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Old 04-11-2019, 10:26 PM
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Nice... And a great photograph!
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Enjoy the "article"
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WOW, that's a nice pic. Is that Stone Gray? Looks like it's got a little bit of negative camber going on there.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:50 AM
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This is the only Felsengrün Metallic (Granite Green Metallic) 928 CS, wp0zzz92zjs845066.
The picture was taken with a very wide angle lens, from a low point of view, so the perception is strange.

If you like this picture, wait to see the others inside this issue
The two cars are gorgeous.
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Damn, had just let my subscription expire. Does Pete discuss his own 928 project? I had agreed to subscribe only if the proceeds went towards that.
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Damn, had just let my subscription expire. Does Pete discuss his own 928 project? I had agreed to subscribe only if the proceeds went towards that.
You can go to the website and buy single past issues.
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Originally Posted by 928cs View Post
This is the only Felsengrün Metallic (Granite Green Metallic) 928 CS, wp0zzz92zjs845066.
The picture was taken with a very wide angle lens, from a low point of view, so the perception is strange.

If you like this picture, wait to see the others inside this issue
The two cars are gorgeous.
I thought it was a very well researched article, but I am far from an expert on the Club Sports. I found the CS specific parts lists that they published very interesting. And of course the photographs were excellent as they always are in 000.
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I'm trying to figure out how the symmetrical shadow was created. Curt, you used to take studio pictures for a living....any insights?
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I'm trying to figure out how the symmetrical shadow was created. Curt, you used to take studio pictures for a living....any insights?
Not a pro, so I could be way off, but look at the fenders and the mirrors.

Light is coming in from the front/sides.
Shield the lights so that it doesn't shine on the back drop, but on the car and throws the shadow on the backdrop.
Obviously, position is key. Getting it symmetrical is going to take some adjustment and trial and error.

It's a really, really, really cool shadow.
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A rookie mistake in studio portraits is having the subject's shadow on the background. This is deliciously deliberate.

It might have come from some very clever and laborious work with the right lights and light modifiers, as Joe suggests. Getting the shadow and the car in the same shot would be a real trick. The shadow around the front of the car is the real puzzle. I would have aimed to get the shadow and the car separately, then combine them in Photoshop. The photographer might have planned to erase the background shadows in this manner (this is called a knock-out) but noticed the shadows were interesting on a particular shot. But that front, light-from-above-shadow - that seems very difficult without using a knock-out.
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I got to thinking this may have been done the way cave photographers "paint with light". This would require lots of trial and error set up, then a completely dark studio and multiple flash exposures, and combining them using old-school dark room tricks or photoshop. I hope it was done old school as it is appropriate given the vintage of the subject.
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I hadn't thought of multiple flashes with an open shutter.

One huge advantage that digital offers over film is the ability to see and adjust almost instantly.
Another is the fact that there's no cost to take a pic a hundred times (other than the time).

I know Pete Stout posts on here sometimes.

I wonder if he knows how the pic was taken, and if the photographer would be willing to let him share the technique.

And Curt's phrase "deliciously deliberate' is really apt.
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It was funny, that photo. There was some internal discussion about those shadows, but I loved them the moment I saw them—as a new take on a 000 cover shot and with a 928 to boot. It also fit with an early desire to create a new and memorable image of a design icon. Ondrej did all that effortlessly. The trick was getting the car to "read" as Granite Green—it's juiced a bit, but we didn't want to go too far as Granite is subtly green.

As for technique, I'm curious, as well…but there's also a part of me that likes a little mystery in life.

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I was hoping Pete would come by to see our love for him!

You da man, Pete!
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