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Lotus Esprit

Postby robbon44 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:38 am

OK well i am not a professional photographer and this is only the second car i have been asked to take some shots of.

The car owner is a friend from work and he was over the moon with he results of the photo shoot. Even though the setting was not the best. I have told him i have some ideas of where we should get the next photo shoot done.

Nice car though !

comments welcomed.

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JC14-1-2 by robbon44, on Flickr

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JC15-1 by robbon44, on Flickr


and the mandatory arty farty car that i think Darthkindy drives on a weekend .... :D


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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby pierovera » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:21 pm

Nice shots and nice car! I like the post-processing, it looks nice. It's HDR, right?
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby robbon44 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:57 pm

Hi pier, yes they are HDR. I try to use the tone mapping in canon's own dpp, then I switch to lightroom and do the usual cropping, tonal adjustments, color and sharpening etc.

:D
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby 4xxxx » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:24 am

It looks like folks in NZ don’t like driving mini’s or ford.


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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby oldCarlos » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:00 pm

Excellent series Rob. Not keen on that last one, but the others are great. Love the PP'ing. 8)
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby lagnificent » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:59 pm

Nice photos. Cool angles and PP. I hate you =P. (Damn New Zealanders and their cool scenery and cars.)
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby robbon44 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:40 am

:D
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby XNavyHM3 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:07 pm

Guess it's just me, and of course, no offense, but I think they are very nice pictures of an ugly car... I do like the red Corvette much better. :) But wow, what I couldn't buy with the money spent on that car! Maybe gray just isn't my color! :shock:
What did the inside look like Rob? I am betting that it is a pretty sweet ride...
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby robbon44 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:54 am

Actually the interior was a little dated and there was a smell of petrol!

It's not my cup of tea but my surname is bond. No joke. So ..well...it's a bond car...i had to have a go.

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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby Arthur Dent » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:47 am

Great shots Rob. Like the HDR, I think it works well with cars, as for the last one, I quite like it, a bit dark overall perhaps, but not bad.

lagnificent wrote:Nice photos. Cool angles and PP. I hate you =P. (Damn New Zealanders and their cool scenery and cars.)
Tell me about it! Two of my friends have emigrated down there and they aren't coming back... :mrgreen:
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby XNavyHM3 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:57 am

What can I say... you did well with what you had to work with. :P And it might not be my first choice for a yard decoration, but given the chance, I would have tried it out too. Hm, helicopters and fast cars...I wonder what gadgets you'll pop up with next Mr. Bond. :)
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby maxjj » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:04 am

so why is their so many kiwi`s in australia :D
not that i mind, but if its that good.......
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby robbon44 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:28 am

It could be....

1) there are too many poms in NZ?
2) they only keep the good kiwis and export the bad ones?
3) they are trying to spread the word that NZ is way way way better than OZ. And that this is just
an extended holiday?


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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby audioman » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:58 am

Don't even go there Rob.
This is why
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3371481
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Re: Lotus Esprit

Postby robbon44 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:22 am

:)
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