Posted on Jul.29, 2010, under Automotive

Car Show - Talbot Lago T-150-C

(Nikon D700, 70-300mm at 85mm, ISO 200, Exposure 1/2000 sec @f/4.5)

Another shot taken at the 2010 Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadowbrook showing a Talbot Lago T-150-C, also known as the ‘teardrop’ design. While not a perfect shot of the car itself, I picked this image because I liked the context. Normally I try to keep people out of the shot, but I liked the position of the gentleman in the back and the way he seems to be looking at the car. I also liked the people in the far background, not to mention the Bugatti off to the side. In processing, I made one change to the image. I used the Painting – Oil preset in Topaz Simplify to make the image look like a painting. I then reduced or eliminated the effect on the main car. I think the effect is subtle and helps separate the car from the background. Compare the finished image to the raw image below.

Car Show - Raw Image

Comments and suggestions welcome.

Copyright © 2010 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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