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Built Ford Tough
Built Ford Tough
adriano74


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Challenge: C2K -- DPC's 2,000th Challenge (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Washington
Date: Sep 1, 2014
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2014

This was a picture taken while I was with my family. I heard about this truck graveyard where the owner loved his Ford Trucks. He has quite a few that he laid out throughout his property. Taken early in the morning, dark black and grey clouds just made the place even spookier.

The process in getting the developing done:
First I adjusted the following in Camera Raw:
Clarity +80
Vibrance -98 (to just about where it is Black and White)
Saturation +80 (to bring out the green leaves more)
Exposure
Contrast
Highlight
Shadows
Whites
Blacks

Then I adjusted the rest of the picture in Photoshop CC:
Levels
Curves
A nudge on the Vibrance

Finished off Topaz Denoise 5
Thin white border followed by a heavier black border

Saved.

Statistics
Place: 97 out of 264
Avg (all users): 6.0738
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8974
Avg (non-participants): 6.7188
Views since voting: 135
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 149
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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09/12/2015 06:21:17 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An interesting image that is assumed to meet the challenge.

What a lovely old vehicle, at rest until someone has the courage and tenacity to restore it back to its former glory. I like the low key way you have exposed the truck that emphasises its demise, it works well. I would also like the greenery if it wasn't so oversaturated, its a real shame because for me it detracts although I suppose you could interpret it as even in the face of death there is new growth and new hope. Looking at the greenery on the left it looks as though you have saturated the green channel as a whole, you really don't want anything in this position to dominate this area of the image the way it does.

I think you have a winning image here that toned back to its original would work even better, thanks for your submission, and apologies for the late critique, Sid
11/12/2014 12:19:24 AM
Thank you all for the votes and the fact that I managed to be in 98th place out of 262nd, says a lot and how very slooooowly but suuuurely, I keep improving in some of my skills. Always a learning hobby. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2014 08:40:13 PM
Beautiful light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2014 06:29:07 AM
Ah shame. Once a winner, still a winner.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2014 09:33:59 AM
This one has grown on me since first viewing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/07/2014 10:42:00 AM
Love the glowing green leaves.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2014 07:47:06 PM
Love the subject and perfect composition, just wish it was a little brighter.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2014 06:57:31 AM
love the title
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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