I am completely over the moon with how this shot turned out, so excited that I just finished processing this and had to upload this at this very second. I was shocked I got it to align inside Photomatix as the wind was just insane…I guess fast shutters can come in handy. Captured at the Pawnee National Grasslands in Colorado, this whole place caught my eye. I was originally shooting the old abandoned farm house from the front when my shooting buddies John & Kay walked behind it to shoot (I didn’t want to, the wind was just to much along with the blowing sand/dirt…you all should have seen my cameras sensor! lol ) when John came walking back down and showed me this 1957 Ford and I was basically freaking out. You just don’t see many 50s cars sitting around anymore in this kind of shape. I HAD to get it, considering how much of a love affair I have with old iron anyhow. The light was wonderful, really golden and saturated…so away I went, shooting around 60 shots of this scene…different compositions and orientations.

I hope you all like it as much as I do!
John

Sony a550
Minolta 18-200mm lens & CPL
4 RAw shots processed in Photomatic, Lightroom 3 and PS CS5

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Comments

  • Kimberly mattia
    Kimberly mattiaover 3 years ago

    great photo! :)

  • Thanks! :)

    – John De Bord Photography

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    beautiful scenery

  • Thank you George very much!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature ( April 20th) in “Your Country’s Best”!

  • Thanks Karen!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Carrie Blackwood
    Carrie Blackwoodover 3 years ago

    I can certainly see why you had to post this immediately! I would have too! Excellent composition, and the lighting is so warm… HDR is perfectly done as well. Wonderful :)

  • Thanks Carrie! :D I was fairly shocked it did come out, but call me happy with it!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • snapitnc
    snapitncover 3 years ago

    cracking image john,well done mate,cheers mike

  • Thanks much Mike!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Great work.. !!

  • thank you!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Murph2010
    Murph2010over 3 years ago

    Awesome shot my friend! I love the golden hues in the grass; very warm picture!! The composition is excellent as well, it’s always interesting to see the impact we have on the land.. it comes in so many different ways!

  • Thank you and I couldn’t agree more!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinover 3 years ago

    Just love this! Perfect light, sky, OLD car is always a plus ….wonderful work :o)

  • :) Thank you and I agree!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • TimeSnatcher
    TimeSnatcherover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot, and nice diagonal line in the front. Very cool :)

  • thank you very much :)

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 3 years ago

    Nice work, excellent composition and light

  • Thank you Mary very much!

    – John De Bord Photography

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