Morris Minor Police Car in Art by hootonles
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When you take a photograph of a vintage vehicle in a show ground or museum etc, the busy background, all too often spoils the image. However, I like to think of it as a challenge, for with a little imagination and a lot of patience, such an image can be transformed into a work of art. And although this photo had a reasonably good background, my want to do something creative with it compelled my artistic nature to make some changes; I hope you approve :O)

Using Adobe Elements:
For the background, I used one of my textured images, changed its colour and tone to suit. Added a blue gradient, lowered the opacity and multiplied the images together. For the car, I cut out the car, feathered it and kept it on top of the layers; I also created a pen wash from the original image, and again using multiply, I added it to the background, which helped tie all the layers together.

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I live in sunny Southampton,England with my wife June. Retired, I am able to dedicate more time to my hobbies and interests, which are, photography, photo manipulation, cooking, gardening, reading, sightseeing, chess, painting, a variety of music and computing.
Up until I was fifteen, I was known as Les, and as I lived in Hooton in the Wirral, I became known as Les from Hooton, hence my pseudonym “Hootonles”. Since my leaving Hooton I have preferred to use my middle Christian name John.

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Comments

  • larry flewers
    larry flewersover 3 years ago

    I remember these little panda cars great shot mate and lovely post work

  • I remember them too Larry, they seemed to be around for years.
    Thank you for your kind comments :O)

    – hootonles

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic Work

  • You are so very kind, thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Excellent work! Reminders of childhood.

  • Thank you Don, for your kind comments and for the fave :O)

    – hootonles

  • Emjaysea
    Emjayseaover 3 years ago

    This works a treat, Les!

  • Such a kind comment Mike, thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • andy551
    andy551over 3 years ago

    Superb work!!Beautiful creation!

  • Such kind comments are so encouraging Andy; thank you and for the fave :O)

    – hootonles

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    A brill shot sweetheART pure nostalgia – a fave ~} Valz

  • Thank you very much for your comments and for the fave :O)

    – hootonles

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    oops! & brill postwork of course lol! ;D

  • Your comments have brightened up my day; thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • Aase
    Aaseover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • I am so very pleased that you like my work; thank you and for the fave :O)

    – hootonles

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    Looks cool !! – lovely work !!

  • I am so very pleased that you like it; thank you :O)

    – hootonles

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 3 years ago

    Cracking piece of work, i used to own a Moggie 1000, great car, a fav

  • Your comments and fave, are warmly appreciated; thank you :O)
    They certainly were a great little car :O)

    – hootonles

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