Posted on Mar.24, 2011, under Automobiles

(Nikon D700, 70-300mm at 180mm, ISO 250, Exposure 1/500 sec @f/5.6)

This is a shot of a 1956 Thunderbird Convertible taken at the 2010 Motor Muster held annually at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Processing on the image was fairly minimal. I created more of a square crop to focus on the window ports and I used a curves layer to darken the image a bit and add some additional contrast. I used a HSL layer to remove the blue sky reflection from the chrome and then applied a little vignette in Lightroom.

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  • Chris Nitz says:
    Awesome shot. I really like the old T-Birds, and this porthole window is so iconic to them! Lovely!
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  • I really love cars, especially classic American ones. Great capture today James, love how you processed and presented it!
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  • I need to remember that HSL level when it comes to cars. Simple processing but super smart and effective. Oh ya and the car looks hot too 🙂
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  • Jim Stephens says:
    Memories are made of this. Wonderful image! While in high school in 1963 my friends father bought him a red, 1955 T-Bird from an engineer at Bell Helicopter. The engineer had used it for racing so it had several modifications to the engine. If I recall correctly it had a slightly bored out 312 cu in engine with Jahns 10:1 pop up pistons, a 3/4 race cam, two Holley 4 barrel carbs, a Mallory transistorized ignition and of course a very heavy duty clutch. He removed one of the carbs which marginally helped his gas mileage but didn’t effect the performance very much. It was one of the fastest cars I have ever had the pleasure to ride in and be scared within inches of my life. It would easily out drag a stock Chevy 409 in the quarter mile. Thanks for the memory.
  • Ryan Sexton says:
    Great photos, I like how you show the before and afters. Thats a great Idea!
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