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Old 1st February 2010, 02:02   #1861
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Viddy, check with your friend if he's using hard borewell water for his car washing.
Wow, and this was one of the later shots. Must say the wheels and tyres are shining.

The Punto is one good looker and in black even more.

Yeah it's hard water. Outer ring road is all hard water. i have the same problem.

I noticed the white spots in my cars as well and now use filtered water to wash the car.
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Old 1st February 2010, 14:42   #1862
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Here are a few pics of my Swift during different trips.

At Lonavala:
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Twins while going for a night trek at Sakandagiri:
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On my way to Kollam:
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Viddy's friend Seggu's car. Shot last Tuesday. Actually this image is for my own use. One can ignore the background.
Almost 40% crop from the full frame. A combination of three shots, so I'll mention average here:
Lens - 20mm.
Aperture - f16
ISO - 50
Time - 3 sec (Manual mode)
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wow, don't know how I missed this one! a very elegant shot..! I guess it is not a multi-jet as that badge is missing in the grill.

Rudraji, 3 seconds - were you using an ND filter or something or is it just the narrow aperture?

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No Sunil, no ND filter. It's only the aperture for ISO 50.
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Rudra sir, your comments please
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Viddy's friend Seggu's car. Shot last Tuesday. Actually this image is for my own use. One can ignore the background.
WOW !!! Breathtaking shot Rudra. I'm viewing your composition for the first time and boom, I became a big fan of yours. I'm not an expert, but using my presumer camera. Here is my Linea picture.
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Sumit, next time try to take closer view. It's not a must and if you're planning to show the car with all surrounding, frame the car as one of your composition object. Try to cut equally brighter areas (as the sky here) from the frame. You're having multiple brighter areas in your picture and eyes hunt to find the right zone as main object (area of main interest). Also shadow details are important. More you add contrast more it gets dark. I've opened a little bit from your shot here and also toned down front gray areas little more to enhance the subject.

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Viddy's friend Seggu's car. Shot last Tuesday. Actually this image is for my own use. One can ignore the background.
Viddy, check with your friend if he's using hard borewell water for his car washing.

Almost 40% crop from the full frame. A combination of three shots, so I'll mention average here:

Lens - 20mm.
Aperture - f16
ISO - 50
Time - 3 sec (Manual mode)

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LORD JESUS!!! that is stunning work sirji!! hats off!!
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Sumit, next time try to take closer view. It's not a must and if you're planning to show the car with all surrounding, frame the car as one of your composition object. Try to cut equally brighter areas (as the sky here) from the frame. You're having multiple brighter areas in your picture and eyes hunt to find the right zone as main object (area of main interest). Also shadow details are important. More you add contrast more it gets dark. I've opened a little bit from your shot here and also toned down front gray areas little more to enhance the subject.

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I see, so a bit lesser saturation and try to get the main object brighter than the surroundings right? Thanks for the advice will surely keep them in mind
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Composition is compromised here to cut the size for postiong.
That's the first thought that came to my mind. After seeing so many auto compositions from you, this one looked like an odd one. No breath space for a car with such big nostrils. Rest of it is brilliant as usual.
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Viddy's friend Seggu's car. Shot last Tuesday. Actually this image is for my own use. One can ignore the background.
Viddy, check with your friend if he's using hard borewell water for his car washing.

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Excellent shot there Rudra. However I was wondering like samurai why such an angle ? I very much like the older shot of the Punto with the side profile.

Now please tell us how you manage to get the car shining like that . Definitely would like to know. If there's a work flow you follow do share that and btw its for Windows user's with CS.
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Excellent shot there Rudra. However I was wondering like samurai why such an angle ? I very much like the older shot of the Punto with the side profile.
Almost the same angle but more from the top.
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Now please tell us how you manage to get the car shining like that . Definitely would like to know. If there's a work flow you follow do share that and btw its for Windows user's with CS.
Firstly, this car is some 300 KM old. So there was not much of issue with paint quality. I did see some white spot on the bonnet (on my monitor at 100% view) and removed them. I suppose those came from hard water usage for washing.

One base exposure is for the body.
One exposure is for the brightest part headlamps/fog lamps/grills
One exposure is for the sky toned down by 2/3rd stop.

Final blending was on my faithful home machine.

For all Photoshop users There were six separate paths made.

One path for the whole car.
One path for the headlamps.
One path for the alloys.
One path for the antenna.
One path for the door glass.
One path for the windscreen.
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Taken at OMR this evening
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Nice. Very nice angle. If possible try this angle again by going back and with longer focal length.
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Stunner Rudra-ji!

Para_7k, really neat shot! I like the illuminated effect the street lighting gives behind the car! Nice one!
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