Ally Green  

Metallic or Something Shiny - End of the Road by Ally Green

November 2020 - Metallic or Something Shiny - End of the Road

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There is a junk yard near us in Colorado and I went to see what I could photograph. All these classic cars looking forlorn and made me wonder how many road trips they did and where they went and who they belonged to. This junk yard certainly had a few stories, I am sure. Taken with my Canon 5D Mark iv F4 ISO 400 1/200 sec. In post I just put it into Colorefex pro to make it pop slightly with the Skylight filter and Detail Extractor.

5 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
You know, the possible stories behind an image may be what draws and keeps the viewer's attention. This has the look of HDR that is not overdone. The straight "in your face" composition works well here. The background helps with the story rather than detracts. Very good depth of field.   Posted: 11/10/2020 15:29:16

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
I love the way the front of the car goes to the image edges. It makes the car look even bigger and more impressive. Remember, our eye goes to the brightest part of the frame, which here is sky and grass. When I look at the image straight on my eye goes right out of the back window. Darken the sky and darken and/or saturate the hood(red part) Then lighten the center part of the umderside to bring in the detailed structure which is the most interesting part of the car. Great shot.
  Posted: 11/14/2020 20:35:06
Ally Green   Ally Green
Thanks Barbara for your comments and yes was thinking the same about the brightness of the sky so will darken them and also bring up the red in the hood.   Posted: 11/17/2020 12:38:09

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
I like the presentation of the front of the car being right in my face. Not sure if you used a wide angle lens. An even wider lens would enhance the in-your-face effect. The colors look mild to me. The car's details have the same feeling as the landscape. Nothing in particular stands out for me. This is more like a colored pencil drawing. I like it, but I could also see it with more color saturation and contrast in the car and its parts.   Posted: 11/18/2020 19:31:44

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
Even beeing an already dead car, it looks powerful the way you catched it - the metal is really showing off here.
But like Carole, I would like to see some more saturation and contrasts just to enjoy the eyes - maybe like my added version.   Posted: 11/22/2020 00:18:46
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