1 in 2000 chance on a McLaren...

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One_Oldman_4U Senior Member • Posts: 1,237
1 in 2000 chance on a McLaren...
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...I could have won this if only I bought a ticket but I didn't.

The lighting was awful and the reflections did not make it any better but I just have to take a shot at this with my LX7 (Dubai Airport)

Any tips for car shots is/are greatly appreciated!

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Pap38
Pap38 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,752
Re: 1 in 2000 chance on a McLaren...

How much was the ticket? Or was the winner chosen in another manner? The color looks like it may have been a mixture temperatures, very difficult to remedy. Beautiful car!

Pap

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One_Oldman_4U OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,237
Re: 1 in 2000 chance on a McLaren...

The price per ticket is 500 UAE Dirhams (between $150-180 depending on the current exchange rate). From what I was told, they do a drawing on a certain date and winner gets notified through email and/or phone).

The McLaren is a BEAUTIFUL car. When I was there last year, they had a Ferrari (can't remember the exact model) and the tickets were between $200-250. They also have a $1Million cash prize drawing every so often. Now, I wouldn't winning that oneĀ 

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hydrospanner Regular Member • Posts: 157
Re: 1 in 2000 chance on a McLaren...

Not specifically car-related, but it looks like your white balance is way off.

For the mixed lighting often encountered in open areas like this (especially if there was a large skylight overhead), the best way to do this is to take a custom white balance reading.  From the looks of it, various portions of the walls there, or even the floor tiles, would have made a great neutral reference.

That being said, the photos are great, and the white balance can easily be corrected in post.

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One_Oldman_4U OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,237
Thanks for the advice.

hydrospanner wrote:

Not specifically car-related, but it looks like your white balance is way off.

For the mixed lighting often encountered in open areas like this (especially if there was a large skylight overhead), the best way to do this is to take a custom white balance reading. From the looks of it, various portions of the walls there, or even the floor tiles, would have made a great neutral reference.

Thanks for the advice and I do appreciate it. I did use "Auto White Balance". I will try "Custom White Balance" in situations like this.

That being said, the photos are great, and the white balance can easily be corrected in post.

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KCHAWK
KCHAWK Senior Member • Posts: 1,794
White balance

First great photos regardless of the lighting challenge.

White balance often causes me issues and I try to fix in PP.  But as another poster suggested, setting a custom WB makes sense and I need to practice doing that.

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One_Oldman_4U OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,237
@ KCHAWK

Thanks. I have never tried custom WB but there's always 1st. Will have to play with custom WB before my next trip. Appreciate the input and thanks for looking!

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J C Brown Senior Member • Posts: 1,566
Re: McLaren... Supercar at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow - 8 images

Hi Rik,

Your post reminded me of some shots I took with my TZ30 when I attended a fascinating Faculty of Engineering lecture at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow last June.

The "Formula One Technologies used in the McLaren 12C and P1 Supercars" lecture was presented by Dick Glover, Director of reasearch, Maclaren Automotive.

As he and a colleague had driven the car up to Glasgow for the presentation we were very fortunate in having the opportunity to examine it closely.

McLaren Supercar arriving at Strathclyde

Comparison of McLaren P1 Specification and 2014 Formula One regulations

Vote of thanks for an excellent lecture presented by Dick Glover on the right.

Leaving Strathclyde

Apart from a 25% reduction in size and some cropping using FastStone Image Viewer all of the above images are hand held OOC JPEGs which were taken in less than ideal lighting.

Jimmy

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Re: McLaren... Supercar at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow - 8 images

J C Brown wrote:

Comparison of McLaren P1 Specification and 2014 Formula One regulations

3.8cc V8 delivering 727bhp - that's impressive!

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One_Oldman_4U OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,237
Re: McLaren... Supercar at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow - 8 images

Thanks for the info and the photos. I agree, the McLaren is one EXTRA ORDINARY exotic supercar.

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MikeGF Regular Member • Posts: 244
More inpressive

Did you notice the specifications for the 2014 F1 engine.  1.6 litre V6 turbo 600bhp.  And when using ERS
(energy recovery system) up to 800bhp. This from the latest BBC auto news. Thats power in a small package.

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Trafford
Trafford Veteran Member • Posts: 8,255
Re: More inpressive

MikeGF wrote:

Did you notice the specifications for the 2014 F1 engine. 1.6 litre V6 turbo 600bhp. And when using ERS
(energy recovery system) up to 800bhp. This from the latest BBC auto news. Thats power in a small package.

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How do they change that 90 kilogram battery?

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