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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-02
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon 5DII, 24-70 / 2.8 L
Exposure: f/6.3, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-03 7:23
Viewed: 1008
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I photographed some exotic cars at a dealership a few days ago. While the cars have beautiful shapes the environment was not very photogenic so I used a few tools to create a more artistic image.

I used a wide angle lens for the shot and worked off the front shape of these Lamborghinis. I changed the white balance to bluish tones then used some of the artistic effects of CS5 to create a paint like effect. The sharpness of the image was enhanced using NIK’s Viveza’s Structure Control.

chrisJ, fransx, brech, I-Bar, parasbhalla, tnahari, VicZik, jean11-3 has marked this note useful
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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-10-03 7:33]

Hi Roger

Love the paintbrush artistic filter effect with the stark abrupt tonal changes. Good sharpness & blue grey tones. Tfs!


WoW !
It looks like the Batman's car in the foreground, it is like a cartoon from the future, I love this artwork !
Great pov which gives an impressive view of the cars.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-10-03 8:23]

Hi Roger,
An agreeable POV to this modern technology!
A great effect with this paint brush filter to emerge the modern aspect of these racing cars. Nice paint effect with that touch and aspect of metallic result.
Very original approach!
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Roger,

I love this effect on your picture. It looks like a page of a commic book. The POV is great and I love how you manage to make them appearing on the same line.

3, 2, 1, Go ?


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-10-03 8:47]


quel effet sur ce bolides, quelles voiture, une emrveille quel rendu et ce couleur, génaile compo superbe.

Bravo et amitié


I like the posterization effect on those automobiles, they look even more powerful. Wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

I like the effect as it gives these sports car a surreal look, Roger!

The contrasts are well kept and colors are well shown.
Good DOF and POV for this indoor shot.

Thanks for sharing.


Hi Roger
original presentation. creative PP work for artistic results. I like the way it looks like a painting. beautiful play with soft colors.

Nice effect Roger It does improve the shot considerably TFS

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-10-07 19:27]

Hi Roger,

I want the yellow car...... is it still available? I was thinking of a traditional Bentley, now I must say Lamborghini. I will rush to to check my loto ... just in case I won and I can make my dream come true. .. I like the perspective and the color combination. Good PP PS work....TFS


Excellent work Roger, the effect achieved looks as if you have been busy with the brushes and paintbox.
Did you show this to the dealership?
Very good DoF and PoV.The overhead pipes add to the perspective.
They are beautiful cars!
Tfs, regards Jean.

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