Posted on Jul.13, 2011, under Automobiles

(Olympus E-3, 14-54mm at 33mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, 1/400 sec @ f/3.2)

I was spending some time going through my Lightroom catalog looking for some interesting images to post to my Google+ profile when I came across this image that I took in 2008. The car is a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and it was on display at the annual Eyes on Design car show held in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. I don’t think I ever posted this image anywhere before, so here it is now!

If you compare the image to the raw image below, you will notice that a few things have been done to get to the final version. One of the first things I did was to remove all the grass surrounding the car, simply painting over it with a black brush. I used a couple of different HSL layers to remove some of the color which was reflected in the chrome. I wanted the chrome to look more silver than either green or blue. I used Topaz Simplify to give the body a somewhat HDR look, but I masked the effect elsewhere. Finished it off with a bit of sharpening and that was it.

Please feel free to leave any feedback you might have below. Thanks!

Copyright © 2008-2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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