The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy featured a character named Ford Prefect. It just happened that I am a big fan of the book and I happened to find in Canada a Ford Prefect (1938-1949), in a rusty junkyard kind of condition, but nonetheless a magnificent car. I have been tinkering with this picture for over 2 years. The original picture featured an ugly building in the background. Unfortunately it was also a building with similar colours of the car, making it very difficult to mask. I finally find a way to do it and this is my first attempt at masking. I used a picture of a Las Vegas Red Rock Canyon road that I took about a year ago as the background. The car itself was photographed in Calabogie Ontario.
Here is it – the backgroung image has been HDR with 5 pictures +/- 2EV with Photomatix. The foreground image is a single picture taken with a Tamron super wide angle 10-24 at 10mm.
The Prefect: Nikon D40x – f4, 1/2000th, ISO200, Tamron 10-24mm at 10mm.
Background: Nikon D300s – 5 picture +/- 2EV, F11, ISO200, Tamron 10-24mm at 10mm.
Processed with CS5, Photomatix, OnOne Perfect Mask and Topaz Adjust.