Mazda Rx-7

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    Tell me what you think could make this better. I was gonig for beautiful colors, and with a 2 second self timer, mirrorlockup, tripod made photos, at F/8 on my 50 1.8, I also wanted sharpness, it's only a JPEG thuogh so I could've gotten more detail from RAW. This is unedited. what can I do: editing, or photographically to make this better?
     
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    http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n15/eastermonkey/Rx-7/IMG_0010.jpg
    is this one better? it seems too centered but it doesn't have the trash on the ground also the trees on the hill seem to lose some "POW!!!!" they have in the first image. (nevermind, the "endless" feeling of the building isn't in this photo and it kills it, return to critiquing the first one only)
     
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    i honestly dont see anything in any of those two pictures
     
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    Fair enough, uninteresting subject matter? bad composition? bad exposure? bad contrast? because it makes it sound like bad everything but that doesn't give me a whole lot to work with. Anything stands out to you the most?
     
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    Well for me the composition here is a turn off...I don't mind seeing abstract type shots of a car, ( close ups', curves in fenders/ Grill/ hood ornament/ etc, etc..) but a half a car ?? I mean the car is the subject , then you should show it..

    you also have almost to much frame here that takes away from the car, but does highlight some trash on ground ...ouch...

    The orange cone should be gone...

    The car is actually showing to much shadow/ and tree reflection...

    car photos are tuff, ( reflections) I mean you could pull off a great shot, showing off detail/ curves/ sheen, / angle/ and then notice a reflection on a hubcap or chrome bumper.... so the car itself here is just picking up to much shadow, and reflection...

    Think I would try a re shoot in an area thats more open...
     
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    Keep the lights down. They break the lines of the car.
     
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    I'm with New England on this. For starters; my eyes are drawn to the cone, it's really colourful and so it takes away from the car. Then there's that piece of paper (?). If you want to show us the beauty of the car, make sure everything in the pic is beautiful.
    And yes, it's strange you cut off a (it seems random) part of the car.
    And that wall is not leading towards the car, it's leading over it and away. So maybe you're angle could be better.
    Just my observations. Are you going to reshoot? Keep 'm coming!





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    Aw c'mon- Can't you at least try?
     
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    I'll definitely do more. You guys want the same place or should I do some location shopping? Thanks for the tips. I'll give you a link to a page with all the pictures from the shoot.

    http://www.mazdaforum.com/m_44267/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#44314
     
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    I don't get this comment. Elaborate please?
     
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    Personally I don't know whats in your area , but I would get out in the open away from trees or other unwanted reflections... maybe something like an old brick building, dull in color might work.. with some nice clean pavement, check out some industrial sites that are closed on maybe a sunday , and hit there parking lots.. You want the car/ not the background..
     
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    Seems to be a little too much empty space on the left.
     

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