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Classic Cars and Clouds
Classic Cars and Clouds

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Letter C (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Verona, WI
Date: Aug 21, 2011
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 - 1/15
Galleries: Vintage, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2011

I literally entered a different photo less than 30 minutes before I changed my mind. I thought I had a great photo (and according to my wife, I did), but then I edited this one taken a little later in the day, and I was more blown away! I asked my wife which is better, and she couldn't decide (thanks for the help!). In the end, I like how this turned out with the repeating elements, the details, and the story.

I was driving home when I passed the local frozen custard joint. Surprisingly there was a group of older people with their classic cars. I definitely had to stop as this isn't something you see every day. I grabbed a number of shots at different angles, with this one turing out to be the best of the bunch.

Post Processing:
* Combine 3 exposures in Nik HDR Efex Pro (B&W conversion happened here)
* Clone out lamp post in background
* Increase exposure and recovery
* Decrease black point
* Increase brightness
* Increase contrast and definition
* Export as TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

Place: 26 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.2576
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2532
Avg (non-participants): 6.2642
Views since voting: 519
Views during voting: 227
Votes: 132
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/27/2011 05:17:39 PM
Lovely control of the B/W medium, nice crisp focus and depth
there seems to be either two ariels or a couple of lines just comming up from the second car back which catch the eye a bit too much and irritate. A bit of cloning out might have helped here. otherwise lovely picture
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08/26/2011 11:36:53 AM
Looks great in B&W. Nice perspective.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2011 02:40:05 PM
Nice high contrast look.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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