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A self portrait at speed... kind of... I know we're not supposed to use more than a minimal amount of photoshop for the assignments, but my idea of me in my speeding truck rushing by all of you in your little cars was just about impossible to do for real, not to mention a little dangerous. So I took liberty to use a couple of things to portray light speed...

Cheers,
David









Oct 28, 2008 at 08:28 PM
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The colors are great. Good luck this week!

John



Oct 28, 2008 at 09:16 PM
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David this is a great image. I think your touch of photoshop works well. I love the fact that you can still hold your coffee mug even at light speed

Regards,
Sorin C. www.sorinphoto.com



Oct 28, 2008 at 09:34 PM
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Sorin, maybe you can tell from my forearm the deathgrip I have on that mug! The wider base it has seems to aid in it's aerodynamic stability qualities somewhat too...

Thanks to you both for the comments and luck wishing!

Cheers,
David



Oct 28, 2008 at 11:06 PM
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Great shot. Love the Photoshop work. And the coffee mug adds a nice touch.

A great entry,
Chad

P.S. Thanks for the comments on my alternate entry--I might change my post after all.



Oct 28, 2008 at 11:17 PM
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Thanks Chad, this is quite over the top for me usually with the 'shop work, but I felt it needed it in this instance. And I'm glad I thought of the mug, what trucker doesn't cherish his/her coffee? I just wish I could have found a cowboy hat on short notice instead of the ball cap, oh well...

Cheers,
David

PS in return, whichever entry you choose to go with I'm sure will go over well...



Oct 28, 2008 at 11:29 PM
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Works for me David. I dig it!


Oct 29, 2008 at 01:46 AM
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Brilliant!




Oct 29, 2008 at 03:10 AM
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This is a sweet shot and glad you posted it. One of the strongest. One question for me however? Did you have to lean down the front end of the truck? Unless it was because you were going 200 mph, but I wish it was straight. Either way, this shot ROCKS!!

Steve R



Oct 29, 2008 at 05:55 AM
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Mike, Karen, Steve, thank you all for the nice words!

Steve, the lean came about as I was trying to correct the wide angle distortion I got from shooting upwards, but didn't like the result. The hood being straight just looked too big in relation to the rest. I also tried just a little lean to the left, barely noticeable, but the big square hood just stood out still. So I figured since I was going with a comic/cartoon look in colour and contrast I'd also give it some of that "bend" that cartoon cars have when speeding off, just for fun...

Cheers,
David



Oct 29, 2008 at 09:58 PM
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This is great! I love the expression, the coffee, the speed, the weird blue (like he's been driving through the night and dawn is breaking) ... great take on the trucking profession!

Good luck,

Carolyn



Oct 30, 2008 at 07:25 PM
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Hi Carolyn, you pegged my intent for this shot exactly - near the end of a long night of driving, coffee and fresh air to help the keep on, keeping on... Thanks so much for commenting!

Cheers,
David



Nov 01, 2008 at 11:12 PM
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beautiful concept and meticulous post processing! goodluck, dude.


Nov 03, 2008 at 06:55 PM
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Clee, thank you, it seems as the luck wishing has prevailed!

Cheers,
David



Nov 07, 2008 at 08:21 PM





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