Canon 5D Mark 2 24-105mm 1:4 lens. Photoshop CS5.
I photographed this fire truck at the American Truck Historical Society Antique Truck Show in West Springfield Massachusetts on May 31, 2012. It is only slightly larger than a pickup truck and was used as the Fire Captain’s vehicle. I wanted to create an image that placed it at the scene of a fire back in its days of service. I used an image of a burning building and a texture layer along with black and white conversion to achieve this. I created a background light effect behind the front of the truck for a bit of added drama. I did a significant amount of painting and cloning on the truck body to remove unwanted reflections and create a cleaner look. I also cloned and painted over two license plates on the front of the truck. Enjoy.