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Old 15th September 2013, 11:47   #3646
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TG - Mustang? Wow!
Yup!

One more. This one was shot somewhere along the Southern California
Coastline, very close to Big Sur.
Exposure 108
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Focal Length 20 mm
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Old 15th September 2013, 19:34   #3647
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Awesome shot TG! Wish the light trail from the headlamp also was captured..!

A recent picture of my ride
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My HeartBeat, shot during my one and only Team-BHP B'lore meet.
Editing done using Picasa and GIMP.

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Awesome shot TG! Wish the light trail from the headlamp also was captured..!

A recent picture of my ride
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Next time

Another one from a cold foggy morning. I was out early for a job when I noticed the fog and the buildings touching each other. Didn't waste much time, quickly went home, drove the car up to an empty parking lot, and shot this one.
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Another one from a cold foggy morning. I was out early for a job when I noticed the fog and the buildings touching each other. Didn't waste much time, quickly went home, drove the car up to an empty parking lot, and shot this one.
wow! that's so unreal!!

beautiful!
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Next time

Another one from a cold foggy morning. I was out early for a job when I noticed the fog and the buildings touching each other. Didn't waste much time, quickly went home, drove the car up to an empty parking lot, and shot this one.
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Nice Ride & a Wonderful Click.
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Next time

Another one from a cold foggy morning. I was out early for a job when I noticed the fog and the buildings touching each other. Didn't waste much time, quickly went home, drove the car up to an empty parking lot, and shot this one.
Very well executed! Mind sharing the processing done?
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Next time

Another one from a cold foggy morning. I was out early for a job when I noticed the fog and the buildings touching each other. Didn't waste much time, quickly went home, drove the car up to an empty parking lot, and shot this one.
Lovely shot. Really like the red-greyscale contrast.

Here's one from last year.

Somewhere near Corbett. On our way through a reserve forest for some grocery shopping (we were staying at a forest rest house)

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wow! that's so unreal!!

beautiful!
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That's a Dream Come true !!
Nice Ride & a Wonderful Click.
Thanks guys.

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Lovely shot. Really like the red-greyscale contrast.

Here's one from last year.

Somewhere near Corbett. On our way through a reserve forest for some grocery shopping (we were staying at a forest rest house)

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Thanks Nilanjan. Your automobile looks like a prowling animal there Your strong wildlife roots can be seen in that shot.

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Very well executed! Mind sharing the processing done?
Thanks Dodge_Viper! I am including a breakdown of how I made that image.

I started with 2 renders out of lightroom, both from the same shot. One underexposed and one over exposed.
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Then I made a mask and using it as an alpha channel, I blended the 2nd image over the first.
This is how the mask looks like.
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And this is how the blended image looks like.
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Then I cloned away the elements I did not like.
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Since some of the car's profile is now affected, I made a selection just for the car and copied only the car from the previous over exposed shot, and pasted it over that.
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Now I am close to he final shot, but I was not happy with my colors, so I did a color balance on the image. Also removed some minor elements through cloning.
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After that, I cleaned up a bunch of stray reflections which were on the car. Mostly used cloning and stamping.
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Then I did a minor perspective correction as I thought the buildings were too tilt.
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Finally added a layer for tyre marks on the ground as I thought it looked a little too plain and didnt add to the story of the car.(Mustang in this case is a very well known drift car, hence the decision to go with the tyre marks)
And last but not the least, a slight increase in the brightness of the lights and mustang logo as the finishing touches.
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Here is a look at my photoshop layers as well.
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I hope that was of help. Sorry if its a little too detailed and tedious. I thought it might demystify the processing a little bit!

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Here is a look at my photoshop layers as well.
I hope that was of help. Sorry if its a little too detailed and tedious. I thought it might demystify the processing a little bit!

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Thanks a lot TG. That is indeed a very useful detailed explanation. I am still a noob in processing, hence it will take some bit of experimenting till I get a hang of all those steps . The last image of all the layers would be most helpful.

Again thanks for so much efforts .
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Thanks Dodge_Viper! I am including a breakdown of how I made that image.
Absolutely brilliant TG !! That inspires a lot in me to do something similar.
PS has been always a mystery thing for me. It's got so much things that can be used.
As an experiment, I will use some of your tips to create something closer to your image.
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Autumn colors are coming. Time to start clicking.

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Nice job TG - and thanks for the breakup!

I had no idea this was your Mustang!! Sweet...

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Finally added a layer for tyre marks on the ground as I thought it looked a little too plain and didnt add to the story of the car.
What was the image of the tyre marks that you used? More details on this please...

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@ 14000rpm - Nice click. I feel like selectively colour-correcting only the car part of the image would help a lot.

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Old 27th September 2013, 21:26   #3660
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Thanks a lot TG. That is indeed a very useful detailed explanation. I am still a noob in processing, hence it will take some bit of experimenting till I get a hang of all those steps . The last image of all the layers would be most helpful.

Again thanks for so much efforts .
You are very welcome!

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Absolutely brilliant TG !! That inspires a lot in me to do something similar.
PS has been always a mystery thing for me. It's got so much things that can be used.
As an experiment, I will use some of your tips to create something closer to your image.
Looking forward to seeing your efforts.

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Nice job TG - and thanks for the breakup!

I had no idea this was your Mustang!! Sweet...
What was the image of the tyre marks that you used? More details on this please...

Thanks,
R
Thanks Rehaan. And I am glad you found the breakdown helpful. The tyre image is a shot of drift marks which was set as "overlay" in the blend mode.
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Autumn colors are coming. Time to start clicking.

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The whole image looks a little too vibrant IMO. Also, the manner of cropping where I see a bit of the headlight kinda makes the car look cut off. When you decide to make a close up composition, clearly show off the aspect of the car you want to focus on boldly. And if you include something include it whole, a sense of completion makes an image stronger. Nice stuff though. Fall is an awesome time to shoot!

Another one, this time a close up.
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