Sally Erickson  

Woody by Sally Erickson

June 2022 - Woody

June 2022 - Sally Erickson


About the Image(s)

I shot this image with my Canon Rebel T7i with my 18 to 55 kit lens. I use LrC to organize and sometimes play with my images. This image I took it into LuminarAI from LrC. I wanted to focus on the car. I will probably play some more, there are so many things one can do, texture, vintage look maybe. I’m open to suggestions.

I was at a Car show at the Heritage Gardens. I took this at the end when the cars were leaving in a parade out of the Gardens. There were 7 or 8 woodies which were just beautiful, and then the other 150 cars. I just really like classic cars.

8 comments posted

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Sally, woody's are really classic vintage cars. In their day, wooden bodied station wagons were work horses. Considered unattractive and strictly utilitarian, they were produced in low numbers. Then after a half century of production, they were gone, discontinued, largely because they were so difficult to manufacture and maintain. Yet today, they can sell for more than a house and are considered classic beauties. Ford introduced the first production Woodie in 1929. Throughout the 30's most other manufacturers joined in, usually with very limited success, Some lesser known car makers only produced a prototype or two. The largest car company at the time, Chevrolet, waited until 1939 before they introduced their first woodie. Your image is sharp and is in the context of an outdoor car exhibition. Nice colors   Posted: 06/12/2022 18:05:39
Sally Erickson   Sally Erickson
Thank you. I did not know that about woodies. I've probably only ever seen 2 or 3 so when I saw they were going to have a special area just for Woody's I couldn't pass it up. I get my love of cars from my cousin. He and his buddies
tricked out their own cars and drag raced on Saturdays. Good times. :)   Posted: 06/12/2022 19:58:01

Dan Waters   Dan Waters
Sally, welcome to Group 58. Much in common now knowing your interest is "tricked out" classic cars. I once owned a Chevelle, loved it and found the hopped up beast to be a never ending expense as my perceived needed improvements always wore on me. It's got to look nicer, sound better, more power and speed. Be careful! The purist will condemn and now I believe rightfully so. Issac provided some interesting knowledge I did not know. A nice park like setting where on lookers are admiring a piece of history. I think your edits darkened the the shaded onlookers. The Woody drew much interest on a beautiful Massachusetts day. Nice image and look forward to future contributions.   Posted: 06/15/2022 11:16:42
Sally Erickson   Sally Erickson
Hi and thank you. Do you think I overdid it? I wanted the woody to be the center of attention.   Posted: 06/16/2022 18:16:46
Dan Waters   Dan Waters
My only comment is directed to the people seated and standing under shade tree. Compare original to edited version and we see the people appear darker, enough so that it is difficult to see faces and expressions.   Posted: 06/17/2022 01:20:54

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
Sally - I love what you did with the Woody colors (yes, very saturated but I think that was the point). Clearly this car was a star attraction at the show. Perhaps you could tone down the greens surrounding the car so it stands out a bit more on its own? My own 'classic' car was a 10 year old VW Beetle that my mother bought (with my money) for $400 in 1973. It got me through college but I moved to the Cape (near Heritage) for a graduate school program and needed something more reliable (go figure... a Datsun 210 made out of tin foil!). Welcome to the group. I learn something new and useful from these folks every month. B   Posted: 06/16/2022 18:55:58

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Welcome to the group, Sally! What a lovely image, caught in a moment of admiration. Your post processing of darkening the bright spots to bring focus the car is good. Nice placement of the car on the thirds. Great image!   Posted: 06/18/2022 06:59:35

Les Lincke   Les Lincke
Welcome Sally. I particularly like your image because the car, which is obviously the story, is set so strategically in the image, with the bystanders clearly in supportive positions as indicated by their being softened or darkened.   Posted: 06/20/2022 14:55:59


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