Trashed Truck

Google+FacebookTwitterShare

Here is another image that I captured at yesterday’s outing at Star Iron & Metal on the West side of Atlanta. I’m happy with the image but I had to take a different path than I had planned in order to get there:

Trashed Truck

 

This old Dodge truck has definitely seen better days. It was sitting in a shaded portion of the property, surrounded by lots of other junk, slowly crumbling away. When I saw the truck I knew I wanted to capture a bracketed image since there was a lot of shadows and highlights. I set up my now “Super T3i” (more on that here pretty soon) to fire off some brackets, and figured everything was A-OK to do a nice HDR shot.

When I started to post-process the images this morning though, I noticed that there was too much softness in the images that were shot at longer shutter speeds. I think that came about because, even though I had the camera on the tripod I think it was sitting on some slightly flexible piece of wood or metal that was hidden under the leaves. The result was that I had to throw out everything over +1 exposure value. So, instead of using HDR Efex Pro 2 to tone-map the images I dropped the remaining images into the Enfuse Lightroom plugin.

The “enfused” image looked pretty good with some detail being pulled out of the shadows. I decided to go a little “artsy” with this image so I opened up Color Efex and played around with a few filters to see if I could get the truck to look a little grungy without going over the top too much.

I guess the lesson I learned with this image is that there are always multiple ways to get to a final image and that you need to remain flexible and do the best you can with what you have.

 

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Comments

  1. says

    - Lasse dich bei Handybundles 4u . de ffcr deinen neuen Handyvertrag behcsenken und we4hle unter hunderten von Pre4mien aus. Hier gibt es zu jedem Handyvertrag eine Pre4mie als Geschenk. Zahlreiche Handy Bundle Angebote mit Laptop, PC, Notebook, Computer, Kamera, Roller. Quad, PS3 und vielem mehr. Auf was wartest Du noch sichere Dir noch heute dein Handybundle.October 28, 2012 6:47 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>