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Winter Sun

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A redeeming feature of winter is when it is drenched in that golden glow from the low sun on a clear day.
winter_sun_006I love how the warm light shifts towards the cool skies at this time of year.
winter_sun_010I’ll be honest, I despise this time of year, dark mornings, dark evenings and a relentless onslaught of drizzle and overcast skies. It seems a monumental struggle to find any inspiration in this time of year.
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So when on the rare occasion the sun does come out it offers some stunning light. I suppose it is making up for making this time of year as miserable as possible.
winter_sun_007 winter_sun_008 winter_sun_001I cannot wait for summer but days like this make the enduring months, that more endurable. Also, check out all those flares ❤
winter_sun_009SHOOTINGDAVE

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Revisiting work…

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Back in October I shot a McLaren MP4-12C. I had been dying to shoot this car for a long time and I had been waiting 3 Months to shoot it. On the day of the shoot, the weather was threatening to turn for the worst and taunting us with spattering’s of rain. Which finally ended in us being snowed off of the shoot. I got maybe 10 minutes to shoot this car.

Here is the original edit from the shoot.

mclaren

And here is my re-edit:

mclaren_redo

 

I think I know where I went wrong. As I normally shoot portraits, I tend to under expose the background and then light the subject to make them pop off the background. That is what I started to do with the McLaren. Except I made a massive mistake, the McLaren is black.

It seems so obvious now but making a background darker to match a dark car will make them blend into each other.

I went through my exposures and found one where the background was at a better exposure and then used far less exposures to “build” the car. In the end, I had used 3 different exposures. From memory I think I used 5 for the original.
So less really is more.

I think now, the car separates itself nicely away from the background. I am much happier now with the image. I will be going back to visit this car in the summer which will mean a full feature so do stay tuned!

I hope you like it.

SHOOTINGDAVE