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Tree Study #118

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 22mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

These trees occupy part of the park like space that is adjacent to the Mathis Brothers store in Ontario, California as described in last Monday’s post.

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Black Friday Sale

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Furniture Warehouse Store

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 24mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/16

This is the Mathis Brothers furniture store in Ontario, California as viewed from the  greenbelt separating the warehouse from the adjacent business park.  The greenbelt area is intriguing to me, it seems like a monument of some sort, but I could not find any information about it.  It consists of a huge water feature surrounded by greenery that brings to mind a very well maintained, high end golf course.  It is roughly 1,200 feet long, about 200 feet wide at its apex and about 700 feet wide at its base.

To see an overview of this monument search for “Mathis Brothers, Inland Empire Boulevard, Ontario, CA” on Google maps (satellite view).

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White On Pink Vintage Buick

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 48mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HRP1; PsCS5

The last image in this series from the Ontario Police Department Guns & Hoses car show on July 23, 2011 is another Buick.  This car is from the same era as my childhood and I love the color scheme on this automobile, it reminds me of a Dreamsicle.  It took some lawyer masking trickery in Photoshop to get the body tones right and I also added the background blur in Photoshop.


Gold Coupe

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 26mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, ASAA; PsCS5

This beauty was also on display at the Ontario Police Department Guns & Hoses car show on July 23, 2011.  After initial processing of the brackets in Lightroom I used Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro to merge and tone map the images, then I duplicated the final HDR image and converted one copy in to a colored pencil drawing using Alien Skin’s Snap Art Photoshop plug-in.  I then layered the original HDR image with the colored pencil version and masked them together in Photoshop to achieve the painterly effect for the final image.


Red Coupe

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 32mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSimp; PsCS5

Another red coupe on display at the Ontario Police Department Guns & Hoses car show, July 23, 2011.  I gave this a painterly treatment using Topaz Labs’ Simplify Photoshop plug-in.


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.