Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-04-2009, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
I <3 Haters
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 14

Tiffany - '97 VW Jetta GL
90 day: 38.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hello

Hey, I'm new here. I'm pretty interested in fuel economy, and aero dynamics, although I do have conflicting interests when It comes to cars. I like fast, modified cars, but at the same time, I enjoy getting awesome mileage.

So I drive a 2005 jetta tdi-pd. I've installed air-ride in the car so I can raise and lower it. And I have fitted smoothie wheel covers to play into the chrome trim theme of the car, having a lowered car with those wheel covers has improve my mileage a bit.


Car in question:


  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 09-04-2009, 05:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 122 Times in 90 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
What kind of filter was on the camera for that shot?

Nice looking wheel covers

Welcome to ecomodder!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 06:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
I <3 Haters
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 14

Tiffany - '97 VW Jetta GL
90 day: 38.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I don't believe I used a filter for that shot. If i did, it would have just been a polarizing filter.. But its most likely just levels and photoshop tweaks you see!

18-55mm lens on an canon xti for those interested in cameras.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 122 Times in 90 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
I was thinking it was polarizing based on the effects toward the corners of the shot. Glad to have another car/camera nerd on the site
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 07:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
I <3 Haters
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 14

Tiffany - '97 VW Jetta GL
90 day: 38.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Yea, thats definitely a touch of vignetting I added in photoshop. I tend to do that with most pictures I take, along with playing with the levels.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 07:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 122 Times in 90 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
I could see the levels. Have you ever done HDR merging?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 07:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
I <3 Haters
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 14

Tiffany - '97 VW Jetta GL
90 day: 38.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I have, yes. But I prefer not to because it has to be done just right or it looks stupid. Almost all of the time I dislike HDR because people do it wrong.

I'm very particular about HDR's.

This is an example of a 2 exposure merge HDR I did.

  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 07:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
I <3 Haters
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 14

Tiffany - '97 VW Jetta GL
90 day: 38.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
While we're on the photo topic, I'll put up to of my favourite pics I've taken so far



  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Palmer For This Useful Post:
SVOboy (09-04-2009)
Old 09-04-2009, 07:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 122 Times in 90 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
Definitely nice shot
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 08:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
I <3 Haters
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 14

Tiffany - '97 VW Jetta GL
90 day: 38.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks!


Also, for those interested, a bit of a "build thread" from another local forum I post on. feel free to read through to look at the air-ride install.

http://www.customobsessions.com/modu...wtopic&t=24874

On nice smooth highways its nice, I can drop the car down extra low to make it a touch more slippery in the air, but I can pop up to go over any obsticals, speed bumps, or pot holes.


Last edited by Palmer; 09-04-2009 at 09:18 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com