Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA  


July 2024 - OUT TO PASTURE

July 2024 - Gary Potts, APSA, GMPSA, SPSA


About the Image(s)

On the way to visit my 97-year-old mother from time to time, I pass through the little 'burg' of Oolitic, Indiana. It is famed for it's historic production of architectural limestone.
Going down the main street through the sleepy town, one has to look side to side to see a myriad of 'yesterday' images...from the houses themselves, an abandoned high school,
old gas stations that have closed, and the random car or two put 'out to pasture'. Such is the case with this one. Can one of you ID the make and year? I think it's a Chevy from the period of 1951-53, but I'm not sure, and all the chrome has been removed that would normally ID it.
Processing was in NIK Silver Efex. The tonality came from using Nik HDR Efex (single frame) and choosing filter 19-Granny's Attic to give this rendition. You can see from the original I took out extraneous background and also added a modest blur vignette. Tech details are: Nikon D300 converted to Deep BW by LifePixel, ISO 400, 18-70mm lens at 29mm, 1/60th second, f8.
How'd I do with this one? Also a learning experience to hear from each of you!

6 comments posted

Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Hi Gary. I really like the subject and the post processing of the tones and the glow effect on the car and background around it. I'm not a fan of the blurred borders, but that's a very subjective opinion.   Posted: 07/01/2024 07:13:30

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Gary
I'm always on the lookout for vintage cars. It looks like an Oldsmobile from the mid-forties, but I may be wrong.
Your post processing and framing go hand-in-hand. I also like the missing headlight. Great piece of work.
  Posted: 07/02/2024 01:29:08

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Great little detail Palli picked up on with the missing headlight. I wish there was even more context, but I can see from the original it was pretty much just the car there. I like how the car renders, but like Arik, I'm not a fan of the blurred border.   Posted: 07/03/2024 14:30:32

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Hi Gary,
Fun image of a subject I enjoy as well. I really like what you did with the car itself as well as the distant background. I'm not fond of the blurred border or the toning, but otherwise like it.   Posted: 07/04/2024 11:57:51

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Nice find. Your blurred borders remind of shooting the car through foreground objects close to the lens that become blurred in the photo.

My bias is towards a blue tone for car but that is up to your artistic eye


Emil   Posted: 07/05/2024 13:15:10

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Gary, Lucky find and well seen. I think your processing has given an antique look which is entirely in keeping with subject. I agree that taking out the background was right, but feel that the blur is a too strong and detracts from the car. Keep these wonderful images coming.   Posted: 07/06/2024 11:11:55


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