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Selecting a Background

The right background has the correct perspective or view angle in relation to the original image and should look as though it fits with the local landmarks and geography. I like the backgrounds below, but none were right for this project. The background I chose (right) has the perfect perspective and I could picture our Tahoe in a late night pursuit — chasing through the dark and wet backstreets of Opelika, finally overtaking the subject underneath the I-85 on-ramp.

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The Original Image

This photo was shot in bright daylight around noon with the angle of the light coming straight down.  I used that to my advantage since at night, the light will be coming from the street lights above and I had a lot of high shine to work with. The busy background made cutting the SUV out of it’s background a challenge. Another challenge was the reflection of the trees on the hood and reflections in the back glass.

Inspiration from Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

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This cool Creative Commons image background thanks to Pixabay