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06-22-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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Lens: Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 Camera: K-r Photo Location: CT, USA ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/1500s Aperture: F2.8 

Having just purchased the Tamron, I did not have much time to practice with it but I think I did OK with it considering. This photo and the others in this set were taken 2 weeks ago at a large Subaru automotive enthusiast event in CT. My focus was a lil off. I was trying to get the turbo in focus but it is more focused on the headlight. A fun event and much needed experience nonetheless. Comments welcome. Thanks [More here: Flickr]


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Shot at f2.8 I see try shooting at f8 this will give you a greater depth of field.
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Engines have many possibilities for abstracty photos. I like the colour combination of sort of monochrome with the gold.
Definitely use more depth of field; preview DOF before shooting to see what's in focus & if you like it. If you are going for the engine, moving around to the front of the car & shooting straight into it might help your DOF because you will be better lined up with it, & will also allow you to frame it to eliminate background, as in the top right corner.
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Shot at f2.8 I see try shooting at f8 this will give you a greater depth of field.
Yeah, I see.

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Engines have many possibilities for abstracty photos. I like the colour combination of sort of monochrome with the gold.
Definitely use more depth of field; preview DOF before shooting to see what's in focus & if you like it. If you are going for the engine, moving around to the front of the car & shooting straight into it might help your DOF because you will be better lined up with it, & will also allow you to frame it to eliminate background, as in the top right corner.
Ok, that makes sense.

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Had you nailed the focus to the turbine wheel, this one would've been on another level! At least to me.
So now I'm just going to say that it's a good idea, but the execution could have been better. I don't think you need to have everything in focus when shooting this kind of detailed/abstract environment.
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Had you nailed the focus to the turbine wheel, this one would've been on another level! At least to me.
So now I'm just going to say that it's a good idea, but the execution could have been better. I don't think you need to have everything in focus when shooting this kind of detailed/abstract environment.
= learning experience. I have to agree with you largely. I really like this shot as it is, but I think I woulda loved it had I nailed it!
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I enjoyed looking at the photos at the Flickr site.
People interested in photographing cars might want to look at James Mann's book "How to Photograph Cars," originally published in 2002. ISBN 0-7603-1243-5
The book's original cost was approximately $20.
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Should be titled 'headlight'

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I enjoyed looking at the photos at the Flickr site.
People interested in photographing cars might want to look at James Mann's book "How to Photograph Cars," originally published in 2002. ISBN 0-7603-1243-5
The book's original cost was approximately $20.
Thanks I'll look into that book. I may have seen it.. As I've been looking into alot of automotive photography techniques. Thanks again.
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I'd have liked to see the engine in sharp focus.

There's a conflict between the framing and what's in focus. It looks like it's framed for the engine, but the headlight and front end is in focus and not framed as the subject.
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