1967 beetle sunset/night shots

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  1. valvecovergasket

    valvecovergasket TPF Noob!

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    had an opportunity to head out last night and practice taking some pictures of my friends beetle...and it finally stopped raining for a day.

    i apologize in advance for it being so pic intensive...but i had quite a few shots i wanted to get some experienced input on (as im still definetly new to all this!)

    the one thing i know off the bat is lowering the ISO for next time...these were all shot on ISO 100, and i think im gonna try 80 next time (as low as my camera goes..) and well see what happens, as some of the grainyness really throws off a few of the shots.


    at any rate...the pictures:

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    thoughts/comments/suggestions definetly welcome!
     
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    :drool: :drool: Don't ask me if the light is good, or the compositon or...I'm just drooling over that car. I had to sell my own beetle ('72) not too long ago, so seeing these pics really make my day! THANX!







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    ive been looking at getting one myself for a while...but just cant break myself of my watercooled vw habit :wink:

    also, i think the classic shape of these things just makes them easier to photograph. i think theyre just interesting to look at from almost any angle.
     
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    Some nice images here!

    I like the first and the second to last. Some of the lights seem to reflect off the paint a bit too much, which I think takes away from the chrome because EVERYTHING is reflecting, not just chrome. What a fantastic car!

    One other thing, if you could number your images next time so we can say "Number 3 is fantastic!" or "Gratz on 6!" Thankies!
     
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    I remember when these things were as common as stop signs, or no...wait, Macdonalds signs. Now I see so few in that condition. You've captured that old girl well...Good stuff!
     
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    renumbered!

    thanks for the comments guys.

    any ideas on how to tweak the glare so i get more off the chrome and less off the whole car (he just cleaned it up before we left, so that didnt help matters much haha)
     
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    Very cool shots. Gotta dig this car tho.
     
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    I like the ones with the beetle in the sunset. I am a HUGE fan of bettles. I want to own one someday but I want an older convertible to drive around during the summer!!!!! Its a dream but it might never happen.
     
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    Nice shots! One of my classmates has this same car, just older...and it looks very old too. :D
     
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    valvecovergasket TPF Noob!

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    thanks for the kind words!


    anyone have any other ideas on getting rid of some of that grainyness?
     
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    #1 and #6 are best, in mho.....really love that parking garage scene...the purple with the red...great!!!
     
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    She's a beauty. My 2nd car was a VW Sunbug
     

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