Lisa Cuchara  

Buick by Lisa Cuchara

March 2020 - Buick

March 2020 - Lisa Cuchara


About the Image(s)

Camera Model: OLYMPUS E-M1MarkII; converted to full spectrum IR by LifePixel; 590nm filter

Lens: OLYMPUS 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II Focal length: 14mm; Focal length: 28mm (in 35mm film)

Settings: Shutter speed: 1/125 sec; Aperture: 5.6; Exposure mode: Av; Exposure compensation: -1/3; Flash: Off; Metering mode: Multi-segment; ISO: 200

I set a custom WB in-camera.

I edited the image in ACR to add contrast, set the black and white points, and add a little clarity and then opened it in PS, where I cropped it slightly and darkened the non-car areas

I did a full spectrum conversion on my camera, so that I can put a visible filter back on if I wanted to bring the IR as a backup camera. I then use one of these two filters, either of which I can also convert to BW. Filter Band:Hyper Color Infrared (470nm) and Filter Band:Super Color Infrared (590nm). Want more info? go to and then "start here"

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Gary Oehrle   Gary Oehrle
With your love of old cars, I think you have found a treasure trove of restoration projects. I counted at least six in the image. Your edits to the original are subtle and effective. I have thought about the perspective of getting lower and less tilt of the subject just as a "what if" without the loss of the aging signs on the hood which are critical to the image.   Posted: 03/11/2020 09:38:32