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Red Truck Grunge

Happy Monday Everyone. I hope that those that got hit by all the snowstorms this weekend have managed to shovel themselves out. We got about 10cm on Saturday and we finally got the driveway cleared yesterday.

I was processing some more images from my Rockwood Autoyard shoot (boy am I behind in processing) and I came across this image of a dilapidated red pick-up truck. When I first saw it I knew it was the perfect candidate for some HDR work. This was a 3 exposures processed in Photomatix and then in Photoshop and Topaz Clarity to give it an additional subtle pop.

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Rockwood Autoyard, Ontario, Rockwood, truck, red, grunge, HDR, forest, pickup


The Lonely Path

This is another lovely little pathway I stumbled upon when I was exploring the Rockwood Auto yard.  I posted the first one last week, which was shrouded in fog (you can see it here). The fog was a bit less dense in this area but the colour of the leaves on the one tree in this section just drew me in. I used a texture overlay to give the final image more richness.

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Ontario, forest, path, autumn, fall, changing colours, trees, fine art, texture, fog


Under the Hood

As promised here’s a shot from the Rockwood Autoyard of an actual vehicle in all its grungy goodness. This was 3 bracketed exposures merged in Photomatix. I used Topaz DeNoise to clean up a bit of noise as a results of the HDR.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Rockwood Autoyard, Ontario, tires, truck, hood, rust, HDR, windshield


Opposites Attract

This is another image taken at the Rockwood Autoyard last weekend. I know I haven’t shown you any pictures of the actual cars over the last few posts but I just loved this little vignette I came upon. As the group was heading out of the yard at the end of the shoot I spotted this little red tricycle just sitting there in front of these tires. I loved the juxtaposition of these two distinctly opposite items. It was like looking at these little baby wheels with its Mom and Dad.

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Rockwood Autoyard, Ontario, tires, truck, tricycle, opposites, juxtaposition, big wheels


A Change of Colours

It’s been a whirlwind weekend but I’m not complaining. On Saturday Denise Ippolito arrived in Toronto, as scheduled, to conduct 4 workshops and a seminar for my camera club. I had the absolute pleasure of having dinner with Denise on Saturday and attending Nuit Blanche in downtown Toronto. Not only is Denise an incredibly talented photographer and teacher but she is an awesome person.

The forecast was calling for rain and thunder showers all weekend and both workshops on Sunday were outdoors. Needless to say I was checking the forecast multiple times a day leading up to the weekend. The forecast didn’t change but boy did we get lucky. On Sunday morning we drove out to Rockwood Auto Yard. When we arrived there was a light drizzle and a foggy mist which hung in the air providing beautiful light and a mysterious mood. The rain held out and the 3 hours flew by.

I have a lot of images to go through but here’s one of the first I processed last night. After some minor adjustments in Photoshop I used Topaz Clarity to give it a bit of detail and increased the luminosity in the reds and oranges. don’t forget you can get 15% off on Topaz products using the discount code ELPHOTO.

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headlight, rust, vintage, car, fall, autumn, maple leaf, Ontario, Rockwood Autoyard