Happy accident? You decide.

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by TamiyaGuy, Jul 13, 2008.

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Do you like it?

  1. Yeah, it looks great!

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  2. Nope, it's a complete failure.

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  3. It's alright, just not my cup of tea.

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  1. TamiyaGuy

    TamiyaGuy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So I was at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, a place to show off wonderful cars of the past, present and future, at its Forest Rally Stage at the top of the FoS. Obviously, this is a fantastic spot to take some photographs, with green foliage on both sides of the course, dappled light everywhere, and vividly coloured rally cars zooming past. I took camp at the inside of the first tight corner. There I was, snapping away.

    A break in the stream of cars occured, so I thought it would be interesting to try shooting a hand-held HDR sequence of the sky & trees above me. So I shot the 3 images: 0EV, -2EV and +2EV. I'm afraid it didn't turn out so well :blushing:. Another car started off the line, a Renault 5 Turbo, so I quickly grabbed my camera and took a photo. But disaster! I left the settings on +2 Exposure compensation! What's more, the shutter speed turned to an awful 1/5th of a second.

    However, on reviewing all my photographs, I must say I absolutely love this one. The blur is enourmous at the edges of the car, but it's great in the center. It just looks a bit different.

    So, do you like it? Or is it simply a mistake?

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  2. Battou

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    I love it, It's different. lol
     
  3. Ptyler22

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    Thats pretty cool. I took a bunch like that at Limerock yesterday. Maybe try adding some contrast and saturation, then I think it might stand out a little more... Or maybe not.
     
  4. elemental

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    Definitely a happy accident. It certainly captures the speed of the old Renault (and what a great car by the way).

    What happens if you try to darken it a little? Is there data there, or is the bottom right corner completely gone?
     
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    i don't find any redeeming qualities in this picture... but if you like that's all that matters..

    looks like other people on here like it too..
     
  6. elemental

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    Had a go at the curves in GIMP. Here it is with about two minutes of editing:

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  7. Crimsonandwhite

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    I really like the edit, too bad that bottom right corner is completely blown......

    Still looks cool as hell...
     
  8. TamiyaGuy

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    WOAH, fantastic edit! Did you boost the constrast/saturation as well? I never knew you could get such a vivid image from a +2EV photo!

    Yeah, it is a fantastic car. Shame I didn't get some of the other Group B rally cars too, but oh well. I managed to get a nice one of a Talbot Sunbeam, my dad's first car ^_^. I never knew it looked so ugly xD.
     
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  9. elemental

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    Thank you!

    I just scooped the curves pretty hard to bring the exposure back down, and adjusted the color balance a little to what I thought looked normal. Try sharpening it- that looks awesome.
     
  10. Hawaii Five-O

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    We may have to flog those other two voters who didn't say the pic looked great. Good thing they are anonymous :lol:
     
  11. TamiyaGuy

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    If that means what I think it means, then thanks! I understand that some people might think it's not their cup of tea, but I just believe it's nice and different than the usual "freeze everything" photo, as good as they are.
     

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