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Everyday I learn a tiny bit more about Photoshop by trial and error. This is my latest attempt to isolate an image from its background, then combine it with something new. I found this hot rod at the cruise-in at the “Hot Summer Night” block party in Dunnellon, Florida on August 13, 2011.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
1/160, f/10.0, ISO 100, focal length 28.0mm
Processing and lens flare done in Photoshop7


car, auto, automobile, lens flare, dunnellon, cruise in, hot rod, hotrod, photomanipulation

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 3 years ago

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 3 years ago

    Your doing well Dot, superb work

  • I keep on trying, Robert! Thanks for the encouragement!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    Wow you have done such a great Job on this Dot, I am in the process of learning Photoshop phew….beautiful work and lovely image.

  • Thank you, Andrea. I really need a class on Photoshop, but I’ve learned some of it by trial and error, and some with the help of some RB friends.

    – AuntDot

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 3 years ago

    very very very beautifulll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! guendalyn

  • Grazie, Guendalyn!

    – AuntDot

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonalmost 3 years ago

    This is awesome, Dot!! I love what you have done in Photoshop! Very tastefully done, really brings out the glam of the car!!

  • Thank you, Kristi. It turned out okay in the long run. Do you like the lens flare? I couldn’t decided whether to use it or not.

    – AuntDot

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonalmost 3 years ago

    I do like! It gives it a playful quality! I think all your car photos have been really refreshing!! You have a great eye for it!! Keep them coming….I love em!!

  • Thanks for your wonderful support, Kristi. I think this is the first time I used the lens flare feature.

    – AuntDot

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice work.

  • Thank you so much, Judy!

    – AuntDot

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 3 years ago

    you are getting to be quite the PS expert Dot. very nicely done

  • Thanks much, Dave. There’s still a lot of BASIC stuff I don’t know, but I manage to fudge my way through…sometimes! LOL Certainly no expert!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic Work

  • Thanks so much, Kathy.

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 3 years ago

    Wow…you sure are getting GOOD at Cars!! Wonderful work!!

  • I’m using them to learn a little more about Photoshop. Thanks so much for your encouragement, Gena!

    – AuntDot

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