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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:49 AM
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Oopsies miss posted sorry guys cars looking great the beige does look pretty sick what exhaust on the 318?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:59 AM
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I was thinking of putting together a multi-part guide for different levels of photographers for shooting cars. From using a DSLR or point and shoot, to framing, to lighting, to editing...

Would you guys be interested in something like that?
It would certainly be helpful to others here, but on the other hand, there are a number of books/guides available which do exactly this. I bought a Magic Lantern guide for my DLSR, which is essentially a more comprehensive user manual, and then there are many other guides which explore composition and editing.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:19 AM
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My e34 is the same color. Sophisticated, easy to care for and damn near invisible to coppers.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:19 AM
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My e34 is the same color. Sophisticated, easy to care for and damn near invisible to coppers.
Yea I love the color now.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:25 AM
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:26 AM
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:31 AM
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Shieet. Nice shot bro!
thanks man, lightroom does wonders for an unwashed car
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:43 AM
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:56 AM
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:56 AM
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:00 AM
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That plate is about as straight as you are.....









man, i can never get that thing aligned right. it'll never match the lines of the bumper
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:01 AM
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:24 PM
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Maybe next time you can install the grilles so they aren't upside down?
And also fix the indicators (side repeaters) while you're at it

Correct placement is like this:

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:26 PM
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OMG he doesnt have side trim...

why anyone thinks that would ever look good is BEYOND me
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:27 PM
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OMG he doesnt have side trim...

why anyone thinks that would ever look good is BEYOND me
to be honest that entire car is a trainwreck. 2 fast. 2 furious.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:29 PM
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he said someone will give him 1500 the more i look at it the more i say yes to 1500.

like who would even offer that w/out the car crashed?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:38 PM
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he said someone will give him 1500 the more i look at it the more i say yes to 1500.

like who would even offer that w/out the car crashed?
the things i immediately pick out are pretty obvious flaws.
  1. removed the side trim and filled the holes and had the car painted
  2. added a hideous front bumper and filled it with chicken wire mesh and is painted to match the car
  3. though the front bumper is paint matched the rockers, and lower rear bumper are still painted OEM black
  4. the low rise LTW inspired wing is still black, no doubt unpainted ABS plastic
  5. one. piece. headlights.
  6. chromed out kidneys installed upside down
  7. what exactly are those chrome things where the wheels should be?
  8. you can see the front brake rotors are drilled… why?
  9. pretty sweet tint job on the rear windows… who's riding back there, tupac?
  10. can't see the tail lights, but they're probably awful ones just like what are still on my car, or worse… LEDs
  11. that hood alignment is off, its got a larger gap than the grand canyon
  12. side markers installed wrong
that's all i got for now. Now I don't have to say anything mean for the rest of the year
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:49 PM
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Too bad, it appears to be a slick top.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:52 PM
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to be honest that entire car is a trainwreck. 2 fast. 2 furious.
This.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:53 PM
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Too bad, it appears to be a slick top.
i think some body work was done because if you try to find the seam of the doors it's almost blended right into the roof, methinks its a fiberglass bondo special. slim chance of it being a slick top, and if it was, OP should be flamed to death.

edit for dumbness i just remembered that coupes have frameless windows.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:07 PM
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Plus, I don't think the current owner of that car is the one responsible for the "customization". I could be wrong, but that was my impression.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:26 PM
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Which one looks the best? Unedited(#1) or the edited(#2)
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:52 PM
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I think I like the unedited a bit better, but it's only because the bright blue of the sky in the edited photo overpowers the car which is the subject of the photo.
In other words in the unedited photo I'm drawn to look at the car, in the edited photo I'm drawn to look at the blue sky....
It's a cool photo regardless!
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:53 PM
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the things i immediately pick out are pretty obvious flaws.
  1. removed the side trim and filled the holes and had the car painted
  2. added a hideous front bumper and filled it with chicken wire mesh and is painted to match the car
  3. though the front bumper is paint matched the rockers, and lower rear bumper are still painted OEM black
  4. the low rise LTW inspired wing is still black, no doubt unpainted ABS plastic
  5. one. piece. headlights.
  6. chromed out kidneys installed upside down
  7. what exactly are those chrome things where the wheels should be?
  8. you can see the front brake rotors are drilled… why?
  9. pretty sweet tint job on the rear windows… who's riding back there, tupac?
  10. can't see the tail lights, but they're probably awful ones just like what are still on my car, or worse… LEDs
  11. that hood alignment is off, its got a larger gap than the grand canyon
  12. side markers installed wrong
that's all i got for now. Now I don't have to say anything mean for the rest of the year

Honestly it would be very very easy to make that car likeable. You couldn't put the side trim back on it, but a nice front bumper, wheels, lights, etc. would make it a perfectly fine car to drive by my standards.
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And also fix the indicators (side repeaters) while you're at it

Correct placement is like this:

I looked at that like 5 times wondering if it was mine lol.
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