The face of Holden


08tiger

Link Posted 11/07/2015 - 07:15
In this case an FJ ute


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Stuey

Link Posted 11/07/2015 - 11:57
Very nice
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McGregNi

Link Posted 11/07/2015 - 21:29
Very 'in yer face'! The close-up wide angle effect works very well here, and the perspective exaggeration suits the subject well.

There's a rather cool colour balance ... See the blue cast on the chrome. I wonder if a little shunt down on the kelvin scale might help?
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SteveLedger

Link Posted 11/07/2015 - 21:36
McGregNi wrote:

There's a rather cool colour balance ... See the blue cast on the chrome. I wonder if a little shunt down on the kelvin scale might help?

Chrome has no color. See the blue sky? Hence blue cast.

Nice Shot, Don.

davidstorm

Link Posted 11/07/2015 - 21:39
Great image, it's hard to take a shot of a car that grabs the attention, but this one does. Colours look fine to me.

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 12/07/2015 - 00:45
It even has a parking ticket!
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droopsnoot

Link Posted 13/07/2015 - 12:55
Interesting, I don't take many shots at static car shows now but I usually find something similar to your shot, especially if there's anything of US origin with a decent grille. Funny how two complete strangers see the same thing, this was at a local show I attended yesterday, with advance apologies if it looks like I'm hijacking the thread.



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davidwozhere

Link Posted 13/07/2015 - 22:54
I've never really got a handle on American car styling. You go round New York (for example) and you can follow the rise and development of the American Art Deco style but you look at their motor cars and...... here are two examples (above) of what they come out with - but where from? What is the aesthetic heritage of them?
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08tiger

Link Posted 14/07/2015 - 05:53
droopsnoot wrote:
Interesting, I don't take many shots at static car shows now but I usually find something similar to your shot, especially if there's anything of US origin with a decent grille. Funny how two complete strangers see the same thing, this was at a local show I attended yesterday, with advance apologies if it looks like I'm hijacking the thread.



No worries Mike.
I only went for the bikes as cars are not my thing but as with this image there was so much clutter around most of the bikes !!


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08tiger

Link Posted 14/07/2015 - 05:58
davidwozhere wrote:
I've never really got a handle on American car styling. You go round New York (for example) and you can follow the rise and development of the American Art Deco style but you look at their motor cars and...... here are two examples (above) of what they come out with - but where from? What is the aesthetic heritage of them?

Not to be picky David but the Holden FJ was Australian built although probably a copy of American styling.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 14/07/2015 - 06:49
It's ever so hard to take good photographs at car shows or in museums. I often end up just concentrating on small details, trying to avoid cluttered backgrounds.
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droopsnoot

Link Posted 14/07/2015 - 18:48
Very true Andrew, my Olds shot above would be nicer without that green chair on the right for example. In fact quite a few people set up picnic tables and chairs right in front of their cars, so no opportunity to get a decent shot. Usually just the usual show attendees ruin it by standing in the way.
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