Posted on Jun.20, 2011, under Greenfield Village
(Nikon D700, Nikon 105mm f2.3 Macro, ISO 200, Exposure 1/30 sec @ f/16)
So, I went to the annual Motor Muster at Greenfield Village and came back with a shot of a … radio. Actually I do have some pictures of cars, but I think I’m hitting a block on my car photography. At this show I saw many of the same cars I saw last year (and the year before), and while I enjoy looking at them, I’m finding it harder to come up with interesting ways to shoot them. It’s hard to get a good shot of the entire car because there are generally people in the way so I tend to focus on details. However, after shooting details for so long I find myself mentally rejecting shots before I even take them because I remember taking something similar in the past. Anyway, the show was fun even if I didn’t get a large number of ‘keeper’ shots.
This image shows a 1937 Silvertone Console Radio. The radio was purchased in 1937 at a Sears in Highland Park, Michigan. The radio accompanied a 1937 car (whose make and model I don’t recall). I took this shot because I really liked the Art Deco style of the radio.
Processing was done in two stages. I did some initial work in Lightroom to increase the blacks and overall exposure and some minor cropping. The rest was done with Silver Efex Pro2 in Photoshop.
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