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    Default If this car was a Singaporean, it'd qualify for NC-16 movies already

    As summer comes in Brisbane, these Jacaranda trees begin to flower en masse such that all you can see on the tree canopy is their flowers, without a hint of its leaves. There are avenues of such trees on some streets. However I chose one single tree with a near perfect carpet to park my car under. I intentionally shot on an overcast day so that the light is diffused and the colours are saturated.

    The car is my own, so I do not care about hiding the number plates. It has been shot a little looser than this final result, pretty much keeping to the rules of thirds, before I decided to crop the car down to just essentially the bottom right quarter and give more emphasis on the tree canopy and purple colour. The red on the car is strong enough that I felt that I didn't need it to dominate a full third of the frame.

    How would you improve this shot?


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    Default Re: If this car was a Singaporean, it'd qualify for NC-16 movies already

    u shd go lower for for car shoot. or they will look very distorted

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    Default Re: If this car was a Singaporean, it'd qualify for NC-16 movies already

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthBaby
    u shd go lower for for car shoot. or they will look very distorted
    Usually I would shoot at the car's level ie low perspective. Howrver, do you feel that in this case, going for the standard low angle when shooting the car is more important than the carpet of purple Jacaranda flowers on the ground?

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    What your main pt of focus??
    Maybe a diffused filter will bring abt a more punch to the Pic.

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    Default Re: If this car was a Singaporean, it'd qualify for NC-16 movies already

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike
    What your main pt of focus??
    Maybe a diffused filter will bring abt a more punch to the Pic.
    The car is the main point of focus but I am experimenting by avoiding having it dominate the frame by the amount of space it takes up. As I explained, I let its colour balance the composition with the rest of the frame's elements - which would be the dashes of mostly purple flowers, and some green foliage.

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    Default Re: If this car was a Singaporean, it'd qualify for NC-16 movies already

    den u shdnt even shoot the car in...

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    imho it would be nice if you shot from further afar so that the car occupies only one third of the frame in such a way that the you can see the trunk of the tree meeting the ground. in this case, the prominence of the tree would increase and the car would just be an object that adds colour and a counterbalance to the photo.

    the other way of going about it could be to let the car occupy most of the frame, shoot from lower down and side on so that the car dominates the frame vertically as well and as a result not see the main trunk of the tree as it would be hidden behind the car. this way you will get a play of the red against the canopy of the tree without the dark trunk meeting the car at odd places.

    btw, nice colours

    kashi

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    Default Re: If this car was a Singaporean, it'd qualify for NC-16 movies already

    Noted and thank you for the feedback so far. Much more insightful than on the other galleries.

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