Mercury Brawn


Photo Information
While on a job doing interior house painting in a historical district, a number of antique classic cars began arriving in a lot next door. With haste I put down my paint brush and picked up my camera to do a little photo shoot.
19/09/2015 - 00:47Wildwood512
CategoryStreet Photography
Shutter Speed1/1600
Aperturef/4.5
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length17mm
Views/Likes40/2

Wildwood512

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 00:52
Quote:
"The low angle works well with this fellow". Peterk

Peter, Thank you for your comment on this photo. I deleted the first post and re-uploaded a better edited version. 😉
Cheers...Donna 😊

pixelshot

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 08:39
Wow ! what a car l bet it loves petrol !Have a good weekend Alan

GIULIO57

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 09:52
Nice car and photo. Sign of TEXACO reminds me back when I was a child.......PS Imagine a BW conversion but the wall of bricks at natural red colour. In your opinion could it work?
PPG

Wildwood512

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 14:39
Thanks guys!!!!!! 😎

GIULIO57 wrote:
Nice car and photo. Sign of TEXACO reminds me back when I was a child.......PS Imagine a BW conversion but the wall of bricks at natural red colour. In your opinion could it work?

Giulio, I think this to be a fantastic idea! It sounds like a masking job at which time I am not too knowledgeable in yet but working on it. Any advice on how to achieve this would be appreciated. I have Lightroom but don't quite know my way around it yet. All of my edits are done in iPhoto (MAC) and Picasa, a downloadable editing program. Both are very limited but thus far have been adequate for my needs. I am going to purchase a Lightroom how to book hopefully this weekend as I am ready to further my editing skills.
Cheers...Donna 😊

GIULIO57

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 17:42
Well...you're right. This job requires a mask. The simplest and shortest way to achieve this is to convert into BW the whole image...and then apply a mask at same layer of BW conversion. Then use a soft-brush to paint black those areas that you need to keep in colour (the wall of bricks). Further you could fine-tuning opacity of that layer (using slider)...so to better control the final effect at your own liking. This workflow refers to Photoshop(all versions)PS Other peoples can suggest different paths using different softwares
PPG
Last Edited by GIULIO57 on 19/09/2015 - 17:44

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 19:22
I love old cars and nothing evokes the spirit of an age like its motorcars, American ones, in particular.

Great shot, made extra special by the sympathetic back ground. This one is in great original condition as well, not customised like some soft sods do to these masterpieces.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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Wildwood512

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 22:25
GIULIO57 wrote:
This workflow refers to Photoshop(all versions)

Thanks Giulio. I do have PS Elements 13 as well, but again it is new to me, however, with your tips on masking I feel a bit more informed! 😉
Cheers...Donna 😊
Last Edited by Wildwood512 on 19/09/2015 - 22:33

Wildwood512

Link Posted 19/09/2015 - 22:26
bwlchmawr wrote:
I love old cars and nothing evokes the spirit of an age like its motorcars, American ones, in particular.

Andrew, I couldn't agree with you more! I'll most likely be sharing a few more...stay tuned! 😉
Cheers...Donna 😊
Last Edited by Wildwood512 on 19/09/2015 - 22:30

Teaka53

Link Posted 20/09/2015 - 11:13
bwlchmawr wrote:
I love old cars and nothing evokes the spirit of an age like its motorcars, American ones, in particular.

Great shot, made extra special by the sympathetic back ground. This one is in great original condition as well, not customised like some soft sods do to these masterpieces.

I couldn't agree more
Malc

alfpics

Link Posted 20/09/2015 - 20:17
Love this - the red/ black/ white/ green limited colour palette work well!
Andy
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