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Thread: Model S Shows Its True Colors (Photos)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattyChuck View Post
    Waiting for someone to start crying about the body gaps in 3... 2...
    1... Nah.

    Thanks, George, these are super helpful.

    One observation for folks looking at the two whites: The solid white lighting angle is just a tiny bit different -- you can see that the car is casting a little bit more of a shadow at the rear, while the pearl looks like it was closer to direct ahead/overhead. So, the highlights are a bit muted on the side of the solid white car, and I don't think that's all because of the paint. (The pearl probably does highlight a bit more, though.)

    The same is true on the green -- the side towards the camera is a little bit in shadow, so it doesn't show the same highlights as some of the other colors.

    No criticism intended here -- just pointing out a subtle difference that could influence perception if somebody isn't aware of it.
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    I put a direct link to the Flickr set in the second post and embedded the pics, sorting them by similar colors. The post is a wiki, so someone else can put in the official color names if he or she wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattyChuck View Post
    Waiting for someone to start crying about the body gaps in 3... 2...
    Well as a matter of fact: The frunk lid fit at the nose cone is very different on the different cars. Fire engine red looks very good, but Sig red and blue are ... well... not so good. I suspect this can be adjusted with the locking mechanisms of the frunk, but it looks sloppy at best now.

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    These photos are great! But it would also be very helpful if Tesla would post similar pictures of all the colors with the standard 19" wheels. After all that's what most people will be getting and the car colors do compare differently with different wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddruz View Post
    These photos are great! But it would also be very helpful if Tesla would post similar pictures of all the colors with the standard 19" wheels. After all that's what most people will be getting and the car colors do compare differently with different wheels.
    I think pictures with all cars with the dark grey performance wheels would be an even better idea, because you can then see if that dark grey color matches with your preferred exterior color. The 19" wheels are silver, like the 21" in these pictures, so matching colors is less of an issue.

    Thank you George and the Tesla-team for taking and posting these pictures. A great help, also for us in Europe (The Netherlands) who are anxiously waiting for news on pricing and delivery planning .

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    Thanks George, for really trying, but I feel, no criticism intended, (and having been, decades ago, a professional photographer), that the photos suffer from what is I think called, , "subject failure". (Not "S" failure.)

    The problem is that it would be better if ...

    1) All cars were placed next to each other, so a comparison could be made.

    2) More importantly, the cars should have been photographed in a studio with "tent" lighting or just a neutral (white) background.

    As it is, all colors are subject to influence of the GREEN grass.

    Further, candidly, I was "waiting" for the red, and now that I have seen the current red, the gorgeous "wine" red, and now see the HOT red; to me it's far too bright. I like subtlety. And that red "screams" or is its tone overly influenced by the green?

    Thanks for your time, effort, and I hope my observation is taken as constructive criticism as intended.

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    NOOO!!! The automatic white balance and exposure settings on the camera completely ruined the pictures!

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    I cannot stop looking through these images...a thousand words, indeed. Please add more, with the grey performance wheels and the 19" wheels! I have never seen what the grey wheel looks like on the green, apart from my own amateurish photoshop efforts.

    I would also love to see shots of the interiors through an open door, though I realize that not every exterior/interior combination has even been manufactured yet, nor will they be until the Sig production completes.

    And while I am no photographer and can certainly not comment on the picture quality and influence of surrounding light and shadow...I do feel that these images give a good "real life" impression of a car that will, in fact, always be surrounded by objects of other colors, and a different mix of light and shadow. Shots of all cars under tent lighting with a grey card would be excellent for comparative and monitor-calibration purposes, but this series shows me what they all look like in the real world, under reasonably similar conditions.

    Once again, thank you GeorgeB...and keep 'em coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
    Hi everyone.

    I've been watching all the threads about having Model S "true colors" stand up. So yesterday, we photographed all 10 colors of Model S in the same place, in the same lighting, with the same camera, from the same angle. We have posted the images here:

    Event Gallery | Tesla Motors

    More to come...

    Please enjoy!!!

    GeorgeB
    Thank you George,
    you helped me to work out a real dilemma that I had concerning the colour of the Model S of my dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adm View Post
    Well as a matter of fact: The frunk lid fit at the nose cone is very different on the different cars. Fire engine red looks very good, but Sig red and blue are ... well... not so good. I suspect this can be adjusted with the locking mechanisms of the frunk, but it looks sloppy at best now.
    Noticed this too. The pearl has bigger gaps on the frunk than the white. It actually looks partially open around the lights too. I hope this gets resolved!
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