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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:50 pm 
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My son was home on the weekend and I took this pic. of his clean truck.

I dropped the exposure compensation by 1 even though the camera was flashing me the question mark suggesting using the flash. I never fired the flash and at -1 compensation I think the resullt is good. So much for listening to the camera.

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might wanna try blacking out that license plate a little better and reposting, i can still read it quite well. :shock:


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Nice truck!

I like the perspective, but an idea might be to get a little lower on the ground physically with the camera, unzoom to your widest and try and get a different, more impressive perspective.

Perhaps moving yourself a little more alongside the passenger side of the truck would give you some different lines?

Maybe even do some selective DoF stuff with the logo on the front grill :D

I love still life stuff, and wide-angle still life is even better!

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It's a nice picture and there isn't anything really wrong that I can put my finger on with it, but it lacks that little "extra something" which really draws my attention (maybe HDR?). I also think that the white car which is reflected in the truck can be a bit distracting.

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I do a lot of still life vehicle photography and when taking pictures of less interesting cars e.g trucks you have to make them seem interesting , so you could get on the floor and point the camera up directly in front of the truck to make it look mean and demanding, also at night would be better, and again maybe off road whilst car still clean would give more effect :wink:


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