: CTS-V Down by the River



kgb14
08-30-10, 12:46 AM
I wanted to try some new techniques I just learned for my 35mm camera so I did a photoshoot today down by the river.

By the Grain Silos
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/cts-v/IMG_3620_1_2_tonemapped_cropped.jpg
the Arch from the Illinois side
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/cts-v/IMG_3599_600_601_tonemapped.jpg
At the base of the Eads Bridge
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/cts-v/IMG_3578_79_80_tonemapped.jpg
A good day for pictures!

IBNR
08-30-10, 03:16 AM
Great shots! Very cool.

odla
08-30-10, 08:37 AM
what were the new techniques? they look great!

Jack B
08-30-10, 01:57 PM
Pictures look good. I envy you guys that don't have to have the mandatory front license plate. JB

kgb14
08-30-10, 09:14 PM
what were the new techniques? they look great!

I took 3 successive shots, all at different settings (bracketing) and combined them. In a regular single shot, it would be optimized, say, to see the black car, but the sky would be washed out. The other setting would produce green grass and the colors in the brick of the bridge, but the car would have no detail. The third produces a great looking sky but the rest is over or under exposed. By combining all three I got the best of all 3 and I have to say I am proud of the results.

Kevin

The Black Dahlia
08-30-10, 09:20 PM
I took 3 successive shots, all at different settings (bracketing) and combined them. In a regular single shot, it would be optimized, say, to see the black car, but the sky would be washed out. The other setting would produce green grass and the colors in the brick of the bridge, but the car would have no detail. The third produces a great looking sky but the rest is over or under exposed. By combining all three I got the best of all 3 and I have to say I am proud of the results.

Kevin

Kevin,

I started experimenting with my 500D awhile ago when I first got my Black Non-V 2008 CTS. You hit the nail on the head with your end results. They look awesome and incredibly detailed... Car looks wicked.

kgb14
08-30-10, 09:29 PM
Pictures look good. I envy you guys that don't have to have the mandatory front license plate. JB

What, did I forget to put the front plate on? I'll get right on that!! lol.

V&Vette
08-30-10, 09:43 PM
Your car looks great bud, those pic's came out fantastic. BTW, excellent choice in color combo.lol :cool2:

kgb14
08-30-10, 10:04 PM
One more.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/cts-v/IMG_3625_6_7_tonemapped.jpg

I wonder if we get in the ballpark horsepower wise with the locomotive?

dvandentop
08-31-10, 01:46 AM
nice pics

BeagleBrains
08-31-10, 04:21 PM
One more.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/cts-v/IMG_3625_6_7_tonemapped.jpg

I wonder if we get in the ballpark horsepower wise with the locomotive?

I worked in a Power Plant where Diesel Driven Generators supply emergency power should we become separated from the Grid (i.e. Tornado). The Diesel Engines are Fairbanks-Morse 12 Cylinder/24 pistons (two opposed via upper and lower Crank for each Cylinder) producing 2400 Horse Power. :bouncy:

kgb14
08-31-10, 10:07 PM
I worked in a Power Plant where Diesel Driven Generators supply emergency power should we become separated from the Grid (i.e. Tornado). The Diesel Engines are Fairbanks-Morse 12 Cylinder/24 pistons (two opposed via upper and lower Crank for each Cylinder) producing 2400 Horse Power. :bouncy:

Answering my own question then : No! About 1844 HP short.

thatcoder
09-01-10, 12:23 AM
nice HDR work on those shots. i shoot with a Nikon a D3 and D3s.

kgb14
09-01-10, 06:59 PM
Your car looks great bud, those pic's came out fantastic. BTW, excellent choice in color combo.lol :cool2:

Thanks! One last pic by the MLK Bridge until the next photoshoot:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/kgb1414/cts-v/IMG_3593_4_5_tonemapped.jpg

Moceanu
09-01-10, 07:11 PM
What, did I forget to put the front plate on? I'll get right on that!! lol.

I don't think I have ever have had a vehicle with the front plate on... I'm in Cali too :shhh:

snzuloz
09-01-10, 08:26 PM
Very nice pics, curious for those that don't live in the States, what LOCATION is the other side of the arch?

kgb14
09-01-10, 10:14 PM
Very nice pics, curious for those that don't live in the States, what LOCATION is the other side of the arch?
East St. Louis, Illinois, behind the Casino Queen. Look here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?expIds=17259,25651,25774,25900&sugexp=ldymls&cp=4&hl=en&rlz=1R2ACGW_enUS388&wrapid=tljp128338980191116&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=casino+queen&fb=1&gl=us&hq=casino+queen&hnear=Fairview+Heights,+IL&cid=0,0,14748649473687629839&ei=cfl-TM7UNof9nAemnuHvAQ&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=2&sqi=2&ved=0CBoQnwIwAQ