Selling The Drama

03 May 2007 892 views
 
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VW Beetle

Looking back on the whole Volkswagen bug thing, I thought it was pretty funny. I'm wondering if it was a marketing move from the Volkswagen people.
- Rocco DiSpirito

Rushed post, hope you like.

Photo Editing: Border Thing, Zoom, Selective Color, Crop in Photoshop.

VW Beetle

Looking back on the whole Volkswagen bug thing, I thought it was pretty funny. I'm wondering if it was a marketing move from the Volkswagen people.
- Rocco DiSpirito

Rushed post, hope you like.

Photo Editing: Border Thing, Zoom, Selective Color, Crop in Photoshop.

comments (25)

I am a former VW Beetle owner, and I miss my cars terribly sad There's something about the sound the clutch pedal makes when you let your foot of the clutch. Nice photo!
Samarth: lol, u really did like that car didnt you?
  • petra
  • 3 May 2007, 00:44
lol@Kay...I remember the sound of the cluch pedal!!
Petra
Samarth: seem to be a lot of shutterchancers who once had a beetele...
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 3 May 2007, 01:23
It is a gorgeous car !
Samarth: grin...
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 3 May 2007, 02:00
Yellow punch buggy (as she hits Sam on the arm)! grin

You can't NOT smile when you see one of these, especially in such a vibrant color!
Samarth: lol grin...true, it does make u smile..
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 3 May 2007, 02:32
I hear my kids yelling "punch buggy yellow, no punch backs!" Oh the memories!

Gotta love 'em!
Samarth: grin...man, there are quite a few nostalgic comments about beetles here today...will post another one in a coupole of weeks...
  • iain
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 May 2007, 05:52
I like it, the zoom effect gives it somewhat of a lens-baby feel.
Samarth: yup, did that just for that effect...
  • P.J.
  • 3 May 2007, 07:42
Punch buggy yellow! grin
Samarth: lol, another one grin...
Lovely shot. I liked the blur that you have given....
Samarth: Thanks Anup, decided to make it a bit more interesting...
Original effet !!
Samarth: Thanks Florence...
  • Azhar
  • Mumbai, India.
  • 3 May 2007, 08:56
Very cool radial blur, wishing for more space around the car on the left and right sides (wider angle), otherwise a good shot, lovely color there.
Samarth: totally know what you mean...got it into my silly head that i ahd to frame it EXACTLY....
lobvely one...
Samarth: smile...
Looking back at those days this cars were like Old soldiers, they just never die. Pretty cool shot.
Samarth: grin, thanks dotun...
Well, that certainly puts the old guy front and centersmile The cobblestone add to the shot as does the color. Nice work!
Samarth: Thank you martin...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 May 2007, 16:18
Yeah man you have all us old people ranting and raving for yesteryear. Fondly remembering the bug we owned. The first girl in the bug ...
I like how you have highlighted the car with your pp. Great post.
Samarth: Thanks Louis...never had so many fond and emotional memories on this blog before, feels nice wink...
  • Gary
  • 3 May 2007, 16:22
nice job on the processing, I thought it might be a panning shot at first, but no driver! years ago I owned a red one
Samarth: thanks gary...seems to me that everyone who's commented here has owned one grin...
Nice processing! A patch of black would convert it to a bombay taxi ;-)
Samarth: lol, very true...
  • Alistair
  • We are on our way to Athens! Tough Mc
  • 3 May 2007, 18:24
I have to say I HATE the progressive loading of the images. Is this a feature of the paid for templates or is it an option?

I suspect you could have pumped the saturation on the yellow a touch more, given the subject. I like the radial blur.
Samarth: im thinking of removing it, i have paid so i dunno if its available on other blogs as well...
was afraid of overdoing it but i guess ur right...

ps. expecting a few masterpieces from athens...
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 3 May 2007, 19:21
I'm getting sentimental. wink Great colour for a Kaefer (Beetle).
That blur effect is great!
Samarth: lol...thank you a lot...
  • micki
  • USA
  • 3 May 2007, 22:18
My aunt had a VW. I don't remember what color it was, but I remember that five of us crammed into it one day to go to the zoo. It was a very tight fit, even though three of us were under the age of seven. Nice image, Sam.
Samarth: grin...
  • Suby
  • 3 May 2007, 22:54
Saw this image in the morning, jumped out at me then, jumps out at me now. Really good good PP. I like this a lot.

Suby
Samarth: thanks suby...figured this might be something ud appreciate...
  • Ellie
  • 3 May 2007, 23:40
I always wanted one of these, until somebody told me that yellow cars attract greenfly!

Nice picture too, although I'm not convinced by the front/back zoom my mind is telling me it should be going fromside to side.
Samarth: lol, who was this person?...i see what you mean, i was torn in between blurring to put emphasis on the bug or to make it look as though it wa sin motion...]
  • mal
  • 4 May 2007, 12:48
I’ve heard of “psychedelic drugs” before master but not “psychedelic Bugs”! lol Herbies gone bonkers! Malgoingforeyestesting
Samarth: lol...how did it go? wink...
Great one ! A good idea to use this kind of lens here ! An it drive me back when I was younger dreaming to have one like this ! smile
Samarth: smile...i have the same dream at times...
this one grabs your attention! cool shot!
Samarth: Thanks Kris...
Beautiful PP - really like the background - share the how if you have time please - the car (nostalgic) - nice!
Samarth: Thanks a lot ade...u select the car using a magnetic lasso...than slect inverse and then apply a radial blur...

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