Posted on Jan.24, 2011, under Automotive

(Nikon D700, 15mm, ISO 640, Exposure 1/125 sec @ f/5.6)

This is another shot I took at the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit, Michigan. I was looking for something different than just a picture of a car. I had put on my Sigma 15mm fisheye lens and was looking for interesting angles to put it to use. I was walking through the Mercedes exhibit and decided to see what I could get if I took something while seated on the ground. I liked the curve I got in the floor and ceiling. When processing the image I felt that the distortion of the flooring created a sense of motion, almost as if I had moved the camera while taking the shot. I liked how the combination of the floor and ceiling almost create a vortex in the center of the image.

Processing once again occurred primarily in Silver Efex Pro. I used control points in the ceiling to brighten all the various pipes and conduit to add some additional interest. After the conversion I used a curves layer to darken the areas which weren’t ceiling or floor.


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

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