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Given that I’ve posted two similar images consecutively I thought that it was about time for a (radical) change – hence this image. It’s one of only a couple of shots I managed to take over the weekend and is of our youngest daughters’ tractor/car … well, it’s a plastic thing with wheels ;-)

What I like about this shot, and I’ve realised that this is one of the shots that’s probably a trademark of some of my recent work, is the hyper-saturated feel, … the almost too vivid to be real look. And as with a lot of my shots this is as much to do with Photoshop as it is the original image. I suppose what I was after here was a shot that captured the ‘brightness’ of this toy, and the vivid/stark differentiation between the colours. And I imagine, though have no idea as to whether this is true, that perhaps very young children see things this way too.

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comment by d at 12:58 AM (GMT) on 6 April, 2004

the vividity! contrast! brightness! colour! i love it. the water droplets on the green steering wheel (?) really top it off for me. excellent!

comment by Jeremy at 02:17 AM (GMT) on 6 April, 2004

A good image, but I think the photoshop effect is a little too obvious. It looked amazingly vivid, etc in the small thumpost, but here, particularly between the waterdroplets on the green and the red horn, comes across as fake.

Perhaps if some of the black around the edves (etc on the wheel) was removed, it would look less edited.

But I love the water droplet on color idea

comment by tomo at 04:24 AM (GMT) on 6 April, 2004

beautiful and lovely vivid color. :-)

comment by djn1 at 01:10 PM (GMT) on 6 April, 2004

update: This is version two - edited in light of Jeremy's comment.

comment by Houser at 01:23 PM (GMT) on 6 April, 2004

Didn't see the first, but I think it's dope! Very 'illustrator-like' (whatever the hell that means), but I dig that.

comment by djn1 at 02:10 PM (GMT) on 6 April, 2004

Houser: I should have said that this version isn't really all that different from the previous one. In this version the edge of the steering wheel, particulary the straight edge bordering the bright red area below, has been lightened a little; i.e. the PS'ing looks a little less obvious.

comment by clayton at 09:32 PM (GMT) on 6 April, 2004

LOVE the saturation in this shot

comment by rich at 03:29 AM (GMT) on 7 April, 2004

i LOVE this shot!

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comment by emarquetti at 05:41 PM (GMT) on 7 April, 2004

Somethimes I ask to myself:

_"How he did so nice photos with so simple tings!?"

Thatīs a good eye, I gess!

Thanks for the lessons! ;-)

comment by Eduardo Arcos at 09:22 PM (GMT) on 7 April, 2004

Damn good!!!!!!!

comment by RainKing at 02:03 PM (GMT) on 8 April, 2004

What a great shot. I love it. The colors are so vivid, and the combination of them makes for a great pic. Excellent. :)