Writing with Light

Take a Trip to Mars

Project 52 Entry #50

Welcome to Mars Diner.

Sometimes your eyes and you brain “see” very different things. Has that ever happened to you? I have a very romantic idea of what a nostalgic diner should look like and while Mars Diner is a fun place it was missing some oomph.

After processing my brackets through Photomatix & Photoshop I then provided some “oomph” using LucisArt and then a touch of glow in OnOne Perfect Effects. This is what my brain saw! The fact that there was a gentleman sitting on the stool and someone behind the counter was sheer luck.

Click image to enlarge (honestly it looks better) or to purchase a print.

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42 responses

  1. Impresionante! me gusta muchísimo, abrazos

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    May 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

    • Thank you so much I appreciate your visit and comments.
      Muchas gracias. Le agradezco su visita y lindos comentarios.

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      May 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

  2. chrisnitz

    Man, I dig old diners and this is no different. There is so much character in these places. Nice work today, Edith!

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    May 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

  3. Jim Nix

    I like the processing here Edith, really brings it to life, nice work!

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    May 23, 2012 at 8:58 am

  4. Your processing definitely makes this shot. Very nice.

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    May 23, 2012 at 8:58 am

  5. Great shot – I have a “weekness” about that kind of photos – I always looking for the coffee machine – can’t help it loves really coffee… ‘big smile’

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    May 23, 2012 at 9:17 am

  6. I love how you edited this image, Edith! You have added a lot of character to this diner. I am not fond of old diners, but I sure wouldn’t mind being inside a place like this. I think this photo should be hanging on an art gallery!

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    May 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

  7. Fantastic shot, colours are amazing, wish we had old time dinners like that over here.

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    May 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

  8. Awesome piece, Edith! Great subject, and you totally nailed the processing.

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    May 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

  9. sil

    Wonderful depth and colors!

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    May 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

  10. I loved it dear…. Great job. Thank you der Edith Levy, love, nia

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    May 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm

  11. So very cool…Edith!

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    May 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  12. Wow! This is really an awesome shot, Edith! Wonderful postprocessing!

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    May 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

  13. You did wonderful things with this photo. My eyes want to take in and study ever little part of it. I also think this is a shot where I would love to see the original to compare the before and after.

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    May 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    • Thanks so much. I was actually thinking of including the before image. I will have to work on a follow-up post to this.

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      May 23, 2012 at 11:36 pm

  14. myallegro31

    Looks pretty awesome Edith! Like a retro-futuristic diner! Well done!

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    May 24, 2012 at 4:16 am

  15. How cool is it that there was only one person there and one behind the counter? That’s like Saturday Evening Post stuff. Great Job!

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    May 24, 2012 at 5:41 am

  16. Great image, Edith!
    I love these old-fashioned joints like this. You’ve captured this so well.

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    May 24, 2012 at 8:12 am

  17. Very nice, Edith. I like your composition and the processing is fantastic.

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    May 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

  18. I think that this is one of you best Edith! I love the processing here

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    May 24, 2012 at 9:20 am

  19. Nice shot and processing

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    May 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

  20. doephotog

    Really like the light and reflections here.

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    May 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  21. Great processing here, Edith! Really captures the essence of the old-fashioned diner.

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    May 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

  22. This is so cool Edith! It looks so 50s!

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    May 25, 2012 at 12:16 am

  23. This is great Edith, nice work, I love old diners

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    May 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

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  25. Sweet image, it is reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell tableau.

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    May 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

  26. Great image Edith! I love all the details and you did a great job with the lights!

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    May 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm

  27. That image truly pops when seen enlarged. It has a quality that one sometimes sees in Illustration – sharply defined, and very distinctive (I’m struggling for the right words!) I love it. I’ve made a note of LucisArt (they do a Mac version I see).

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    May 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    • Thanks Andy. Yes that’s what LucisArt does…brings out incredible detail and I do use it on my Mac.

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      May 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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