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    Posted: 18-September-2005 at 14:14

This is as much a photography thread as it is a car thread.

See, some cars and colours seem to suit landscape and scenic locations, whereas others seem to suit industrial locations or places you might not first think of for a car picture.

My old M3, Phoenix Yellow being about as stand-outish as you could get, seemed to gel nicely with greenery in the background.  However, the 645's shade just doesn't stand out enough against greenery - IMO.

So I went out for a spin this afternoon and conducted a little experiment.  I'd appreciate it if people have any photo's of their own to add to this to demonstrate contrasts etc because I'm not finished with trying various locations yet.

Basically, I took a few shots with relative greenery in the background, and then my first batch of shots that certainly didn't have any colours in the background.

Here they are.  Greenery or Industrial - which suits the car/colour best?

GREENERY (or bits of it)

 

 


INDUSTRIAL (sort of, lack of colour, etc)

 

 

 

 

These are my first ever attempts at low-colour locations, or anything of this type, and I've posted the raw pictures rather than tinker with them in any way.

I need a really nasty chemical plant or something, amongst steam and crap, to get the effect I think I really want - but I don't fancy a trip to the smog of Teesside on a Sunday!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-September-2005 at 15:21

i think if you had a darker day, then the greeney shots would look better

your car looks better in the industrial pics, but then there is no direct sun light on the car in those pics

my problem is the light, sometimes with the sun it makes the red go orange. as you can see here

 

but then other times it fine

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-September-2005 at 16:12

The sunlight was harsh earlier in the day, that's true.

However, the car still seems to be more preferable in a contrasting light than one of the main colour stable. 

See, even in a more subdued light with colours in the background - I think the contrasts of the industrial type shots suit the car more.

Warm light of about 7pm mid-summer will usually make any nicely waxed car look stunning, but unfortunately the warmth in the light wasn't still around at that time up here!

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-September-2005 at 16:53
Try going to a quarry, should suit the colour of your car Chris - and its a more natural setting
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-September-2005 at 15:03
Good photo's Chris, love the one's with the "Industrial" back ground. Hope to see the car at Kielder, but if you do'nt want to take her out and fancy a ride in an older BM give me a shout
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Will do Mark.  I wouldn't dare bring the 'traitorous' Audi along!


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