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Martin
post Mar 25 2011, 02:02 PM
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So here's a couple shots from the feature I got in Banzai last month. I shot these last summer so I've been waiting quite a while for someone to feature them and to finally show them to you guys.
The car itself is pretty insane, TT conversion, lots of CF and weight reduction and a super serious chassi. So I thought some trackshots was obligated and got hold of a track not so far away from me. I was really pleased with the Banzai feature aswell, lots of coverage inside the mag and it was great seing my own pictures used like they should for the first time. I've cut out the detailshots here since they aren't very interesting.

Feel free to comment! I hate them by now ofcourse, but let me know what you think.

1. The covershot

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post Mar 25 2011, 02:35 PM
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your set blows my banzai set of the table sad.gif

like them alot! especially #1/3/4. The last one looks like it's cut in
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post Mar 25 2011, 02:52 PM
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killer set! just love it...very sharp rigs nice color just wow man! the rigs are top notch ! the last one is the wickets
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post Mar 25 2011, 03:13 PM
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2 & 3 are wicked cool and the color in 9 is perfect!

2 & 3 are wicked cool and the color in 9 is perfect!
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post Mar 25 2011, 03:37 PM
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I'm loving the rolling/rig shots ALOT...however in MY opinion, the static shots leave alittle to be desired. Not a fan of the direct lighting and composition, and I think that the last one is they only really standout shot of the series.

Good work though! I defiantely want to see more.
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post Mar 25 2011, 06:59 PM
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2 & 3 are amazing. I really love 3 alot.
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post Mar 25 2011, 11:55 PM
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Sets like this are the reason I keep coming back to DS, incredible work man. What kinda gear you shooting with?
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post Mar 26 2011, 04:43 AM
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QUOTE(MichaelKalbo @ Mar 25 2011, 10:59 PM) *
2 & 3 are amazing. I really love 3 alot.

Me too. I usually don't like pics with the car cut out, but this one is just so badass!
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post Mar 26 2011, 06:54 AM
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Seen these before but very nice Martin!!
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post Mar 26 2011, 09:22 AM
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Thanks guys! Nice to see that you like #3 even if it isn't a good racing line. wink.gif
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post Mar 26 2011, 09:11 PM
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3 is one of the best shots i have seen here in a while
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post Mar 27 2011, 08:09 AM
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Holy crap dude, those first few are just insane. Not crazy about the statics, they're very... straight forward. But those first few are just... damn.
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post Mar 27 2011, 11:04 AM
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QUOTE(DonJuanMair @ Mar 27 2011, 07:11 AM) *
3 is one of the best shots i have seen here in a while


Thanks man!

QUOTE(Seethegrim @ Mar 27 2011, 06:09 PM) *
Holy crap dude, those first few are just insane. Not crazy about the statics, they're very... straight forward. But those first few are just... damn.


It would be nice having access to a track for all rigshots, curbs adds so much drama.
Agreed on the statics, playing it safe I guess. smile.gif
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post Mar 27 2011, 12:55 PM
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Great rigshots as usual, but the CF-doors are to distracting... sick.gif
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post Mar 27 2011, 01:04 PM
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I love #1. In a "rig crazy" world, it's nice to see a well-executed car-to-car shot! Nice work. BTW, how do you get so much contrast and texture out of the road surface on the rig shots, especially in such flat ambient light conditons? I have to play with the file quite a bit in PP to come anywhere close, and even then, it still doesn't look that great. It helps a if the road surface is back-lit or side-lit, but I could only dream of the kind of road surface contrast you have in your images in soft, flat lighting conditions.
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post Mar 28 2011, 03:58 AM
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1, 2 and 3 are just sick!!!

As has been mentioned, the CF is a little too much and distracting. Awesome stuff!!
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post Mar 28 2011, 09:15 AM
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QUOTE(Mr.D @ Mar 27 2011, 10:55 PM) *
Great rigshots as usual, but the CF-doors are to distracting... sick.gif


QUOTE(OHirtenfelder @ Mar 28 2011, 01:58 PM) *
1, 2 and 3 are just sick!!!

As has been mentioned, the CF is a little too much and distracting. Awesome stuff!!


He doesn't care about looks apart from everybody else, he's after the weight saving.. biggrin.gif Thats also why it still has the original color on the untouched parts.


QUOTE(The Yank @ Mar 27 2011, 11:04 PM) *
I love #1. In a "rig crazy" world, it's nice to see a well-executed car-to-car shot! Nice work. BTW, how do you get so much contrast and texture out of the road surface on the rig shots, especially in such flat ambient light conditons? I have to play with the file quite a bit in PP to come anywhere close, and even then, it still doesn't look that great. It helps a if the road surface is back-lit or side-lit, but I could only dream of the kind of road surface contrast you have in your images in soft, flat lighting conditions.


#1 is a rigshot. smile.gif But I'm working on a good method for steady car to car shots to save PP time.
Regarding the road contrast, I have one quite heavy contrast layer for only the road. But also the surface on a track is quite different compared to a regular street.
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post Mar 28 2011, 12:28 PM
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QUOTE(Martin @ Mar 28 2011, 12:15 PM) *
#1 is a rigshot. smile.gif But I'm working on a good method for steady car to car shots to save PP time.
Regarding the road contrast, I have one quite heavy contrast layer for only the road. But also the surface on a track is quite different compared to a regular street.


There's so little distortion in that shot that I assumed it was a car-to-car. Shows what I know:) So are you just layering in a darker exposure to bump up the road contrast, or are you actually changing the contrast settings in your camera for that layer?

This is pretty typical in terms of how much road contrast I can usually get:



If I recall correctly, I layered in a darker exposure for the road surface, then burned certain parts of the road. Like you said, it depends a lot on the actual road surface and this Cadillac as shot on very smooth asphalt. That said, the "streakiness" of the road texture in your images just adds so much more drama than what I usually get.
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post Mar 28 2011, 01:24 PM
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QUOTE(The Yank @ Mar 28 2011, 10:28 PM) *
There's so little distortion in that shot that I assumed it was a car-to-car. Shows what I know:) So are you just layering in a darker exposure to bump up the road contrast, or are you actually changing the contrast settings in your camera for that layer?

No you really want to go with as neutral exposure as possible meaning not too overexposed so you are loosing details and not to underexposed so you have a lot of image noise.
You can do a couple of seperate shots of the ground if it's not a cloudy day so have a backup if some parts are blown out.
In PP you add different contrast curves and not in your camera settings. Thats it!
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post Mar 28 2011, 03:49 PM
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saw these when they came across the desks at Super Street. nice work Martin, these look really good! I would love to use for a car some time, please keep Modified in mind thumbs_up.gif thumbs_up.gif
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