Automotive Pics - C&C please!

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  1. shrutebucks

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    I took these pictures at dusk, no flash or additional lighting. I think they are slightly dark, but I loved the colours brought out in the sky, which I only slightly enhanced in pp. Please give me some feedback...thanks! :)

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    i love the sky!!!!

    the car needs more light though.
     
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    Sky = nice
    everything else = under exposed
     
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    So I am a newby but could this have been improved as an HDR?
     
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    Could and still can be, are these shot in raw?
     
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    Thats like shooting a model's portrait in shadow but saying you love the way the muslin backdrop looks. The sky isnt your subject here. Try HDR or artificial light. Underexposing almost always makes a sky look better.
     
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    You could try to you a neutral density filter for a long exposure and light paint the car during the exposure. Don't know how that would work out with the ambient light at sunset. 3-5 seconds would be long enough to paint the car.
     
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    jpegs, not raw. i will reshoot this week w flash, tripod and longer exposures...and repost. thanks for the comments guys!
     
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    These shots are still salvageable, I masked out the car and brought up the exposure a bit. Not as good if I had a raw version but still not bad!

    Just a very sloppy edit, I wanted to see if there was detail left. If you were to take your time, color correct, and exposure correct each of these they will look nice.

    Having said that, it would be much better to get it right in camera so the enhancements you make, will make the picture stand out rather than just look right.

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    great edit shmne, thanks! i'll play around with these in pp some more and see how they can be improved. this is my friend's car, and we were going to do a second shoot anyway...the shoot above lasted all of 15 minutes because we were on our way somewhere, haha.
     

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