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2009 BMW Z4 sDrive35i.
New Orleans, Louisiana. July 17, 2009.

So this doesn't really fit with the rest of the series, but I couldn't pass up shooting against that wall. So I didn't.

EDIT_ This has got to be the single most revised image yet. I think I've submitted four different versions in the past 16 hours, each time cleaning it up a little more and becoming unsatisfied with it upon submitting. So. Now it's done. And I'm sure many of you will agree, since I pretty much covered all suggestions to improve the composition. ;)
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:iconxbastex:
xbastex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconstigmus:
stigmus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
I usually don't care much for BMWs, but I love this pic.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
;) Thanks.
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:icon0ms0:
0ms0 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wua. Amaaaazing!
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconpensadoraxadrezado:
PensadorAxadrezado Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Student Photographer
wooo
In your photos, the cars look so shiny all the time.. what do you do?
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
The owners have the car detailed.
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:iconpensadoraxadrezado:
PensadorAxadrezado Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Student Photographer
.__.
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:iconsobiech:
Sobiech Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Well done :)
Superb background! : )

Wish to see there hippie, colorful VW Microbus :D
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hahaha, would have fit in better.
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:iconitissquishyfudge:
itissquishyfudge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
and thats why they call it a land shark
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
;P
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:iconfranzart:
franzart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
The combination is so awesome to begin with, but the lighting is very well chosen and show off all the lines and curves of the new Z4. Great shot and you did it again!!
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Well thank you so much. I'm glad you noticed. :D
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:iconjamoy:
jamoy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
looks like an Ad..
..damn its a sweet photo dude, nice 1! :D
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconjohnny23xx:
Johnny23xx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this was a great shoot man!
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks. :)
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:iconjohnny23xx:
Johnny23xx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem
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:iconbedheadben:
bedheadben Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Gotta love the final composition!
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009   Photographer
EPIC!
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks.
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
this is amazing, didnt know you had this angle too
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
I couldn't have a series without a side profile of this car! Thanks!
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:iconlancia-stratos:
Lancia-Stratos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
SIMPLY awesome, cant find other words for it! amazing job m8! :wow:
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks!
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:iconfridaythe13th:
fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
haha! oh good! that makes me feel better, I thought I was the only one who went back and revised photos for ages after uploading ;)

it's a really fantastic shot, and i can see why you couldn't pass up that wall! hehe I love it! :love:
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'm borderline OCD when it comes to that. It's got to be pixel perfect. =P

Thanks!
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:iconfridaythe13th:
fridaythe13th Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lmao, i know how ya feel =)
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:iconsolefield:
solefield Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely one of my favorites, this is spectacular!
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Mine too. Thanks!
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:iconsteelwagon6:
steelwagon6 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SICKKKK, idk why but i love this sooo much ^___^
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is one of my favorites too. :)
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:iconchilipalmer:
chilipalmer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Love the composition :)
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconakaido:
Akaido Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
This series is one of your best!
this is professional photography on a different level.
;)
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow, thanks man!
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:iconkhallandra:
Khallandra Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really effective composition. It stands out in the series.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
:nod: Thanks!
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:iconstaceylala:
staceylala Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the thing at the top lol.
Great colours too.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Well, after looking at it for a while, I decided that while I also like it, the image becomes stronger with it gone. So I updated it.
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:iconstaceylala:
staceylala Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, yes, actually you're very right lol.
Better this way.
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:iconstupidfock:
StupidFock Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Remove whatever that is at the top! It's a great photo otherwise.
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Good call. Check it out now. ;)
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:iconstupidfock:
StupidFock Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Hawt
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:iconmeganclare:
MeganClare Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   Digital Artist
looooove
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:iconnotbland:
notbland Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconrob-cavanna:
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
IMO, the wall should be manipulated so that the color squares are much lower, wires deleted, and composition altered so that it's more horizontal. Then it'll change from being slightly indulgent to fully legit.

But despite my nitpicky BS, it's still a badass shot!
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