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

This is my time machine. Photo compilations like this one bring to life the fantasy of going back to a the days when my Dad and all his brothers and sister were living on a farm in Southwest Missouri. For many families in those days the family car was a truck like this mid-thirties International model.

I rarely use sepia tone in an image, but I thought it added a feeling of an old photograph to this one. I also added a orange textured layer over the entire image and blended it to duplicate layer of the finished B&W image. then I errassed away parts of it to reveal the sepia toned layer. This varied the hue of the brown and made the overalll image look aged.

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international truck, 1930s, rural, farm, truck, barn, weathered, feed sacks, farming

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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Comments

  • flyrod
    flyrodalmost 2 years ago

    original background
    Original Truck image
    original barn image

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 2 years ago

    Splendid post-work, the sepia works well here!

  • Thanks my friend. Always appreciatye.

    – flyrod

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Great job on this retro image. Isn’t that truck a beauty! Are these photo compilations from family photos, flyrod?

  • F.A., They are not family photos, but I’m trying to make them look like they were taken during the time when these trucks were in use. When I see an old bard or some interesting clouds I photograph them and archive them for possible use like this. I had an opportunity earlier this year to photograph some of the finest antique trucks I’ve ever seen at a National show here in Massachucetts. I’m finding that barns and rural landscapes are the perfect backgrounds to bring these old beauties back to life. Thanks for the comment.

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 2 years ago

    Great work.

  • Thanks as always my friend.

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 2 years ago

    The sepia really makes this one sing! Outstanding!

  • Thanks a million Monnie.

    – flyrod

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertalmost 2 years ago

    The sepia certainly gives it the right feel, great image.

  • I appreciate to comment Nigal

    – flyrod

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    In reading your response, and looking more closely at the three photos (which I confess to not seeing previously, when I responded, because I failed to expand the description button), I’m seeing the wonderful work you did to clean up the truck, and make it more of a “period piece”. Super great job, flyrod.
    —Frannie

  • I appreciate that Frannie. Thanks.

    – flyrod

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfalmost 2 years ago

    Your the master flyrod. I drove over the mountains on rt 90 today through a heavy snow squall, not uncommon.

  • Thanks Paul, We got about an inch of snow last night but it’s gone now. I got the snow blower out for a test startup yesterday. You never now what to expect after they have been idol for six months.

    – flyrod

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustagealmost 2 years ago

  • I appreciate the feature Judi

    – flyrod

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

  • Thank you so much Kathy

    – flyrod

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