: Some of my nicest pictures yet....



Jon
05-28-07, 03:08 PM
Weather is BEAUTIFUL today so I took my baby out for some pictures! I think they're some of my nicest pics yet. :D

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/VHDR1.jpg
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/VHDR2.jpg
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/VHDR3.jpg

MJDART
05-28-07, 03:22 PM
Those are nice pics, very nice background :thumbsup:

K-Dub379
05-28-07, 03:26 PM
very niiiice :thumbsup:

Flyboy
05-28-07, 03:36 PM
Nice Job Jon....

But heard it's gonna' snow tonight......

Talk with ya' soon.

theloanman219
05-28-07, 03:37 PM
lookin good! I really like that spoiler. hmmmmm

ahahnu
05-28-07, 03:43 PM
Looks nice as always. In the famous words of Ferris's friend Cameron "He doesn't drive it, he only wipes it with a diaper." I like i think its the third one where you catch the glare off the point from the lower front lip on the bumper.

thebigjimsho
05-28-07, 04:02 PM
Nah. You've got some incredible pics of your V. These aren't it.

JimmyH
05-28-07, 04:25 PM
Those are nice. Lucky to have a nice background (near you?) to shoot. But you need to get both CTS's there for a photoshoot.

96Fleetwood
05-28-07, 05:47 PM
Beautiful car!:thumbsup:

Jon
05-28-07, 05:52 PM
Nice Job Jon....

But heard it's gonna' snow tonight......

Talk with ya' soon.


LOL WHAT?!?!?


Nah. You've got some incredible pics of your V. These aren't it.

Out of curiosity, which ones?


Those are nice. Lucky to have a nice background (near you?) to shoot. But you need to get both CTS's there for a photoshoot.

It's just a parking lot beside some neighbourhood park lol. I had to sit there and wait for the corner spot to open up so I could take the pictures.

I can't get them both there together today. My dad's not home. No one to drive it there. :(


Thanks to all for the comments :)

the cadillac kid
05-28-07, 08:01 PM
Jon the car looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!





I can't get them both there together today. My dad's not home. No one to drive it there. :(


what about your 18 year old gf? she get her license yet??? :bigroll:

Jon
05-28-07, 08:09 PM
Jon the car looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!




what about your 18 year old gf? she get her license yet??? :bigroll:
lol nope. No license. And no one drives my car anyway. NO ONE

the cadillac kid
05-28-07, 08:11 PM
let her drive ur dads car and u drive the v! the cts is auto, she can handle driving it to the park near your house.... cant she?


is she afraid of the DMV or something? :confused:

Jon
05-28-07, 09:02 PM
She doesnt have an interest in driving that much.

And I don't let anyone outside the family drive any of our cars. Not even the van.

rand49er
05-28-07, 09:08 PM
Actually, I think you gf has reason to be jealous ... taking your V down to some tree-shaded deadend road and getting her to pose for you. Naughty, naughty! :tisk:

BTW, she's gotta nice figure! :thumbsup:

Jon
05-28-07, 09:13 PM
Actually, I think you gf has reason to be jealous ... taking your V down to some tree-shaded deadend road and getting her to pose for you. Naughty, naughty! :tisk:

BTW, she's gotta nice figure! :thumbsup:
The rear end is kinda fragile though... LOL

nikon
05-28-07, 10:07 PM
I hate to say it, but I think the millies look better :hide: that, or some chrome stockers :stirpot: ...but I gotta agree with jim, you do have some nicer pics....the angles are just off on those, nice scenery though.

oh and pics of GF...

Jon
05-28-07, 10:17 PM
I hate to say it, but I think the millies look better :hide: that, or some chrome stockers :stirpot: ...but I gotta agree with jim, you do have some nicer pics....the angles are just off on those, nice scenery though.

oh and pics of GF...
lol wow, we have really different tastes.

I absolutely LOVE the stock painted V wheels more than ANY wheel I've seen on the V so far.

nikon
05-28-07, 10:24 PM
I dunno, your stockers just look...dull, maybe it's the lighting?....I do love the stock look, but your millies just shine more. For being painted that is.

Jon
05-28-07, 10:26 PM
I dunno, your stockers just look...dull, maybe it's the lighting?....I do love the stock look, but your millies just shine more. For being painted that is.
The Millies do have a lighter/shinier paint.

My stock wheels are also lighter than factory by a little bit since they've been stripped and powdercoated. :)

thebigjimsho
05-28-07, 11:58 PM
I hate to say it, but I think the millies look better :hide: that, or some chrome stockers :stirpot: ...but I gotta agree with jim, you do have some nicer pics....the angles are just off on those, nice scenery though.

oh and pics of GF...Yeah, the scenery is way too reflective from the V's finish. Actually Jon, your sig pic is excellent. But you've got others that are much better.

GMBOUND
05-29-07, 02:43 PM
I don't know about those trees....
Did you alter the color?

The Tony Show
05-29-07, 05:34 PM
I believe that all of Jon's photos feature some very slight modifications, usually to the Contrast and Gamma.

I agree that while these are very nice, you have others that are far better. Still great work, though! :thumbsup:

Jon
05-29-07, 05:51 PM
They were done using HDR. i took 5 pictures at different exposures and did a HDR merge.

Jon
05-29-07, 11:24 PM
Just in case anyone wants to see what HDR does..

Normal picture (maybe some of you will like this better)
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_0221.jpg

HDR:
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/VHDR1.jpg

dvandentop
05-29-07, 11:31 PM
link to the HDR software??

Miller
05-29-07, 11:33 PM
Nice Ride---Love the black---Background is a nice choice!

Prefer the more naturally lit exposure...The second almost has a flourecent feel IMHO

the cadillac kid
05-29-07, 11:33 PM
2nd one = more sick

Jon
05-29-07, 11:48 PM
link to the HDR software??
You need a camera that can take picture in RAW format, or if not, you need to take pictures at different exposures, then do a HDR merge in photoshop.

Jon
05-29-07, 11:56 PM
2 more from today:

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/VHDR5.jpg
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/VHDR6.jpg

And one of the g/f
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_0291.jpg

theloanman219
05-30-07, 12:16 AM
looks good. Is there a reason that you don't shine your tires?

Jon
05-30-07, 12:19 AM
looks good. Is there a reason that you don't shine your tires?
I do, but only with one coat. I like the more natural look instead of REALLY REALLY shiny. It matches the car/wheels better IMO.

With the CTS, since it's silver and has chrome wheels, I put a couple coats on that to shine it up really well.

thebigjimsho
05-30-07, 05:51 AM
looks good. Is there a reason that you don't shine your tires?Yeah, because we don't live in Florida...

thebigjimsho
05-30-07, 05:59 AM
My baby don't need no lip gloss.

Actually, I just think a very clean, deep black tire looks better than a shiny one. Tire shine, if you don't take care of overspray or excess, gets on the wheels and body and sucks up every particle of brake dust that flies off the pads. It ends up requiring more cleaning than its worth.

JimmyH
05-30-07, 11:55 AM
Tire shine doesnt last long where I live. All the road dust takes care of it pretty quick. I just do a quick pass of NoTouch to clean the tire.

JimmyH
05-30-07, 11:56 AM
My baby don't need no lip gloss.



In metaphor land, that would be shoe-shine, not lip-gloss.

the cadillac kid
05-30-07, 04:57 PM
he was probably watching mtv or bet or something when the song came on and he felt it appropriate to say :lol:

JimmyH
05-30-07, 11:18 PM
he was probably watching mtv or bet or something when the song came on and he felt it appropriate to say :lol:

If you are referring to bigjim, I dont think the word "appropriate" can be applied to him :want: :stirpot:

JimmyH
05-30-07, 11:23 PM
Jon, I see you got matching picture of the "pedestrian" cts to go with it. Looks good. I love that sport grille. Way better than the mesh grill IMO.

Jon
05-30-07, 11:25 PM
Jon, I see you got matching picture of the "pedestrian" cts to go with it. Looks good. I love that sport grille. Way better than the mesh grill IMO.
Thanks :)
I have a couple more of the CTS here: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-forum/108186-hi-my-name-jon-im-picture.html