"Most Photographers would feel a certain sense of embarrassment in admitting publicly that within them they carried a certain sense of wonder, yet without it they would not produce the work they do, whatever their particular field." Bill Brandt
A couple of weeks ago our town put on the "Cruise - In" event where people that restore or "soup up" cars have the opportunity to display their talents. About three blocks of Hill Avenue pavement is lined with some of the most incredible car art than one could imagine with "oldies" background music and food to make it all the more special. The blog image is a result of an hours worth of shooting (not nearly enough), but I had to work at the gallery and my time was limited.
Ideal background for each car is limited to store front type scenes, but this car, which belongs to a neighbor, was in such a nice setting that it was a must to get a capture. The capture is 5 frames meant for HDR processing in Photomatix and was made with my Nikon 300s. I had to do additional blurring in Photoshop CS5 to minimized the background signage as well as add a Fly Paper texture to give a more antique look to the scene. The process of painting out the aforementioned additions from the car was the final process.
This event has always been a great opportunity to make a hard turn from the direction of my usual work and usually results in a few "eye poppers" intertwined among the landscapes and still life work that I normally persue. A little spice is always nice!
Sic 'em Bears!
For more views of my work visit;
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org