Nelson Charette  

Old Car Headlamp  by Nelson Charette

June 2022 - Old Car Headlamp

June 2022 - Nelson Charette


June 2022 - Nelson Charette

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About the Image(s)

I went to a car show last weekend and made a lot of images. I also tried doing close-up photos of the car parts.
This one is a close-up of a car's headlamp.
I played around in Photoshop, and added a paint texture layer, to give the image almost a painted look.
I included the original and the paint texture image that I used.

Shot this with my Olympus M1X with the 12-40 2.8 lens.
Processed in Capture One 22, and Photoshop.

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

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
I like the original image, and of course I think that any good creative image needs to start with a good image. I like the effect of the paint texture and how you applied it to the final image. Is the paint texture one that you downloaded, or one that you created? I really like the image, but one thing that you might try is reversing it. Of course that would not work with the original image because of the lettering.   Posted: 06/14/2022 13:02:48
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Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
thanks for the suggestion.   Posted: 06/14/2022 13:36:48

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Such an interesting and colorful image. I like it very much and also like Tom's flipped version. Nicely done!   Posted: 06/16/2022 07:07:04

Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
My compliments. Creative, artistic and a true close-up. The original is excellent in itself. It's looks like you spent hours editing to the textured version. You might try cropping the top right grill with the left bottom grill to equalize. Then again that might take out the three knobs in the background which compliment the subject.   Posted: 06/25/2022 18:54:04

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I love the colors in this image and I think the subject of the photo is great. My suggestion would be to only include the texture on the car, not the headlamp and grill. I think those 2 elements are so interesting I would leave them as is.   Posted: 06/26/2022 04:52:37