Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Limited Edition by Smith And Daniels
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Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Limited Edition

April 2, 2017

Here is another angle of the C63s AMG. I think I prefer this naturally lit image of the car versus say inside the hanger shot. The rear had a poly board reflecting some light and was removed in post. Other than that the car is a mat finish so no real editing was necessary.

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Farbod Green's picture

i was thinking how complex lighting was and you have done atleast 80% retouch on the car !
GREAT JOB !!!

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Hey Farbod. Thanks so much for the comment!! This is actually two shots. One shot with poly board under the pipes, which was taken out in post, Then one shot of the plane and car together. The car was easy to shoot (not always the case when shooting cars) as it was cloudy and the car was mat, so all in all, step for step, the car is as shot with the obvious drop in of the pipes, took the gamma down to give a muddy look and lastly the only comping was the mountain which wasn't there......;) The other Merc shot in the hanger was about five images comped together to create one image with smooth lines and again the mountain.

Farbod Green's picture

welldone, its totaly clean and well composed
i can imagine that would be really hard to shoot a car with complex lighting in one shot. i've seen some of my friends who always strugle with lines and reflections around the car, specialy when its outdoor.

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Hey Michal......yes......Haha, well spotted! I brought the mountain to me.

Robert Callahan's picture

I can't get over how awesome this shot is. Amazing job!

Smith And Daniels's picture

Hey Robert, Thanks a million for the comment. There is a lot of your images I feel the same about, especially your latest bike image!!

Robert Callahan's picture

I appreciate it. Keep up the great work!!