I was visiting Mar del Plata when I found lots of old cars racing on a secondary street at ocean front. I shoot some cars like This one, but soon the sunset create some difficulties to shot race cars, so I had to try something different. Here is the result, with a little bit of panning. I enhance the colours of the sky with a little bit extra saturation because the dark subject was too sad without it.
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xavshot (69835) 2008-07-02 22:56
superbe résultat ! j'aime beaucoup la netteté sur l'avant de la voiture et l'ambiance de cette photo. Très beau travail.
DKarine (3903) 2008-07-02 23:43
As all your photos, this one is decently centred, worked and extremely been looked.
Colors are extraordinary and the front of the car contrasts with its movement and the vagueness which results from it.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-07-03 0:34
Great impression with effective lights. I like the blurred envirinment and the dynamic spectacle, the composition is excellent. Very well done! Have a nice day
Stepan (27210) 2008-07-03 0:36
An impressive and master-light management. The result is really perfect and makes the image looking like a professional one. Excellent.
Floydian (30970) 2008-07-03 0:46
For me panning is easy, but in almost total darkness, well that's a complete different story. Hard to see the panning here, but i see a lot of blur movement in the background and in combination with the darkness it looks a bit mytical, but how i love that red from the car. The hood is really shining, but also the light in the sky looks damn good.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-07-03 0:56
Fantastica foto do rali. O focus na frente do carro esta excelente. Toda a area envolvente está magnifica com cores lindas
Um grande abraço
siamesa (27741) 2008-07-03 1:46
Uma foto cinematográfica.A impressão é de que o carro surge do meio da escuridão.Uma imagem linda.
delkoo (68) 2008-07-03 4:14
I was drawn into this one by the thumbnail and title, and wasn't disappointed: it's an unusual, cleverly taken photo packed with drama.
i like this view, nicely spotted and well executed
belido (19934) 2008-07-03 4:19
muito interessante efeito. Está dinâmica e muito bem apresentada. A escuridão poderia ter atrapalhado, mas aqui funciona muito bem, realçando essa caranga. Com relção ao tratamento nas cores do céu, está perfeito. Muito bem sacada. Beleza!
Jonas_Schmitt (3074) 2008-07-03 5:58
Another wonderful picture in your gallery, this really looks amazing. What a great panning picture, this must have been really difficult, especially because it was in almost total darkness. The blur movement in the background is wonderul and the lights of the car are perfectly sharp. The colors of the sky are great, too and I like the contrast a lot. This picture is really artistic, I have never seen any composition like this before, really really wonderful!
Best regards and have a nice day,
ruisc_pt (10744) 2008-07-03 7:06
Excelente "dawn" lighting.
feather (51130) 2008-07-03 8:02
This is a very unusual and extraordinary photo. I love the atmosphere created by the sunset colours. Panning in the dark can't be easy, yet the background is nicely blurred while the front of the car is perfectly sharp. You also placed the car well in the frame so it has some space infront of it. Well done
jusninasirun (17160) 2008-07-03 9:24
Hello Jose. Excellent capture in low light. Reminded me of Stephen King's Christine, the movie. I like the pastel image with the sharpness of the front part of the car. Well done and this is one of my favorite. Jusni
Gerrit (47886) 2008-07-03 10:12
very good picture of this car appearing from nowhere. Great colors.
mark_mk (266) 2008-07-03 11:42
yes, panning! One of my favorite techniques, I`m quite familiar with that tecnique and I think I`m pretty good at it, but I have never done such a shot, never when it was already dark. I am very impressed man, you handled it very good, the sunset colors in the background and the panned car look wonderful. Once again a great job, like all of your images. I closely study your exposure and try to learn from that one, great shot!
Waylim (25352) 2008-07-03 12:43
Beautiful tone and nice blur effect to show scenery in motion. The front of the car itself is very nice and sharp. Classic and good composition. Taking a joy ride in the evening. simply beautiful. Thanks.
baba_flies (8829) 2008-07-03 12:57
Hello Jose! This is truly different with a strange sad beauty, and I really like that you can clearly see the lamps of the car and that the rest remains a "secret", taken in by the night that slowly moves in. The background pink is really attractive, a romantic sunset as it seems. This is an exquisite photo, different and very special to me. I really like it, excellent! Barbara.
Scharan (14144) 2008-07-03 18:17
Cores inspiradoras, ótimo tratamento.
Belos efeitos, resultado nota 10!
SteveH (6239) 2008-07-03 23:38
Hi Jose, Oh yes, that is just great, blurred to give an idea of the motion and just enough light against the colourful sky that we can see the car body. well done. Cheers, Steve
jvsb (1382) 2008-07-04 4:28
Uma foto realmente diferente, algo que se reflete também nos comentários, já bem completos. Seu sentimento de fotógrafo aqui foi fundamental para arrancar uma foto impressionante de uma condição extremamente difícil de iluminação, com uma ajudinha no pp, claro... Não é uma foto panning estilo Henk, límpida, perfeitamente iluminada, etc. Mas é uma que tem estilo, e como... O foco bem delimitado aos faróis do carro, cheio de “personalidade”, rasgando no lusco-fusco rosa, desfocado, bêbado, portenho..., ficou bem peculiar. Só não gostei muito do poste desfocado à direita. Nessa condição, vira artefato, elemento dispersivo, mas é de somenos.
carper (96) 2008-07-04 9:05
a fantastic shot of this ralye, good shot is the low light fine efftt with the colours and the lights of the car, well seen and good photojob, have a nice day.
lucasgalodoido (21089) 2008-07-04 15:33
muito interessante essa imagem, parece ser o Karmman Ghia. Gostei do efeito de velocidade no teto dele.
Parabéns e Abraço
wgreis (8267) 2008-07-04 18:18
ainda preciso caminhar muito para conseguir boas fotos com as suas. Ótimas cores com uma beleza da sensação de movimento.
Vai para minhas favoritas.
gracious (20025) 2008-07-05 0:47
Very beautiful effect on this car race!
the colouration is truly beautiful with the moving car!
well done and many thanks for the sharing
dareco (17134) 2008-07-05 3:15
Excellent pp work! The colors in the sky are very beautiful and I like the red car and the movement shown. Interesting picture! TFS and have a great weekend!
polpo56 (15134) 2008-07-05 5:39
a difficult shot, but very well realized and composed.
Amazing the car lights, the one focused thing in the scenary.
good panning effect.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-07-05 12:38
Hi, Jose -
An interesting use of panning; the front of the car looks still while the rear is not - the effect of having it in shadow. Nie light management, too.
RPoole5552 (1812) 2008-07-05 16:26
I like the effect created by blurring everything except front end of the car. Very eye catching. Thanks for sharing.
Cricri (106327) 2008-07-05 22:54
C'est un beau moment avec les couleurs du ciel et la prise de la voiture sorti de l'ombre, trés belle réalisation
Have a nice sunday for you
MarcT (20964) 2008-07-05 23:13
Great mood with this oft picture of a pink our.
The cars brings the subject and the blur works well in this situation.
pablominto (53744) 2008-07-05 23:21
The result is interesting, with a fine touch of speed!
A fine atmosphere with wonderful colours, fine effect from special exposure...
I'm afraid I'm not able to recognize the car but most likely a British Ford..!
bakes888 (18499) 2008-07-06 1:21
Hi Zeca. Your experimenting has worked exceedingly well. Great photo. Good action and wonderful colours. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
RADEEH (2802) 2008-07-06 3:10
Your experiment 100% successful in bringing out a superb image.
The blurred effect has highlighted the subject even in very low light conditions.
Congrats and TFS
trekks (14348) 2008-07-06 9:10
Very nice color tone and soft mood in this capture. I like the composition and the presentation.
chirasak (2) 2008-07-06 18:28
this is such a nice picture a red car look so perfect with a blur background
Emile (20350) 2008-07-06 21:18
Very good pan shot, very well captured. Good work.
Wish you a nice week ahead.
crckt (7218) 2008-07-07 13:20
Sorry I missed quite a few shots while I was away. I chose this one to critique first because this is simply STUNNING! beautiful work, the panning worked really well.
avene (12675) 2008-07-08 8:18
very interesting work, Zeca. I know nothing about the panning, but I imagine that in the darkness it's even more difficult. but the result is definitely worth the effort, I like a lot the hell-is feeling to the scene. the colour in the sky is great, and creates a striking contrast with the dark lower part of the photo. fascinating shot, my compliments.
COSTANTINO (55564) 2008-07-08 11:20
Hello my friend,
A modern photo and a modern way of taking photos...The colours do the contrast and the car shows its movement with success,
bravo,thanks for sharing
skippy007 (12510) 2008-07-09 0:38
Hello Zeca, I like the result you achieved here, The front of the cat is well focused & in this shot that is sufficient, the colour of the sky looks good as does the red on the front of the car.
Flavia (10352) 2008-07-09 4:58
Fatastica foto! O panning ficou muito bom, os farois bem nitidos. O pp no ceu foi mto bem feito e relamente ajuda a realcar a foto. Excelente esta seir de fotos dos carros antigos.
bostankorkulugu (42046) 2008-07-10 7:27
can a car race be romantic?... with this shot you proove it is possible jose... beautiful indeed...
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-08-15 1:50
Oi José ,
Que magnifico panning sobre este carro vermelho , gostei muito das cores e do contraste , grande técnica de mestre esta foto tua foto :), parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
pboehringer (770) 2008-10-11 14:04
essa imagem esta simplesmente demais. A sua iamginacao e paciencia realmente nao conhece limites. A visao esta perfeita. Voce sabe que eu sempre encontro um pouco de algo que poderia ser diferente, ne? Pois aqui creio que um clone no mastro e naquele outro treco a esquerda para limpar o ceu teria sido a minha contribuicao ;-)
P-S-I-G (25532) 2009-10-03 21:50
Wonderful shot. I enjoy the atmosphere and the tones, especially in the sky. The car is very nice.
Very good capture.
- Copyright: Jose A Hauer (zeca) (19762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-28
- Categories: Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5:5.6 II
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Old Cars, Rallye, TE`s Members Favorites!, Cars of races, Sunset from the world, Cars & Cars, selection [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-02 22:54
- Favorites: 2 [view]