Fast cars and big apertures

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  1. robertwsimpson

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    I took these three pictures this morning at work... what do you guys think?

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    1 & 3 are beautiful!
    2 the chair is very distracting in my opinion.
     
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    thanks for the input. #2 is actually my favorite of these for some reason. I just love the view from the office looking out at the cars.
     
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    Cars in a showroom look a whole lot better then they do outside. Must be the controlled lighting :p
     
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    or the expert photography ;)
     
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    #3 is my favorite. #1 is pretty good. #2 doesn't work at all, IMO. Out of focus objects in the foreground are totally distracting, and, to make matters worse, the one on the left is blocking the front of the silver Aston Martin.
     
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    yeah, I purposely positioned those chairs there to create depth, and I guess it works for me because I know what it looks like from that office. maybe I should have shot one focused on the chair with the car out of focus and seen what that looked like. or put someone in the chair... idk so many things to try next time.
     
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    I think that the chair is fine but the Truck in the background really messes it up! Other two shots are great!
     
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    yes, I hate the truck. I thought that's what everyone was going to complain about.
     
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    the #3 is quite perfect. the #2 doesn't convince me so much because of the table and the chair.
     
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    The first and third shots that everyone likes seem "too cool" as in the white balance is leaning towards blue. I like the warmth of the 2nd shot, but again think that the chairs ,truck, and weird moisture problem dual pane windows all ruin the shot. I like the table though, it is good enough for the depth and I also want to add that I just don't think there is anything special about shot #1, it seems very unitneresting to me. So I say the 2nd shot with less distractions, or the 3rd shot slightly warmer would be winners in my book.
     
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    thanks for the input!

    I actually white balanced the photos by spot balancing on a white object in each... I think the reason they look cool is because of the car color and the early morning sun... The white balance is spot on. That being said, I don't disagree that they might look better slightly warmer.

    maybe the reason that #1 is interesting to me and not to you is that I know that the R on teh back of a jag means $100,000 and 510hp, and that really gets my engine revved up, if you know what I mean... I dunno, to each his own, I suppose.

    I know there are a lot of distractions in #2, but I'm not sure what you mean by dual pane... maybe you can explain further, since dual pane and single pane windows look exactly the same? (these windows are single pane, by the way)
     

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