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Old May 8th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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One of the bowling alleys in the Roseville area (it's in Rocklin) area where my she lives started its weekly car show yesterday. I went and tried out an eight-point star filter because I noticed that when she uses her 30mm Sigma lens, she gets neat little stars where the light shines off chrome and/or paint. Not wanting to spend over $400, I got a filter. Big mistake... the filter ended up hazing everything and making things look soft like a portrait shot.

I didn't bring Jenny, because I can't afford that kind of gas to be using her everytime I make the 60 mile drive to her house. But there was another GTO board member there. (Filter on.)


(Filter on.)


Jenny's already a dark metallic shade of red, but I wish she was this deeper darker shade of red instead.(Filter off.)


The filter hazing is very obvious here. It looks like I did a photoshop portrait filter, but I didn't. (Filter on.)


"What the f*ck are these two fools doing taking our picture? Oh wait, one's a chick... gotta put on my sexy face!" (Filter off.)


(Filter off.)


I really liked the front of this car. (Filter off.)


Another GTO guy showed up later. I like his supercharger, but I don't like that it adds so much weight on the front end.


(Filter on.)



These pictures were taken after the show. The star filter was off, but I wonder if I kept it on, it would make the flash glints from her eyes be all starry? Maybe I'll try next time, and if it looks good... new portrait filter for me!

She was a bit sad that she rubbed her bumper against a pole earlier in the day while backing out of her apartment's parking space.


I managed to buff out all the paint that the pole left on her bumper, but the big black scratch is where her paint came off. Going to need a lot of touch-up paint and sandpaper....


Setting my camera to only go on ISO 200 when in the MSAP modes really helps my fight against noise.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Depending on the lens, you can get the star effect by using high aperatures f/10+

I shot this one with the 18-55 kit lens and no filters:

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Whoa, cool... gotta try that next time. Thing is, I remember a small discussion between Steve and Unique Kevin about using small apertures causing some sort of problem. Did you do some sort of postwork to fix that in your picture (which looks way awesome, by the way)?
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nice shots.. GTO = sexy. u have shots of ur girl in every post.. nice, personal model
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Well, it's because she's my primary teacher, and because she's the one who got me into this stuff... everytime I go to a place to take pictures, I invite her too so she can take pictures and have fun too.
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Whoa, cool... gotta try that next time. Thing is, I remember a small discussion between Steve and Unique Kevin about using small apertures causing some sort of problem. Did you do some sort of postwork to fix that in your picture (which looks way awesome, by the way)?
It's called diffraction, and upwards of a certain aperture, you begin to lose sharpness. And I didn't do anything to mess with it there
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Your pictures are getting better. These look good man, the colors are very nice



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Another example of the effect is in my sig. Look at the stars on the lights
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Then compare it to my cross filter:

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Your filter owns mine. Mind telling me where to get one?
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I prefer the starburst effect without the use of a cross screen filter. It looks more natural.
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I got mine at Wolf Camera. Theres a 4 point version and a 6 point version, both called "Cross Filters".

Keep in mind they still have a soft focus effect just like yours, maybe not as bad though
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i only use mine when i want a definite "that's fake" effect.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #14
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^werd

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