Posted on Jul.26, 2013, under Automobiles
(Nikon D700, 28-300mm at 28mm, Exposure 1/500th second @ f9.0, ISO 250)
I’m not typically a ‘truck’ shooter, they generally don’t do anything for me, although I am starting to appreciate some of the design work of earlier trucks. When I visited the Concours d’Elegance at St. John last year I was struck by this particular truck. It is a 1936 Terraplane Express Cab Truck manufactured by the Hudson Motor Car Company. The Terraplane name replaced the earlier ‘Essex’ nameplate as the lower priced companion car to the Hudson. This particular truck was used on a dairy farm to haul milk cans and then used at an upstate New York garage. It was found in the basement of a house where it had been stored and underwent a 3 year restoration.
As is my usual approach to these images, my goal is to separate the car (or in this case the truck) from the noisy background you find at car shows. Once again, the Buz Sim preset of Topaz Simplify did a nice job with abstracting the background elements and I just had to carefully mask out the area over the truck.
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