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Well there is a Driftworks photo comp http://www.driftworks.com/2010/08/driftworks-photography-competition-2010/

 

I'm planning on entering, but also having a hard time deciding what photo to submit. This is the short list, any help picking them out would be great. Also, these are at 85% of resolution, a ffull high res one will be submitted.

IMG_1720.jpg

IMG_2090.jpg

IMG_2669.jpg

IMG_2828.jpg

IMG_3219.jpg

IMG_3689.jpg

IMG_3984.jpg

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the one of simon for sure . nice and clear . so close to the action as well

 

and as if im in there . im the only car not making smoke :lol:

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Yea the one of Simon,

Really good shot.

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shot of simon without hesitation

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Yeah thinking its a winner.

Everything about it works. Nice angle, good car and the thing i like the most, Simon looks to be having the time of his life.

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Perfect man, didn't think the picture could be any better till i seen this.

 

Do you have photoshop or another program?

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Adobe Lightroom.

 

Can adjust clours, light, contrast etc. But everytime you adjust something it'll adjust the whole picture.

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Yeah the Simon shot is great.

One of Dave's sil is pretty good too haha.

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Use the adjustment brush.

 

Go to the develop menu, under the histogram you will see a paintbrush. Just paint in what you want changed about the photo selectively, instead of a global adjustment.

 

Plenty of information out there as Jay said, just google adjustment brush.

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Looks a little over saturated to me. You have also lost some detail in your blacks with too must contrast etc. Definitely the photo of the lot though.

 

It needs to be sharper aswell... I amazed no one has mentioned this...

 

Otherwise great shot and goodluck! :)

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As Jay just posted, thats one of the main reasons i am not really chuffed about entering... It's not talent based and voted on behalf of judges, its just whichever 12yr old has the most friends at school being badasses.

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sorry but none of them are that good..

 

I am sure that you have taken Better shots some where...

 

they are good, but need a little more...

 

the shot of simon is almost the best of them but the white 31 is the sharpest, and has the best feeling...

 

not knowing where and what you were shooting with, i cant comment on what to do to get better... but my feeling is they need to have a little more action...

 

as for the lightroom mod, its too over saturated, and dont look all the best...

 

ill have a go with Gimp at work and repost

 

M

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IMG_2090 mc.jpg

 

here is my reworked image

 

all i have done is cropped about 25%

sharpened it (unsharp mask)

and done a slight levels adjustment

 

lightened the photo and moved the mid tones

 

all up about 35 seconds

 

my experience with lightroom is that you can get the same reults, are you shooting raw or just jpg?? Lightroom will also do an adjustment to a jpg, but it is better working on raw files...

 

email me if you really want some techniques... i have some videos on level adjustments

 

M

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so when are these photos being put up? has been a while.

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Much better, The sharpening is what was needed most. The cropping also gives the shot more direction and feel.

 

Good job

IMG_2090 mc.jpg

 

here is my reworked image

 

all i have done is cropped about 25%

sharpened it (unsharp mask)

and done a slight levels adjustment

 

lightened the photo and moved the mid tones

 

all up about 35 seconds

 

my experience with lightroom is that you can get the same reults, are you shooting raw or just jpg?? Lightroom will also do an adjustment to a jpg, but it is better working on raw files...

 

email me if you really want some techniques... i have some videos on level adjustments

 

M

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