!!! ;o)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2004 07:22:56 PM
hilarious idea, i love it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2004 09:53:20 AM
Really nice shot! How'd you get the cop to hang around while you set it up? ;-) Great job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/19/2004 11:34:25 AM
I can't vote on this, can I?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/19/2004 06:04:21 AM
Great shot, definate wow factor. Very well setup. I don't like how the title inconsitant in capitalization, but that is minor. This should be in the top 10, possibly top 3, but we'll see (sorry about the rhyme).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/17/2004 05:12:16 PM
nice photo.....I like the cropping of the front car down the middle....the lights on the police car are engaging....nice details
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/17/2004 03:44:21 AM
Nice shot! I like the overexposed lights and white car, also the angle and framing. I'd love to hear the story behind this shot...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2004 08:04:28 PM
I like the blur efect,10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2004 03:22:56 PM
Oooh, Pretty. Famed a smidge too high? Maybe a change in aspect ratio would help this?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2004 01:58:12 PM
I like the idea, it fits the challenge, is that a '53 Chev? to me this image looks to have had too much enhancement by editing, the stars at the bright spots don't look normal and the shading in the car's body looks contrived
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2004 01:42:50 PM
I hope yours gets a ribbon for this!! I love the shot. Some may ding you for the white flares and not-razor sharp focus, but for me the photograph works very well. 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2004 11:30:04 PM
Nice! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2004 10:01:11 PM
Very cool, Car, lighting and setup excellent. Great crop. The only thing that would have made this perfect for me would be a shadowy figure next to the cop car. Good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2004 05:34:24 PM
Funny, and well-executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2004 02:00:22 PM
very nice effect and good choice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2004 11:25:06 AM
Great shot. Hope you didn't really have to be pulled over to get the opportunity for this! ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2004 09:13:55 AM
Very well-done. I really like the composition (or should I say "cop"position?) and the color. Wonderful! :o)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2004 07:38:29 AM
Took me a second to get this one ... and I love it. Excellent! Very co-operative cop I assume *laugh* 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2004 02:21:24 AM
Great set up, I hope. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 12/08/2019 10:02:13 PM EST.