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    Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    I this shot was taken last week with a Canon 5D Mark II utilizing a long exposure and the wet streets created by light drizzle that evening. The wet streets enhanced the vibrancy on the photo and the lights from bright neon signs across the street added to the colorful canvas. Very minimal editing was done besides cropping and a curve adjustment in photoshop.

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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    Shutter Speed 30.00 Seconds, Aperture F/22, Iso 50, 35mm lens
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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    beautifully done !!

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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    Thank you Armando.
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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    Excellent. Sorry, no critique here.

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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    i really like the concept. but the car has to be defined, sharp and shiny. For that reason alone, I don't think this one works for me.
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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    Thanks for the critique Leels. I appreciate you taking the time to look over the shot. I completely agree that the car should be shiny and sharp. What made it hard to do in this shot is the shutter speed was 30.00 seconds. The traffic was moving the first 20 seconds due to a green light. The last 10 seconds of the shot the car pulled in to the frame and stopped at the red light. thus the light streaks in the shot from motion, but the car sharp due to the red light.

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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    Also the shot is much sharper when blown up. I couldn't figure out how to keep the colors and quality of shot within the file size upload parameters.
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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    I like this shot overall. The one element that bothers me is the white light trail from the tail light to the left curb. It seems like it is trying to point to something (I know it isn't, but I keep following that line).

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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    On closer examination that white streak from the taillight to the curb is actually the street paint. The car is semi transparent in the front due to the first 20 seconds of the shot where the car wasn't there and it was picking up the lines from the street. If you look at the vertical crosswalk paint it is also seen through the front of the car.
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    Re: Mercedes-Benz Ad N.Y.-Critiques welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_2_@hotmail.com
    Thanks for the critique Leels. I appreciate you taking the time to look over the shot. I completely agree that the car should be shiny and sharp. What made it hard to do in this shot is the shutter speed was 30.00 seconds. The traffic was moving the first 20 seconds due to a green light. The last 10 seconds of the shot the car pulled in to the frame and stopped at the red light. thus the light streaks in the shot from motion, but the car sharp due to the red light.

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    Oh yeah Dave. It's definitely tough shooting at 30 seconds. It still is a very nice and strong image. Very urban looking.
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