Removing Car "Gravel" Reflections

Started Mar 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Randy Colwell Regular Member • Posts: 300
Re: Removing Car "Gravel" Reflections

Lyle Aldridge wrote:

Randy Colwell wrote:

I took some photos for a friend of his Mustang and we parked it in a lot on some gravel, of course I never noticed the reflections in the bottom of the doors but I think they are kind of distracting. Does anyone have a nice trick to remove them. Feel free to play around. This shot is pretty much right out of the camera only with some added clarity in Adobe Raw. Thanks and have fun!

If I were the painter of that car, I surely wouldn't be happy with the way you want to display this paint job. What makes the gravel more distracting that the sky and the tree branches? What I find distracting isn't the reflection of the gravel; it's the gravel stuck to the tires.


I totally agree with you and I was not happy with all about the location of the shoot or the gravel it was on. We were out actually doing burnout pictures of the car and he wanted to get some shots of it sitting. We were quickly loosing light and he pulled into an area to photograph the car by an old "Ford Logo" gas station. The only probelm was we could not shoot there because the owner would not let us. So, we parked it across the street in a horrible looking gravel lot.

Thanks for all the replies everyone.

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