Grunge C&C

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  1. Brutus

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    What do you think of this picture? It's just looking through a backlit, junked out, soot covered car, and I thought the light sillhouetting the rearview mirror looked nice so I took a picture, and I like the feeling of grunge the picture exudes. I just brightened it out of the camera a bit.
     
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    It's still very dark, to the point where you can't really make out any texture - which would be the only thing that will make an image like this interesting.
     
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    No offence but this isn't interesting.

    I always think to myself, what would I want to look at? If I was going to buy a large photo for a room in my house what would I enjoy?

    I don't think a dirty car would come under that.
     
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    The colors are nice, the idea too, but like fokker said it needs texture to it
     
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    It's not doing it for me the way it is. The concept is sound.

    Texture and more clarity on the reflection of the mirror. Even a steering wheel would add to it. Maybe rub a little portal in there with your hand so you can see outside at some weeds or an old building or whatever's out there.
     
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    Not really working for me either. Its too dark.. i agree with them.. some more light to bring out the texture of this would work a little better.
     
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    Well, that's *your* style and taste.

    I'd lose the rear view mirror. Crop it up into a trio of abstracts for a small grouping. Not all images have to be printed large. Possibilities.

    I played around and am rather fond of flipping it 90degrees CCW, and cropping off the mirror for a long abstract image that I have the perfect spot for in my house.
     
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    I'll try to take it again tonight. I'll get a bit of a fill light so you can see the texture of the windshield wiper, but I really doubt being able to see through will be of any help. It's a trailer filled with garbage bags. Thanks for the comments.
     
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    Also, I can't really get rid of the mirror without cropping majorly. This is looking through the car from the front (outside the car), but I'll play around with some different positions
     
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    Think outside the box.
     
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    The box is just so warm and cozy...
     
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    I like the mirror because it is a familiar shape and helps me understand this picture. There are a lot of ways this could be cropped, though, as bitter pointed out.

    :thumbup:
     

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