Thursday, March 29, 2012


Canon EOS Rebel XS, Promaster 19-35 lens @ 19mm, ISO 100, f/14, 1/13 second, 3 Exposure HDR @ -2
  You ever have one of those landmarks that you pass on the road every day and say to yourself, "I have got to photograph that!"  This old rusty truck is one of those landmarks. It sits next to a corn field that is used as a maze and haunted trail in the fall but just sits alone amongst cut down corn stalks the rest of the year. It is located just on the other side of Tellico Lake from Vonore, TN on the way to Greenback.
  A couple of weeks ago, I was coming back from a doctor's appointment in Maryville and just could not resist stopping and taking a few shots in the bright afternoon sun.
  I took several different angles but really loved the front view filling the frame with the truck with the beautiful white cloud filled sky as a background. Because of the harsher light I chose to bracket all my shots in hope of processing an HDR image.
  Tonight I used Luminance HDR, a free downloaded HDR software, to process this using it's Fatal process. I really loved the color this process provides even though it still leaves the image with a small painterly look. I especially like the sky reflection in the windshield of this rustilicious old beast.
  I processed a black and white of this as well using a gradient filter in Photoshop Elements. I really like them both. Please let me know if you like, dislike, or are indifferent as to the processing of both of these.

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