Images & Observations

Antique Red & Black Buick

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 35mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1; PsCS5

Today begins the Car Show Fortnight on the blog, two weeks of automotive images captured at car shows in the greater L.A. area.  This image represents the oldest vehicle in this current series, an antique Buick that drove to the Ontario Police Department’s Guns & Hoses Car Show, in their parking lot 23, 2011.  This image was created from two tone mapped versions produced in HDR Efex Pro, then layered and masked in Photoshop.

Update: This is a re-worked version of the original images, after considering Ken’s feedback.

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5 responses

  1. ken bello

    This is a beautiful car, Wayne. Since I’m unfamiliar with HDR Efex Pro, is it possible to bring out more shadow detail on photos like this? Perhaps it’s my monitor or the effects of low res web based images, but I seem to be losing it in the shadows. Or is it intentional? Can you shed some light?

    September 19, 2011 at 6:09 AM

  2. Ken, yes you can. I did use a control point to bring out the detail on the passenger’s seat, and added contrast to the wheels but left the under fender areas alone. i had considered bringing out more detail on the front grill but left it where it is. Given your comments, I might play with it some more. Thanks.

    September 19, 2011 at 8:29 AM

  3. Beautiful image, Wayne. I really like the processing on this. Didn’t see it before the rework but this pops very nicely.

    September 20, 2011 at 12:36 PM

  4. very cool… it really stands out!

    September 20, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    • Thanks, Sheila, I’ve been having a blast with the automotive images.

      September 22, 2011 at 10:32 AM

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