Best photo of DV yet - and some others!

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Hi, someone posted on FB about the drivers academy and this image really caught my eye - DV has never looked better! (It actually looks GREEN and it's not even bright sunlight :love: )

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This is one of Lotus's own images and this section of the site has great shots of Hethel and Magma too - visit: https://www.lotuscars.com/sv-SE/driving-academy/a-taste-of-lotus/
 
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Definitely edited
I'm not sure, As per my commenti think sunlight and possible exposure, plus the effect of the metallic lighting up could be causing that.

The other front 3/4 shot - i saw that car in that position quite possibly the same day and that is how it looked, the red deep and darkish. Same in the factory in a poorly lit area.

All the metallic FE colours seem to be very sensitive to light, either lightening or darkening much more than a solid colour would.
 

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look at that sky, the image tone is a bit funky - certainly not straight from the camera, seems saturation / vibrance has been boosted
Agreed- Saturation, vibrancy, black point and contrast all bumped.
 

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Agreed- Saturation, vibrancy, black point and contrast all bumped.
It looks like a cell phone HDR image which is always over-saturated and over-contrasted. It usually crushes the blacks and mis-represents the mid-ranges which is why I don't like that setting.

To do a proper HDR image you'd need 3 cameras; one each for brights, mids and shadows, and all 3 would have to shoot simultaneously then the imaging processor composite them using an algorithm of some kind to bring out the best of each of those ranges in a single image.

Doing all of that with a single camera imaging array just doesn't work very well in my opinion. The effect doesn't look realistic at all, and sticks out like a sore thumb.
 

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It looks like a cell phone HDR image which is always over-saturated and over-contrasted. It usually crushes the blacks and mis-represents the mid-ranges which is why I don't like that setting.

To do a proper HDR image you'd need 3 cameras; one each for brights, mids and shadows, and all 3 would have to shoot simultaneously then the imaging processor composite them using an algorithm of some kind to bring out the best of each of those ranges in a single image.

Doing all of that with a single camera imaging array just doesn't work very well in my opinion. The effect doesn't look realistic at all, and sticks out like a sore thumb.
Well a single camera taking multiple images very rapidly at different exposures will produce proper HDR – but I get what you’re saying a single captured image cannot do HDR it’s just a bullshit label
 

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Well a single camera taking multiple images very rapidly at different exposures will produce proper HDR – but I get what you’re saying a single captured image cannot do HDR it’s just a bullshit label
Yeah it's SUPPOSED to work like that, at least that's what marketing speak says, but in real use it just doesn't quite deliver.
 
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