Yep -- somewhere along the line, I've figured out how to get some decent results out of a camera.You are good with your camera to bring out that RED. I like it.
Looking good. Let the modding begin (again!)
Well, that's kind of what I initially thought -- a little wish that it would have been a "deeper, darker" red. But, I've been paying a lot more attention to "red cars" lately, and I've found that I prefer the Barcelona Red to just about any other shade -- especially to the "darker" reds. In the end, it just seems like "darker red" tends to look like "dirty red" -- especially if the car is actually a little bit dirty. At the least, you can turn that around and say that the darker reds can look really extra-bad if they're dirty.personally, i think salsa red pearl > barcelona red for the fact that the salsa red is a darker red but when the sun hits it, it stands out.. the barcelona red is bright to begin with and is a bit too much for me in the sun..
Yep, and I'm an old guy who doesn't tend to like the rice-boy stuff -- the SE 'kit' is nice and understated. Perfect.It looks great. I love the factory ground effects and rear spoiler.
Exactly. I agree with you completely (I'm not sure about the old guy stuff though).Yep, and I'm an old guy who doesn't tend to like the rice-boy stuff -- the SE 'kit' is nice and understated. Perfect.
A little more on the "latter" side of things:looks great...did you use the nightshot mode for the first pic?...looks professional...IMO!!!
A little more on the "latter" side of things:
I used Canon's "entry-level" DSLR, the 400D -- otherwise known as the Digital Rebel XTi. That plus a very good, but very spendy lens, which cost quite a bit more than the camera did. (EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, if you really want to know.)
Otherwise, I put it into Aperture Priority mode, selected f/8 for the aperture, and switched on "exposure bracketing" -- this was at a -1/3 exposure compensation setting. Which yielded a 10-second exposure at ISO 100.
And, since you just can't hold a camera still for ten seconds, I used a tripod.
In plain english, I used a tripod and took a long-exposure shot. It's the long exposure that 'lets enough light in' to fully light the subject, even when you're shooting in the dark.
Works for me.