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Jan 12, 2011 - colour correction repost


Sometimes old cars seem to sneak up behind me. I was on a yard looking at some other vehicles I had noticed from the road. I had finished photographing them and turned around to walk back to my car. It was only then that I noticed this truck. While I was initially blown away by my lack of observation, I felt that this lifelong deficit was redeemed by the beauty of the colour against the sky.

I hope you enjoy.

1946-47 Dodge. Flathead 6, 4 speed, 2 speed rear end.

Thank you to all who comment or :+fav:
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AngieVX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this photo so much! And I love the title - I think it fits perfectly! I like the ears on the foreground and the sky - it gives a feeling of freedom!
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scattershine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Beautiful old truck and great photograph!
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Alexandra63 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful quote and photograph Wayne.
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NLTSculptor Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
This is still newer than the vehicles on which I learned to drive!
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asaph70 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I'm always amazed at how the head lights stay so clear even after decades have gone by
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SylveryFox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap::clap::clap:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to see her again
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
I can feel the fresh air in this one.. and the gritty finish on the truck.
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
"I felt that this lifelong deficit was redeemed by the beauty of the colour against the sky."
I have to agree!!!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
The original processing was not done right. The image lacked spark and was too dark over all. The colours were deep, which was attractive, be the dark overcast ruined the result. I used current tools, which has improved a lot since I took and processed this one in 2008. Part of it is that I have learned more, and part of it is that the tools are just so much better.
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
aye understand I have done that with some of my photographs as well! I still need better tools but I have improved somethings with better tools and more knowledge of using the tools I have!
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duckling1992 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Artist
I like how crisp this is and I agree, the colour difference between the sky and body is breathtaking XD
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
The previous version was over-processed which resulted is a dark cast over the image. I stared from the original RAW file and re-processed it to 2010 standards. That made a significant difference to not only the colour, but also the clarity and sharpness. After 3 years years, I think I have finally done this one justice.
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gallindz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
so old fashioned. makes me want to be in that time period :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
it does have a certain beauty about it.

thanks for your visit and comment Linda.
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gallindz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
you're welcome! :)
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Photoninja Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
I can hear the engine rumbling in this shot.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
lol..

I like that thought. Thanks
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You've been featured here. :heart:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
thanks Cindy.
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
To say it directly, Wayne: it's one of your best pictures IMO! :clap:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Thanks Kevin,

But I still think Ridge Road Chevy takes the lead.
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Rebacan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
The truck is awesome the sky is awesome and the grass in front of the truck is awesome. :D
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
thanks rebecca, she is one of my favourites.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Twice in about a week I've seen your work on the "front page" when I signed in. I think both were on the popular list, although I may have just caught this one early (just getting back to it now). Anyway congrats! You're building quite a following, and have really found a niche. It great that it's something that you love. :clap:
One could believe that with a new battery and plugs, wires and oil, a flush of the gas tank, air in the tires, and he'd be ready to roll! Not dead, just restin'! :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Thanks Jon,

I really appreciate your long term support.

On Saturday a local show will start and run for a month. Then in march I will have another larger show. Most of the people who follow my work are on line, so these shows are important for local exposure.

This particular truck is probably in running condition, though I could not confirm that with the owner.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
Good luck with the shows! :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
thanks,

All I can do is hope.
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ivanchow Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008   Photographer
The perfect shot, just outstanding!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
thanks Steve
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tammyins Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Old things seem to be attracted to you. You must have an 'old' soul. :D
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
lol...

either that or I'm just old an decrepit. :D
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great colour and neat composition...Thanks for sharing the neat images with us :D
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
thanks Ayhan
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :D
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112thinlinetothrone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Your photographs are always really interesting as they show objects-that are not generally beautiful-looking beautiful.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Thank you Debbie, that is very nice to hear.
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112thinlinetothrone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
You're welcome.
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cinarita Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Student
cool!
is this the real car of the animation in The Cars movie? hihi..
awesooommee! very cute!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
lol... I doubt it Tiara, but maybe it is the same make and model.
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wireless-indie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i'll take it!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Sounds like a case of not seeing the forest for the trees :D Excellent 'vision', Wayne! :clap: :+fav:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
That's about it John,

I get so focused on one thing, I miss other things around me. The focus is great for the task at hand, because I can exclude extraneous stuff, but it is not always great for finding things.
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That headlight looks like it still works...:)
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pjropes Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Superb colour combo between car and sky, they seem to have a "solid" appeal, independent of their shapes or content. Ace! To me the colour blocks almost suggest pop art, or (reductionist eye) Mondrian. Very satisfying. :thumbsup: :clap:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
thank you peter
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pjropes Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Anytime, its a winner!
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lipickwick Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
:thumbsup: for the great colours here !! :clap:
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