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This 1948 Buick Sedanette cruises the dark streets of Gotham like a femme on the prowl. Behind the wheel private detective Guy McGraw eases back the seat just minutes after bulldogging the four perps of an Armoured Car Robbery.

Shot with Canon 5D Mark 2

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buick, car, automobile, pulp fiction, film noir, cruiser, prowler, sedan

The name’s Flyrod. American car culture is my thing. If it rolls, roars, or rumbles I’m into it. Statistics and facts aren’t my gig. My mission is to track down and capture the infamous rides that make up pop culture, and to tell their stories.

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  • flyrod
    flyrodabout 3 years ago

    Like all my car images this one started with a shot from a car show on a parking lot. It was shot in full sun with no special lighting. The background is from Las Vegas and is dramatized by a Linier Blur and Burning. A Linier Blur was also added to the reflection in the car doors and the street to simulate movement. A Surface Blur was added to soften the car surface. Lens Flare and Gausian Blur turn on the headlights. The roof of the car was chopped and the front end was stretched in Photoshop. It’s two parts real and ten parts fiction. Shot with Canon 5D Mark 2.

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...about 3 years ago

    Awesome image, great processing!!!!!!

  • Christopher Gaines
    Christopher Ga...about 3 years ago

    My goodness! I won’t even begin to ask how you did this and got the car looking soooooo sharp while in motion! A great black and white piece!

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfabout 3 years ago

    You did a fine job on this flyrod. Looks great! Thanks so much for sharing how you did this.

  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyabout 3 years ago

    Brilliantly done and interesting to find out how:)

  • Brandon Taylor
    Brandon Taylorabout 3 years ago

    wow i really am liking your work, i think i am gonna have to give your style a whirl thanks for sharing

  • Brandon, Thanks. I have photographed in Oregon a couple of times. I have some shots of several rusted cars and trucks that I will post soon. I photographed near Bend and Sisters a couple of months ago. is Florence near there?

    Best, Flyrod

    – flyrod

  • Stephen Warren
    Stephen Warrenabout 3 years ago

    Agree with Brandon – I need to incorporate a few of your techinques – thanks for sharing!

  • resin8n
    resin8nabout 3 years ago

    Great work and appreciate you sharing the process

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 3 years ago

    Excellent love the sinster look.

  • Elwoodsgarage
    Elwoodsgaragealmost 3 years ago

    SIN CITY all the way, great work, very fun.

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