Posted on Sep.02, 2011, under Automobiles

(Olympus E-3, 14-54mm at 27mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100 Exposure 1/160th @ f/7.1)

I’ve been going through my Lightroom catalog looking for interesting things to post to my Google + account and I came across this shot that I took at the Gilmore Car Museum in 2008. The car is a Buick Skylark Roadmaster, but I don’t know the year. I’ve just always liked this shot, the combination of red, black and chrome.

The image didn’t quite start out with such a nice background. As seen below, the car was sitting on a driveway and you can see grass and pavement. The shape of the car was pretty easy to mask around, so basically I just blacked out all the parts that I didn’t like. I finished things up by desaturating some of the colors in the chrome on the bumper, especially to remove the green from the surrounding area. I think it makes the chrome stand out better.

Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or feedback below.

Copyright ©2008-2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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