Karl Hokanson, EPSA  

Mazda Drafting by Karl Hokanson, EPSA

December 2019 - Mazda Drafting

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D7100 with 80 - 300 Nikon dx lens, f6.3, 1/500, spot metering.

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5 comments posted

Diane Brown   Diane Brown
I think this photo captures two cars bumping or rubbing while moving, and the photo was taken while panning. If so, smooth pan and great moment. To me, a slower shutter speed would emphasize the pan and make the photo much more dynamic. I also think if you could get a higher viewpoint, you could do some crazy tilting to help the photo convey movement.   Posted: 12/11/2019 05:25:30

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Karl, your image makes me cringe, because I just sold my Mazda Miata. I would like to see a little more of the surroundings like the drivers, to give more context. Bruce   Posted: 12/13/2019 17:58:12

Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
I see damage!

Interesting photo - I would like to see the entirety of both cars.   Posted: 12/14/2019 16:28:09

Gerald Emmerich Jr   Gerald Emmerich Jr
This is an interesting photo, and the panning and sharpness is very well done. But the lighting, cropping, and lack of "pizzaz" are problems. I don't think there will ever be much hope for international acceptance, but I do think there's room for improvement.
I tried auto-contrast to give a little life to the photo, and I used the contrast and brightness sliders a little more. Then I cropped on the right to eliminate some of the ads on the car on the right, and then I cropped the top to eliminate the curved line above the right side of the wall. Perhaps this gives the image a little more life and focuses the viewer's attention on the contact between the two cars.   Posted: 12/15/2019 19:52:50
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indeed ... I'm not sure what I think of this image. I like the close-up of the contact between the two cars ... yet, the lack of surroundings detract from the over all image.

I think that Gerry's crop suggestion is effective. Perhaps, if the cars were at a different angle ... still one directly behind the other ... it might add impact to the composition?   Posted: 12/29/2019 21:29:33