MG --> Vintage car


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leeter

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Hmm, sharing a car that i love soo much~ (haven't got money to buy it though)



Comments welcomed, soo do talks abt MGs. :D
 

marcwang

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I know very little about MGs..... accept for being what a roadster should be. Being Light, Rear wheel drive and being flashy. A pity that now that only the Mazda MX5 kept to this principle. The current new MGs leave little to be desired.

If this was intended to be a snapshot... its a fine shot. But if u wanted more out of it... I found the composition a bit lacking. Stand further away, and use about 100mm to 150mm (35mm equivalent) to frame the same composition and perhaps it'll look better... . Using Wide so near can be tricky is not done correctly. U get too much unwanted background into the frame, u get unbalanced distortion, and u get some reflection of yourself.

Recently, got a shot of a MG engine....


Cheers mate... =) .
 

leeter

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thnx for the tips on taking such shoots. Ok, 100 to 150mm, but my camera only got 3x optical zoom, is it enough?
 

Rev

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oooo, car pics. i'm no expert, but my 2cents...

visually, the pic isnt that appealling to highlight the front of the car, makes it look more like a 1-eyed-bug staring at U. Following marc's advice, just use more or full zoom, stand farther away and frame a little more of the car. By doing this, U wont see a disfigured reflection of yrself (see upper chrome part of grill) & U can probably highlight the overall beautiful design elements of the front of the car. I had some difficulties shooting a vintage alfa gt jr, here's a similar shot to maybe give U an idea.

marc, wonderful engine shot, awesome colors, where's the rest of the car? =)

 

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Rev said:
oooo, car pics. i'm no expert, but my 2cents...
:rolleyes: You're too humble ... REV


I believe REV has used about 50-60mm for this shot.... which is good..... it flattens perspective above 50.... so u get more lines... more patterns. See how flat the alfa's face is, thats probably what you are trying to achieve.

Generally car photographers use only very wide(12-24), or pretty long (70-200) for interesting perspectives.
 

leeter

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thnx guys, will try it out again if i have the chance to see some nice vintage cars! or perhaps at the coming Car-shows ? hehee
 

mohgui

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lemme guess... it's a MGB. quite a powerful machine for its class. my friend got a MG Midget Mk II. quite a fun thing to drive actually. you are seated very low to the ground.
 

leeter

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wow... how many types of MG are there ? i only like this type de, with Sliver Chrome/bumper.

Arr... mohgui u tempting me lehz, my friends all no cars yet de... -.-" but it's cool manz !!
 

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marcwang said:
:rolleyes: You're too humble ... REV
yea dude, that's because I dont have awesome nite car fotos... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

mohgui

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leeter said:
wow... how many types of MG are there ? i only like this type de, with Sliver Chrome/bumper.

Arr... mohgui u tempting me lehz, my friends all no cars yet de... -.-" but it's cool manz !!
There are MGA, MGB, MGC, MGF, MG Midget. Erm... i think that's all i can remember... :embrass:
 

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