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Decided to paint the lip to match the painted sides (one side OEM, other side rattle white) to how it looks. I kinda like it, gives it the illusion of being lower then it really is. Picked up a rear r-lip also (Thanks Micheal Hientz!) that will get painted soon. I know, the paint is ghetto-fabulous, but I just wanted a "mock up" before it gets sprayed with Championship white. I'm impatient like that.

Tips on pics suggested!

How do I get rids of the graininess in night pics?







Trying to accentuate the coke-bottle lines of the NA..









Battlefield 2142 ownage,haha
 

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looks good man :0
now i think about painting my r lip
only thing that stops me is mine scrapes and the paint would prolly get messed up

nice dog!
and did you drive up the steps to get your car up there? :p
 

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I really like it, Tam. I'm leaving mine the way it is, but that's because I've got a dark car anyway, so the visual impact isn't as big. That said, I'd go back one day and make sure the white on the lip/rocker panels matches the rest of the car. Looks "undone" until that's finished up.

Can't wait until I can finish transforming my car to Green, Black, and Bronze :mrgreen:
 

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I really like those wheels. Car looks good. To remove the noise from the pictures especially in night photos I use a program called Neat Image. You can download the shareware version for free and it makes a big difference. Here is an example, granted quality is reduced because of my image host.

http://clubroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3592
 

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Ok first of all you have a nice enough camera to do this. If you are wondering how I know... its a little app called EXIF viewer. Your jpegs still have all the camera data stored in them. So I know you are shooting with a Rebel XT, no flash was used and you were at 1/10s, f3.5 at 18mm. But you shot at 1600 iso. That is where you are getting your grain. For night shots use a tripod. It looks like either you have a tripod or the camera was well braced. Set your iso at 400 at the most. With a tripod you can go down to iso 200. I always shoot at 200 unless maybe I'm shooting action. That will cure your grain problem.

Also, if I may critique. I would have parked the car perpendicular to the light source. The unever light over the length of the car doesn't do much for me. I really like the third shot but I would crop out most of the garage and the light. Its a little distracting. I personally would have metered that shot it like you have but got more of the car in the shot and the gound in front of it.

I would also not use any applications or plug-ins to fix the images. They will all sacrifice image quality. Ok for the web but that's not the way to do it. You have the technology for great results without using software.

Good luck, hope that helps.
 

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Ok first of all you have a nice enough camera to do this. If you are wondering how I know... its a little app called EXIF viewer. Your jpegs still have all the camera data stored in them. So I know you are shooting with a Rebel XT, no flash was used and you were at 1/10s, f3.5 at 18mm. But you shot at 1600 iso. That is where you are getting your grain. For night shots use a tripod. It looks like either you have a tripod or the camera was well braced. Set your iso at 400 at the most. With a tripod you can go down to iso 200. I always shoot at 200 unless maybe I'm shooting action. That will cure your grain problem.

Also, if I may critique. I would have parked the car perpendicular to the light source. The unever light over the length of the car doesn't do much for me. I really like the third shot but I would crop out most of the garage and the light. Its a little distracting. I personally would have metered that shot it like you have but got more of the car in the shot and the gound in front of it.

I would also not use any applications or plug-ins to fix the images. They will all sacrifice image quality. Ok for the web but that's not the way to do it. You have the technology for great results without using software.

Good luck, hope that helps.
Thanks! You're right, I was using my friend's Canon Rebel XT in manaul mode. I was actually kinda pissed after the raw files were downloaded because it didn't turn out nearly as good as the preview pics on the lcd screen. When I was taking the pics, I was thinking, "Wow, they turned out pretty good for not messing with the settings", little did know. LCD screen does NOT equal the actual pics,haha. I even had a tripod but the shutter speeds were so fast, I didn't really need one. I'll try it with the ISO turned down next time.
 
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