Oliver Morton  

Old Truck by Oliver Morton

November 2019 - Old Truck

November 2019 - Oliver Morton


About the Image(s)

This image was taken on a country road in the Palouse area of Washington state. The lighting was fairly challenging since there were hard shadows and glaring areas of brightness. I processed the image in Silver Efex Pro 2, Photoshop’s Camera Raw filter and Topaz DeNoise AI.

Photo data: Canon 5D4; 24-105mm lens @ 55mm; 1/250 sec; f/14; ISO 400

This round’s discussion is now closed!
11 comments posted

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Wow, beautiful image, Oliver!

I am enjoying everything about your image. You have excellent tonality, sharpness, and detail in the interior of the vehicle, just what I would want to see. There is even clarity on the fractured windows that is an additional plus. I see the background being nicely out of focus since it is so far away, and additionally, you're telling a good story that has a good impact for me because I sense a wow feeling when I look at this old car.

I have no corrections. Well done I give it a 10!

Thank you for sharing your image this month, Oliver!

Best regards, LuAnn

  Posted: 11/04/2019 11:11:59
Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Thank you LuAnn. From you that's high praise indeed!   Posted: 11/05/2019 08:55:04

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Extremely well done Oliver. I really love the fractured windows and you did a great job with the lighting considering you probably did not have a chance to go back again. At first I thought why sepia? But that natural toning works best and I think it helps with the shadows not being dark. It is so perfect that I have to extremely nitpicki and say I wish that blob at the top of the drivers window was not present. Not sure if it is part of ceiling or what but I do not see any way to crop or clone it out. Another improvement would of been to not cut off the bottom of the turn signal stick. So I can't give it a 10 but I could give it a 9.95. Really beautiful.   Posted: 11/04/2019 17:18:23
Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Bob, I debated about the blob at the top of the window. I didn't want to detract from the steering wheel and dashboard, so I thought I'd remove it. But then, I felt that it might be beneficial to have something in addition to the broken glass in the top left of the image.

  Posted: 11/05/2019 08:59:07

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher

I am not bothered by the blob; it could be from the roof or a weed that grew in the summer; for me, it is something to ponder. I am also not bothered by the bottom of the turn signal; if we were missing details, then maybe, but we aren't missing anything.

I see the photo as a bit of a puzzle, and all these little pieces help to tell its story; I think the details are important. I know sometimes it is good to minimize what one perceives as distractions in a photo, but not every image needs to be stripped of details. Are those holes bullet holes? Way cool my friend!

10 for sure.

LuAnn   Posted: 11/04/2019 19:34:26
Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
LuAnn, I think the blob was an old rag that had been hung over the window many years past. Like you, I'm not really bothered by the bottom of the turn signal though it probably would have been good to include it.

Yep, those are bullet holes in the window. They attest to the fact that it was a very rural area! lol
  Posted: 11/05/2019 09:03:23

Gary Stiger   Gary Stiger
Really a unique image Oliver. The color take reminds me of an Andrew Wyeth painting, so being from the Northeast (N.J.), I'm actually kind of partial to that style. A chap by the name of Walter Arnold specializes in photographing abandoned structures and vehicles. He has a website entitled "The Art of Abandonment". If you have a chance, check it out. His presentations are very impressive, but I don't think they outclass you at all. Nicely done.   Posted: 11/04/2019 21:42:35

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Fabulous shot, Pete. You are pretty amazing how you always find such great subject matter--and with bullet holes to boot!
I really liked the intense lighting of the original, so I am suggesting to retain some of that, like this:   Posted: 11/06/2019 22:00:29
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Israel Yosef   Israel Yosef
Of all the pictures of Oliver that I saw, I can only say one big WOW.
Superb shot.
Oliver if you will give a masterclass then write me first. (:   Posted: 11/07/2019 03:38:15

Julie Sheppard   Julie Sheppard
Oliver I took my own opinion before looking at the others and I actually didn't notice the blob, or the indicator. When I look at the blob to me it looks like some lining or something that is falling down - it doesn't look wrong, let me put it that way. The indictor, as I said I didn't see it until someone pointed it out. What I did see what tremendous detail and clarify (not overdone), with great charm. The shadows are wonderful, the broken glass - wow! Its just cool. Great work.   Posted: 11/11/2019 02:52:37

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Thank you, Julie! This is also one of my favorite images and I wanted to get our study groups' input to decide if I should submit it to one of my camera club's competitions. It's always great to hear what other photographers have to say and suggest!

  Posted: 11/17/2019 12:53:00