Posted on Aug.12, 2010, under Automotive

Artist at Work

(Nikon D700, 70-300mm at 300mm, ISO 200, Exposure 1/500 @f/5.6)

If you look through my body of work it should come as no surprise that I like to take pictures of classic cars. Some people, however, like a more traditional way to capture an image. I took this shot of a person sketching a car at the 2010 Concours d’Elegance held at Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester Hills, Michigan. I wish I had the skills and patience to do some images by hand, I think it would be fun.

Processing on this image was primarily limited to creating a tighter crop and conversion to black & white. I also added a bit of a vignette using Lightroom.

Artist at Work - Raw

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

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  • I think it was a good idea to convert the image to BW, leaving only the essentials in focus – The hand, the lines and white paper.
    Nice result!
    • James Howe says:
      Thanks for the comment. You correctly identified my reasoning for converting to black and white. I really wanted to make the focus of the image the hands and the drawing and color just didn’t add anything and actually detracted from that object.

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