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josh99ta
11-05-2006, 07:33 PM
Overcast weather is PERFECT to shoot in so imagine my excitement when I woke to an overcast day today and then realized my car was clean as well. So after I ate and got cleaned up I grabbed the camera and headed out to some spots that I've really wanted to get pictures at in downtown Nashville... only to have the sun come out and stay out once I got there. :mad: I still took some shots since I was there but they are far less than they could have been had the lighting cooperated.



1

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/4043/xdsc0275fm8.jpg



2

http://img278.imageshack.us/img278/9738/xdsc0257uk7.jpg



3

http://img278.imageshack.us/img278/715/xdsc0261bn0.jpg



4

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4342/xdsc0264xav7.jpg



5

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/364/xdsc0269ff2.jpg



6

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/8416/xdsc0271vo4.jpg



7

http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/7771/xdsc0280bb3.jpg



Overall nothing too spectacular but I feel alot of potential in those Marathon Motor Works shots, especially #4. When I get a nice overcast day or some sunset lighting and a chance to shoot I'm going back and working on getting some better angles and some amazing shots.

bmccrary
11-05-2006, 07:36 PM
Very nice shots man. Two thumbs up!

I love the stipes down the hood.

-bryan

Magnet
11-05-2006, 07:36 PM
wow...car looks amazing i really like the black wheels!! :drool:

NiCks Ws6
11-05-2006, 07:45 PM
damn thats a clean T/A. those black rims looks sick.

armkneez8
11-05-2006, 07:58 PM
Nice! I need 2 get a T/A

StrobinSS
11-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Awesome pics!

Fabian
11-05-2006, 08:05 PM
that car looks so badass. dammit just when i talked myself out of getting black wheels...

sleepinghawk
11-05-2006, 08:05 PM
Damn......... nice car! :hail:

sprung_monkey
11-05-2006, 09:24 PM
josh you got skills my friend

317indy
11-05-2006, 09:27 PM
What kind of camera/lens for the wideangle?

josh99ta
11-05-2006, 09:37 PM
Nikon D80 with the Nikkor 18-135mm lens. Not a wide angle lens just used the angles I had.

Hugger Z
11-05-2006, 09:41 PM
Nice pics and sweet looking car! Are those the Ruff 278's? I was thinking about those for my car next year.

Flamin' bird
11-05-2006, 09:41 PM
Great Pics!! I'm surprised you like overcast better then sunny. :confused: I'm aware of the heavy shadows produced by the sun but of course that depends on the time of day..like high noon being the worst. Also if you're including the sky in the pics a cloudy day it causes it to get blown out. I prefer the overcast days for flower shots. My favorite time of day is the short time after sunrise and before sunset. I really like the pics you have here alot...with the sun :D. What color temp is it set on? I've always loved the results I got with my Nikon D1x when I had it. I started in photography with Nikon 18 yrs ago and switched to Canon 2 years ago. I've been struggling with the color ever since....just can't get it to be like the Nikon :(.

P.S...I'm not saying anything bad about cloudy vs sunny....just talking since we have the opposite thought and just want to see what you have to say. :joecool:

josh99ta
11-05-2006, 09:53 PM
Those are Ruff 278 wheels.

I just prefer to shoot in overcast conditions. On an absolutely overcast day I dont have to worry about sun position, what time of day, etc. A fully overcast day is just easier for me to get good color, less reflections and shadows, and it just kind of acts like a natural ceiling like shooting in a studio would IMO. You have to keep in mind I mainly shoot my own car and I'm talking car shots, and red gets severly washed out in bright light. Thats why I prefer to shoot on overcast days.

317indy
11-05-2006, 09:55 PM
Overcast is better to me too. It helps with the editing process..

bastien
11-05-2006, 10:00 PM
nice, you finally stopped being lazy and took some new pics :D

dj2005
11-05-2006, 10:15 PM
Man, I wish those pics were 1280x1024 then I'd have me some new desktops! Great looking car Josh, looks cleaner than brand new.

ssmaro
11-05-2006, 10:18 PM
I like pic #5

Xx01CamaroZ28xX
11-05-2006, 10:25 PM
Nice pics, they still turned out really good even though the sun came out.....My favorite pic is number 1!!!

irbs
11-05-2006, 10:36 PM
Wow they turned out great. Is your car a firehawk or transam?

josh99ta
11-05-2006, 10:46 PM
Thanks for all the compliments everyone. My car is a Trans Am with a Suncoast Raptor hood.

Actual picture size out of the camera is 3872x2592, I just scaled them down to 900x??? for easier viewing on the web. I do all level work at the full size, scale the image, do anything else I need, and then save the photo. The only thing adjusted in these or any of my other photos are the white balance and levels in pictures that need it, its not much but it makes a little bit of a difference when need be.

dj2005
11-05-2006, 10:56 PM
Thanks for all the compliments everyone. My car is a Trans Am with a Suncoast Raptor hood.

Actual picture size out of the camera is 3872x2592, I just scaled them down to 900x??? for easier viewing on the web. I do all level work at the full size, scale the image, do anything else I need, and then save the photo. The only thing adjusted in these or any of my other photos are the white balance and levels in pictures that need it, its not much but it makes a little bit of a difference when need be.
I see. Well, if you have time to upload 1/4/7 (or just 4) in 1280x1024 res then I'd appreciate it. :)

dirtybird22
11-05-2006, 10:59 PM
awesome pics and as usual awesome car #4 is new desktop background :judge:

blackbyrd
11-05-2006, 11:10 PM
il be damned all this time i didnt know you were from nashville.
i would love to see that car in person i live in cookeville

'Trust'
11-05-2006, 11:32 PM
Great shots man! New wheels look amazing.

onefastbird95
11-05-2006, 11:59 PM
nice camera work!

josh99ta
11-06-2006, 12:48 AM
Thanks fellas. I'll do what I can when I get a chance on a little higher res.

il be damned all this time i didnt know you were from nashville.
i would love to see that car in person i live in cookeville

You should definitely check out www.mtfba.org its the local site for all of us Middle TN guys. We just had a little get-together yesterday and had a good turnout. A few guys are planning on going to Beech Bend this Saturday (I wont be able to make it though) and we'll probably all get together again before it gets too cold. We usually all meet up about once a month.

x310xpimpstax
11-06-2006, 12:49 AM
beautiful car and nice pictures

Danny2tek
11-06-2006, 12:58 AM
:pimp:

D_Rock
11-06-2006, 01:02 AM
That is just amazing!!!

Adam_346
11-06-2006, 01:48 AM
Once Again .......your cars fuggin sweet :hail:

forgedbluess
11-06-2006, 02:09 AM
Your car is calender material.

1fastz28nx
11-06-2006, 10:27 AM
Wow man, your car is beautiful and you have some excellent picture taking skills. Two thumbs up!!! :)

Llust1WS6
11-06-2006, 11:35 AM
#4 is hot! great job josh. very nice car.

z34_nut
11-06-2006, 12:21 PM
great, I love red cars for photo's....

Breathtaker
11-06-2006, 12:33 PM
Great shots for a very nice looking car!

OneMeanZ
11-06-2006, 12:34 PM
BOOM :headbang:

We are going to have to hit up those spots when I come back into town. Very nice stuff!

SLIKWS6
11-06-2006, 03:09 PM
Your car looks great, off topic whats the deal with you are you moving out to Colorado or not?

josh99ta
11-06-2006, 07:51 PM
Me? Moving to Colorado? Dont know where that got started. Where did you hear that?

Thanks everyone. We can for sure hit those spots up Shane. The motor works place is in a part of town you want to shoot at in the middle of an overcast day though. Thats why you just now saw pics from there. I wouldnt want to be over there around sunset.

"Your car is calender material."

:lol: I was the photographer on that shot as well. ;)

kevinclark09
11-06-2006, 10:19 PM
love the hood, pic 4 is my favorite. good eye man.

bastien
11-06-2006, 10:36 PM
I wish Orlando had industrial spots like these... :(

Urban Legend
11-06-2006, 10:58 PM
Looking good.

BLK_Z28
11-06-2006, 11:28 PM
Sweet looking car

ELMiN8oR
11-07-2006, 11:34 AM
awsome pictures.
Keep'em comin

josh99ta
11-07-2006, 11:51 PM
Thanks everyone.

bastien, I've still got plenty of spots untapped. :D A big advantage I have is my job has me driving all over the city. I can barely remember all the spots I see everyday that would make for good locations to shoot. Its just getting my free time, weather, and car cleanliness to cooperate when I do have a chance to shoot at any of the places I find.

candlelit
11-08-2006, 03:50 AM
those bbird stripes look awesome with that raptor/firehawk hood

DopeFedZ
11-08-2006, 06:20 AM
Those are some really nice shots. The car isn't bad either ;)

bastien
11-08-2006, 12:21 PM
Thanks everyone.

bastien, I've still got plenty of spots untapped. :D A big advantage I have is my job has me driving all over the city. I can barely remember all the spots I see everyday that would make for good locations to shoot. Its just getting my free time, weather, and car cleanliness to cooperate when I do have a chance to shoot at any of the places I find.

lucky sob :D

00firebird
11-08-2006, 12:54 PM
your camera is amazing what is it?

f50nut
11-08-2006, 01:14 PM
Nice shots..they turned out great. I'd drop the saturation of the red down in the last pic just a little, it's too much. Your car looks great and I love the location too. Keep it up :)

bastien
11-08-2006, 01:47 PM
your camera is amazing what is it?

Nikon D80 with the Nikkor 18-135mm lens.

JKDZ28
11-08-2006, 02:06 PM
Looks killer dude!

We should do a photoshoot sometime, my car needs good pics! :)
I'm 1 hour from Nashville.

nasty99WS6
11-08-2006, 02:46 PM
excellent shots Josh. real nice.

candlelit
11-08-2006, 09:38 PM
I wish Orlando had industrial spots like these... :(
what's Orlando like? I'm thinking about moving down that way next year when I get enough saved up.

josh99ta
11-08-2006, 11:13 PM
Looks killer dude!

We should do a photoshoot sometime, my car needs good pics! :)
I'm 1 hour from Nashville.

For sure man. I'm always up for a photoshoot. Just let me know if you're ever in the area and we'll make it happen.

STRETCH'S T/A
11-08-2006, 11:16 PM
car looks amazing man, congrats on your car being in the new calendar as well.