Posted on Mar.23, 2009, under Automobiles

(Olympus E-3, 70300mm at 300mm (2x crop factor), ISO 320 exposure 1/800 sec @ f/5.6)

This is a close-up of the hood ornament of a 1952 Pontiac Chieftain automobile. This car was at the Gilmore Car Museum for a car show. I used my 70-300mm (2x crop factor) lens and a small aperture to make sure the background was blurred out. Processing was minimal, although I tried to bring out the head and downplay the color of the car itself.

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One Comment

  • profiphotos says:
    Nicely done. Chrome is not the easiest thing to photograph but you’ve pulled it off well here. The color of the figure is also quite stunning.

    Cheers, Markus

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