Posted on May.05, 2011, under Automobiles

(Nikon D700, 70-300mm at 230mmmm, ISO 320, Exposure 1/125 sec @f/8.0)

With springtime comes the opening of the Gilmore Car Museum, a great car museum located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Michigan. The museum has a great collection of automobiles from virtually any time period. In addition to their regular displays, they also hold various car shows on their grounds. This shot was taken late last spring at the 2010 Classic Car Collectors of America (CCCA) show. This show features a wonderful collection of wonderfully restored classic automobiles. This particular image shows the interior of a 1940 Packard Touring Sedan.

In processing this shot I wanted to focus on the graphical elements and less on the specific details of the interior. I liked the look of the circles created by the steering wheel, as well as the design of the spokes. After some minor corrections, I used Silver Efex Pro 2 to create a darker image which highlighted the graphical elements. I used one of the preset borders to give the image the finished edge.

Let me know what you think. Feel free to leave comments or questions below.

Copyright © 2010-2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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