Thursday, August 4, 2011

Parking lot car photography...get close.


  Hi Pentaxian friends.

Every Thursday during the summer, local car enthusiasts gather at the parking lot of the FarmerBoys restaurant. It's a very crowded area, having the Best Buy store sharing the same parking area. It's practically impossible to capture an entire car without having a disturbing background. So my solution was to get very close and only photograph portion of cars. I used my Pentax K-5 and the Pentax DA 15mm limited. That way, I was able to get really close to the cars, while capturing as large of a portion as possible, without "fish-eye" results.

It worked okay, you can still recognize the cars and there absolutely no people or annoying buildings in the images.

Of course, I like to over-saturize this kind of pictures. I didn't use the HDR approach. I just pushed the saturation, clarity, vibrance, and luminance sliders, within Lightroom 3,  almost all the way to the right.

There are really no rules in photography, except maybe in photo-journalistic images.

Thanks for reading and visiting,

Yvon Bourque
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