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Hanging Out With Dad

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 14mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/20 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS

The scene is the South Lake Avenue shopping district in Pasadena, California.  Life couldn’t be better for a young girl than a leisurely afternoon window shopping ride with the family dog and dad towing us in a red wagon.

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Surfers’ 1949 Plymouth Woody

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 20mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1; PsCS5

The Pasadena show only permitted pre-1974 automobiles to enter, so instead of seeing an infinite array of contemporary fast cars, we had the opportunity to visit a lot of older cars that offered more nostalgia and character.  Back when I was in high school Woody’s were fairly common, now if a see a Woody it is a real rarity.  I really appreciate the wood door panels, the white walls, the rounded snout and that very business-like bumper.  If you don’t know what that is hanging in front of the grill, it is a canvas water bag, water in the bag is kept cool by evaporative cooling.

I used layers and masking to diffuse much of the light and to selectively un-focus the background and rear part of the car, brushing gaussian blurring in various strengths.  I wanted the scene to resemble a foggy day at the beach, and I think this treatment also gives a sense of the car emerging from the past.  I changed the color of the surfboards to make them a little more prominent.