Foggy Bottom Ford by flyrod

Canon 5D Mark 2, 24-105mm 1:4 lens. Photoshop CS5

1936 Ford Truck

I photographed this truck at the American Truck Historical Society Antique Truck Show in West Springfield Massachusetts on May 31, 2012. Notice that I have shot the truck from the shaded side. Although intuitively we would probably shot it fron the sunny side, this does a couple of things that I find appealing. First, it created more shape and overall garyscale or contrast in the object. It also allows the sun to cast bright highlights on the edge of the truck that give it some pazazz. By adjusting the Shadows and Highlight in Photoshop, the details imerge really nicely. The background was shot in Salsberg Austria at sunrise. I blured it to minimize detail. The barn was shot in upstate New York.

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
    flyrodover 2 years ago

    Original Background
    Original truck image
    Original barn image

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 2 years ago

    A beautiful blend Flyrod. The tall white grass adds a lot.

  • Thanks Paul.

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    Fabulous – quite a handsome truck!

  • Thanks Monnie. always appreciated

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    Fabulous piece of work!!

  • Thanks John. Much appreciated.

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 2 years ago

    Excellent work !

  • Always a pleasure Steve

    – flyrod

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Excellent!! :)

  • Appreciate that Keith.

    – flyrod

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 2 years ago

    Totally awesome again,…..Love the how to info,…..

  • Appreciate the comment John.

    – flyrod

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 2 years ago

    Brilliant processing, great blend of images.

  • Thank you very much Nigel. Always appreciated.

    – flyrod

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 2 years ago

    Good image and work

  • Thanks very much Barry.

    – flyrod

  • Keith Hawley
    Keith Hawleyover 2 years ago

    Outstanding work my friend… I love these old heritage trucks… They have so much character… and I like how you shot it from the shadow side.. it has worked beautifully…

  • Thanks Keith. You would have loved the truck show where I found this beauty. Over 1000 restored trucks of all sizes. I spent three days shooting there.

    – flyrod

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