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Dead Bug HUGE

Ah, brings back happy memories of helping friends wreck their cars....

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Re: Dead Bug HUGE

Yup, definitely a dead beetle.
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Re: Dead Bug HUGE

And I was expecting a macro shot
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Re: Dead Bug HUGE

Why does it bring back memories, Greg, is that one you did earlier?

With the slope of the land and the angle you've got on the car this is a really dynamic composition. I suspect it would also look great as an HDR or B&W.
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Re: Dead Bug HUGE

You got me as well. I was expecting a macro shot of some huge insect.
I reckon John is right with his suggestion of a B&W treatment.
Nice image to play with.
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Re: Dead Bug HUGE

Expecting a Stag beetle not this lovely old car shot
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I was often the passenger in cars that invariably went over embankments, into ditches or became mired in mud and sand, or in one case rolled three times over. Stupid fun!
I'm hoping to go back to this one with a tripod and the 9-18.
And apologies to everyone for pulling their collective legs.)
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Re: Dead Bug HUGE

Got me too Stewart
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Re: Dead Bug HUGE

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Why does it bring back memories, Greg, is that one you did earlier?

With the slope of the land and the angle you've got on the car this is a really dynamic composition. I suspect it would also look great as an HDR or B&W.
Sorry Stewart, when I fiirst looked at this thread I thought it was one of Greg's!
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Re: Dead Bug HUGE

Anyone remember Sleeper? Bet that Beetle would still start first go...
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Re: Dead Bug HUGE (B/W versions added)

Alas, this bug is missing a few parts and probably won't start...



I returned today with the ZD 9-18. I used Lightroom to add a "transform-distortion" value of -50 to enhance the wide angle effect.



I'm always torn when converting to black and white as the color looks so nice, but wanted to give the setting a more timeless look. A woodrat had built a nest inside. The bumper had a parking sticker from 1970.



Feel free to tell me what you think of the B/W treatment. The first two are five image hdr, 0.3 EV apart. The third one is a pair of similar hdr stacks, but with one focused near and the other focused far, then stacked again with Helicon Focus.

Here's the first one, in black and white.
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