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SandroD

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« on: January 25, 2010, 05:43:25 PM »








I have consistent problems with red/black cars though.




what do u think?
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HagenHohn

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 09:52:28 AM »

Nice images!

My Canon has extra saturated reds so that may contribute to the problems with reds. I find that both red and black "swallow" the curves and accents of a car where white or silver really show them off. So special or extra lighting effort is needed to get either illumination or shadows onto the surfaces necessary to highlight a curve/edge/crease. Circular Polarizer?

The example you have of the red car seems to have been shot at the height of the daytime and possibly without a polarizer.

I applied a super quick neutral gradient filter that shows the image does contain the data so you could always do it in post-processing: bring out the shadows and tonal contrasts. I only spent about 40 seconds so there is not a lot of effort in blending/smoothing or getting the amounts of tonal adjustments optimized.

Good luck!
Hagen
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