I shot a photograph of this Jaguar F-Type R Coupe at the Auto Expo 2014, which was held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, India, last month. While I had shot a lot of photographs in first the couple of days of Auto Expo, this photograph has managed to capture my interest the most.
I shot this photograph after the end of first day, when tiredly we were walking towards the exit gate and found this beautiful car alone at the Jaguar Booth.
Even though original photograph had come out nice enough to be posted online, without any major editing, I decided to go the extra mile for it.
In Photoshop CC, I imported two RAW conversions; one with accurate exposure of the car and one that was darkened by 5 stops. Then I stacked the dark exposure over the normal exposure and used layer mask to reveal the car, while keeping the background dark (you can find step by step process here).
While doing all this required the maximum effort and time I have ever spent editing an image (I rarely spend more than 30-40 seconds editing my RAW files), I feel it was well worth the effort.
The image was captured with my Canon EOS 60D DSLR and Tamron 17-50 f2.8 lens set to f8 at 17mm, while shutter speed was at 1/60 and ISO 100.
Please let me know your views on the image by commenting below and if you have tips or advices, I would be glad to read them as well.
YS.. nice click of magnificent machine..
awesome click, you turned a beast in to beauty
Thank you Sachin.
It’s an great Pic for beautifull car ever.
Hey I have heard that Jaguar XF is one of the most luxurious sedans one could ever own. I am planning to buy a used Jaguar XF in Delhi from a reputable dealer. One of my friends have suggested to buy it from Big Boy Toyz (https://www.bigboytoyz.com/) but I am not sure if they will provide a good deal or not. Does any of you have dealt with the dealer before?
I have not bought anything from Big Boy Toyz, however, they are one of the largest and most reputable pre-owned luxury car dealer in India.