Judy Merson  

Packard Wheel Woman Hood Ornament by Judy Merson

June 2020 - Packard Wheel Woman Hood Ornament

About the Image(s)

It was taken last year at a Packard car museum on a tripod with Sony a6400 camera with Sony 90 mm 2.8 Macro lens ISO was 3200 90 mm 1/125 second I did basic adjustment in LR classic CC and made it mono Then AI structure in Luminar 4 Back to Photoshop selected ornament and cloned out some round light areas and sized it

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8 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
What a dramatic and interesting image. I'm guessing that you used Luminar to get rid of the background? I wish this forum used substantially larger images. Too much is lost in the reduction of file size. At this resolution I can't tell if this image would do well in a print.   Posted: 06/03/2020 14:12:40

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
I am glad you like the image It was done with a 24 MP camera and not cropped too much in post processing so I think it might print well I keep meaning to make more prints -another item for my procrastination file!
Actually I positioned myself so that the background was almost completely black Then while editing I cloned over two or three round light or white areas in Photoshop CC   Posted: 06/03/2020 15:40:36

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Very nicely done. You have enough reflection without any annoyances. My only nitpick would be to have included just a hair more at the base where the ornament joins the car. Definitely print it!   Posted: 06/04/2020 17:26:35

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Very unique treatment of the subject and captures the imaagination. One thought. Either make the subject float in space on your black ground or as earlier suggested show the object is attached to the car, Nice work.   Posted: 06/06/2020 06:35:22

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
I forgot that this image had originally faced the other way I flipped it horizontal   Posted: 06/06/2020 22:15:27

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
I do not mind if the picture was looking left, it is a great sharp picture with a lot of details.   Posted: 06/07/2020 14:01:14

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
A very striking image. I like the composition you chose and I think the reflections are great and love it on the dark background.   Posted: 06/11/2020 14:02:49

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
I was so taken by this image! Judy, you have a real winner here. Some might feel that it is not an original work. But really, in my mind it is - it is along way from a hood ornament to the dazzeling image your have here. Really nice!   Posted: 06/14/2020 16:45:22