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11 Comments | Report
DaveLoucks PRO+
 
DaveLoucks May 21, 2016
Congrats on win, great photo Fun find.
cclaude PRO
 
cclaude May 21, 2016
Congrats on your challenge win. Well deserved!
mlorenekimura PRO+
 
mlorenekimura May 21, 2016
Congrats on the challenge win! Great angle and shot
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle May 21, 2016
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
CapeCodGuy
 
CapeCodGuy June 07, 2016
Congratulations on the win! Awesome content and composition!
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon June 09, 2016
Fab shot - so much personality!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography July 20, 2016
like it!
David_Pavlich
 
David_Pavlich September 17, 2016
One carguy to another, you've got some good stuff here!!
DreamCapturedImages
 
DreamCapturedImages March 07, 2017
Great perspective and this one is razor sharp!
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jimbillups March 07, 2017
Thank you very much!
pmjfloyd
 
pmjfloyd March 08, 2017
Nice capture!
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jimbillups March 08, 2017
Thank you very much.
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography October 13, 2017
Beautiful / Voted

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at a car show and parts swap meet in Southern California.
Time
This picture was taken during the very early morning hours around 6:30 AM.
Lighting
The overcast weather provided nice soft lighting overall, which I usually prefer. I also used on-camera flash fill pulled by about 2 or 3 stops.
Equipment
I used my Olympus E-1 DSLR with an 11-22mm lens and FL-50 flash. The shot was handheld 1/30 second at f/2.8
Inspiration
I've always been drawn to subjects that have a lot of texture and detail. Usually things that have rust, peeling paint and dents are my favorite. They have the most character and in essence have a story to tell. On top of that, I'm a lover of cars, especially the classics and muscle cars.
Editing
Photoshop is my choice for post processing. For this image, starting with the RAW file, I did my normal curves, shadows/highlights adjustments and color balance. The cloudy sky was enhanced as well to give better balance between the dark Mercury and the sky
In my camera bag
These days I tend to travel light. I usually carry one Olympus E-M1 body, a couple of lenses, a Nissin i40 flash and a spare battery of two. Presently the lenses I tend to use most often are the 7-14mm 2.8, 12-40mm 2.8, 40-150mm 2.8, and 300mm 4.0
Feedback
Photographing cars is probably what I like to do most. My suggestion is rather than trying to fit a whole car in an image, get close and capture details instead. It's those smaller and finer elements, such as grills, tail lights, badges and hood ornaments that can make for some great subjects.

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