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Canon 5D Mark 2 24-1-5mm 1:4 lens. Photoshop CS5

1931 Ford Pickup Coca Cola bottle truck photographed at the Simsbury Airport Fly in and Car Show. I created this image in color but didn’t feel it looked true to the period. I liked the distressed charactor of the old Coke sign and I brought in some texture to the background anc base to bring that feeling to the ovarall piece. The truck was bright yellow And that is a tough color to work with because it shows less detail. I went into Selective Color and added megenta to get a bit more tonal range into the yellow. The conversion to B&W unifies the image and makes the elements more cohesive.

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 2 years ago

    original image

    Original car image

    Image in color befor conversion

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 2 years ago

    Impressive! Honestly, I love the color version as well, but I agree the B&W better reflects the time period.

  • Thanks Monnie. Always appreciated

    – flyrod

  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahabout 2 years ago

    Another absolutely classic image, Flyrod! You are the MASTER! KUDOS!

  • Thanks for the generous comment Ron.

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    Excellent! The b/w version is fabulous.

  • Much appreciated Dot.

    – flyrod

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 2 years ago

  • Kathy, so much appreciated.

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 2 years ago

    Extraordinary work!!

  • I appreciate that John.

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 2 years ago

    Another classic art work Flyrod.

  • Thanks Steven.

    – flyrod

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 2 years ago

    Extraordinary!! :)

  • Thanks Keith.

    – flyrod

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Great Work!!

  • Delightful! Thanks Tammera.

    – flyrod

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding in mono…great work flyrod!

  • Thanks Buddy.

    – flyrod

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