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  1. jeroen

    jeroen No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I worked on this old shot a bit more. Looks better without colour I believe :)

    Edit: now that I looked at it again, I noticed the thing is wearing Goodyears. So I am wondering what that little Michelin man is doing on the radiator?

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    Nice shot, I love the detail.
     
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    Wow thats a picture of a tractor and i actually like it it. It looks almost surreal...
     
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    Very well done. This is the first photo of a tractor that I've seen in a long time that has actually been interesting. I think what really makes the shot is that the foreground is like a cross-section of the grass.
     
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    very interesting... is that the michelin guy ? awsome !
     
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    HDR? If not, what did you do to the shot? Its really stunning, it looks like there should be a mushroom cloud three frames to the right.
     
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    hmm, who knows, could it be......film?

    everybody's got HDR on the brain!
     
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    I like it. A little burning across the top edge would finish it up nicely.
     
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    Ive never gotten that effect shooting film...?
     
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    Good lighting and good film...no problem.
     
  11. jeroen

    jeroen No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    LOL Yep, it's a little HDR.
    Here's my layers and adjustment layers. 0 is at the bottom, 5 is on top.

    5. Hue/Saturation, sliding all saturation away to make this B&W.
    4. Copy of the original shot, filtered with "high pass" and the layer set to "hard light" to sharpen the details and adds a little grain.
    3. A curves layer to darken the midtones and to brighten the highlights
    2. A masked "levels" layer to make the clouds more threathening.
    1. Copy of the original shot, lightened with one extra exposure stop and everything masked away. I used a Wacom tablet to paint in the mask and make the tractor "pop".
    0. The original shot.
     
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    jeroen No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh and macropleasure....
    Thank you so much for the nomination :D
    It's my first and you make me blush :D
     

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