Walt Brunner  

Leaving Town by Walt Brunner

April 2021 - Leaving Town

April 2021 - Walt Brunner


About the Image(s)

This photo was taken at the Bodie State Park in California in 2016. It was a difficult image to process as there were over 50 images used to create the final. It consists of 5 shot HDR images along with 10 focus stacking images. I first processed each HDR set to arrive at 1 image at a particular focus. When I completed those, I then assembled the individual focus stack shots into the final image, which I then processed with PS, and Nik Viveeza. I used Nik HDR ( the best at the time ) for the HDR work, and Helicon Focus for the focus stacking. I am sorry I do not have the camera settings, but I believe they were taken with a D800 and a 24-70 f 2.8 lens. This image received a 26 out of 27 score in judging.

6 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Walt, the long and slow process of creating the image and doing the PP really paid off giving us the opportunity of seeing all the intrincated elements in the beat up old car by the elements and time. The rust in the metal, and the tears in the inside lining of the car keeps our interest, which otherwise we could not appreciate in the image labeled original. The elements in the background seeing through the aged glass (or broken glass ?) gives the location and adds interest to the image.   Posted: 04/02/2021 08:23:49

Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
Wow! This is one of those photos where its great to have your eyes go all over. Typically, you hear that you should pull the viewers eyes to one particular point, but this photo takes you on a great journey of detail, color, texture, and story and then circles back and does it all over. There are a couple nuances I might change, (subdue the fence/building in side windows) but I'm not the artist, just a viewer. Well done!   Posted: 04/03/2021 09:07:31

Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
WOW! What a fabulous image! I can see why you scored so well with this image. Your post processing, which enhanced the details, particularly the textures and color, makes me sense what it might feel like to touch the rusted metal. Nicely done!
  Posted: 04/03/2021 10:09:55

Mary Frost   Mary Frost
I love the tension between the background and the interior of the car. It produces a unique sense of 3D without any actual 3D. It is genuinely fun to spend time with your image.   Posted: 04/12/2021 14:15:44

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Walt, I love this one, very creative with interesting subject. This is a wow image. Bruce   Posted: 04/13/2021 21:48:27

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Yes you have created a WOW image Walt! First you saw the opportunity to create a unique shot and your pp skill has created what one can only call a WOW image! Just so different and it is made bt the old inside to the car. Thank you for sharing this - I hope you will use this image a lot - it deserves to be widely seen and enjoyed!   Posted: 04/18/2021 11:16:37


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