C&C Mazda RX-7

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  1. Overstanding

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    Hello,
    I wanted to get some good feed back on this photo. I used Lightroom to create three exposures, Photomatix to layer them up, and Photoshop to boost color, saturation, and to remove noise.

    Thank You for viewing,
    Derrick

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    Doesn't seem to be over done, I like it. Can you post the original image so we can see what you had to work with?
     
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    The editing looks fine to me. It is way to tightly cropped for my taste though.
     
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    i find it a bit soft for my liking but otherwise a good job done.
     
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    ya a lil dull i wud maybe add a little more contrast...and saturation to up ur pic...also cropped too closely..not bad though
     
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    +1 on being cropped too tight. Looks like you had a beautiful scene to work with too.

    ~Tom

    P.S.- I had a 94 Chaste White RX7. That is one car that felt like at ANY moment it would break for no reason.
     
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    I think it is great, I love the shot, just up the contrast a little and it would be just right, and I agree that the crop is a little tight.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I'm not close to my computer at the moment, so I'll upload the originals later on today.
     
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    I think the colors are a little dull for my liking, the crop is too tight, and it is soft. Should have bumped the aperture to something along the lines of F/16+. Hate to be so critical, but I guess thats what the forum (and C&C threads) is for.

    Mark
     
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    Rx-7's do need a little bit of extra love and care. Those rotary engines are crazy! By the way this is not my car, it's owned by a friend of mine.

    When I was turning up the contrast and the saturation, the reds were popping a little too much. When I'm editing for too long my eyes start to play tricks on me lol, so i'm sure this can come out better.

    Feel free to be critical Mark. I have no problem with it.

    Thanks again everyone for giving feedback.
     
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    rotary engines are quite the hassel tho.. if somthin gets fked up.. u gatta pull the whole engine out to fix it.. but on a normal one.. u can jus open it up
     
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    Oh, but they're ever so efficient. Lots of vroom in a rotary engine.
     

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