Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea by sourkraut

Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea

I know some folks aren't fans of HDR photography that looks too much like HDR. I, however, am not as picky so I'm quite pleased with how this turned out. It helps that I had such a pretty model to work with.

Have I mentioned how much I love my little car? I like to pretend I'm in The Italian Job when I find myself in traffic next to another Mini. *vroom vroom*
Good use of HDR, I think. Handsome car.
April 6th, 2011  
I love the second part of the caption just as much as i love the photo itself! and the photo is freakin' amazing! (: Great Job!
April 6th, 2011  
@jgoldrup Thank you!
@angelwilliam Glad someone appreciates my weirdness.
April 6th, 2011  
So much character - it looks like a car "portrait"!
April 6th, 2011  
I like the HDR look...very artsy. Good shot!
April 6th, 2011  
THAT, is a great piece of editing. looks like it's straight out of the ad pages. Fabulous job!
April 6th, 2011  
love the processing on this
April 6th, 2011  
@naladka @professorphelps @peterauliciems Thank you!
@sparkle Thanks! I had the same egotistical thought myself!
April 7th, 2011  
this is fantastic. i am obsessed with this and need to try it...but i have photoshop and heard it is not the best for HDR. you did a great job..and your car is adorable...do you love it?
April 7th, 2011  
@robinwarner Thank you. I really love this one. If I could add one of my own photos to my favorites this would be there. I actually did use Photoshop because I'm just now getting the hang of that so I'm reluctant to branch out and learn something new. I've heard the same thing about it, though, so I'm sure I'll bite the bullet one of these days. It did make a world of difference that I noticed there are pre-set options other than "custom" when editing the HDR photo (if you give it a try you'll see what I mean) and by picking one of those I was able to get a much more interesting photo. I also kicked the picture over to Picnik and added a little Orton-ish effect, which really amped up the darkness of the clouds. I hope you give it a try soon. It's very satisfying when you get it right!
April 7th, 2011  
really love this! I'm just begining with HDR myself, so I think this is great!
Definitely an "italian job" vibe about it! very slick ;-)
April 8th, 2011  
I LOVE everything about this picture! Great editing. You need to blow this one up and frame it! :)
April 8th, 2011  
Just beautiful. I've been wanting to take pictures of my friends car. Never get the chance yet.
April 12th, 2011  
This is such a cool photo! So glad you posted it as your fav of the month so I didn't miss it. Awesome processing.
April 30th, 2011  
Oh I missed this, awesome, beautiful well processed, favorite!
April 30th, 2011  
AWESOME shot! i LOVE it! A Fav for me! I love cars and what you have done to this!
May 10th, 2011  
the strangest thing happened today. i was driving down multnomah blvd in portland, oregon this morning and passed a mini identical to this...with jersey plates (my home state). i thought that might have been my small-worldiest small world moment yet. sadly, i never commented on this shot when i first saw it some months back, but it obviously left an impression on me. beautiful!
July 27th, 2011  
@queenneen13 Well, thanks for commenting now! I can assure you that wasn't me, which is a shame because that would have been quite a coincidence.
August 1st, 2011  
September 1st, 2011  
Awesome HDR Mini shot. I just got a mini the other day. They are fun cars and awesome for photos too!
September 12th, 2011  
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