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  1. #1
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    Some fun with New D80! '74 Pantera

    Hey guys and girls. i have not posted a lot on this forum but love checking it out. I sold the D50 and got a D80 a few months back and have been loving it. I did a little photo shoot with my dad's beautiful 1974 Detomaso Pantera. Shots are in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN. I will be blowing some of these shots up and would like a little C&C before hand if anyone has some. To the pictures:

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    Thanks everyone,

    Dustin
    Last edited by trackin951; 09-13-2008 at 10:22 AM.
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    I find the lower end of the bumper a little too dark for my liking..
    Also in #4, the car seems a little under exposed....

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    If that's doesn't provide for a really decent right-hand "seat-cover", what would?

    Nice chassis ...
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    I don't like the first photo. I would rather have the car driving into the photo with the curves ahead of it than driving out of the photo. personally I would crop the curves out especially as the car is parked anyway.
    In shot three the headrests are not aligned. That annoys me after I noticed it.
    Last edited by K1W1; 09-13-2008 at 03:00 PM.

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    Awesome shots Dustin. Keep at it!
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    Looks like the polarizer affected your color somewhat...this is common, but a side-effect I have come to dislike.

    Also the exposure could have been a bit brighter, but otherwise not bad. A rare car to see anymore.
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1W1 View Post
    I don't like the first photo. I would rather have the car driving into the photo with the curves ahead of it than driving out of the photo. personally I would crop the curves out especially as the car is parked anyway.
    In shot three the headrests are not aligned. That annoys me after I noticed it.
    Thanks for the comment. I do have another photo like the way you stated. I personally love the leading lines in this one. The winding road that brings your attention straight to the car. I do have one the other way though that is great. Photo 4 I agree is underexposed. The polarizer was necessary in these shots. The sky was totally blown out with out it. Thanks for all the car comments as well. It truly is a rare beauty.
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    I think the first shot would work better for me if the car was being driven rather than parked - a little motion blur on the background to give the sense of speed and excitement.

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    Question How's this work for ya?

    Just an idea ... with an existing image

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    Corn-fusing looking, ain't it?

    or, even this?

    Attachment 39728

    perhaps ... BOTH?

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-13-2008 at 04:33 PM.
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    Hehe speed and excitement are not optional on these and trying to get a picture to portray that feeling would be less fun than a blat around the block!
    Have personally been in one of these, Ford powered 351 cleveland or winsor i believe but cannot remember, It was nitrous injected and made alot of power, i was only about 15yo at the time and cannot remember much apart from wheelspin and lots of noise and rattles! Yours looks much nicer than the black one i went in though.
    Oh and the unwipeable grin that was ono my face for the next week.
    Last edited by phys; 09-13-2008 at 11:42 PM.
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