Going back to the vehicle theme today.
There is a house across highway 1 that seems to always have busted up, old trucks for sale. They make great subjects for HDR, but this was shot with camera+, so its not really an HDR pic. I added drama and a vignette with snapseed, then used Tadaa for some clarity and a little bit of a filter.
I even wrote a quick haiku to go with this one because, for whatever reason, girls tend to challenge me to write haikus. My favorite one was a haiku making fun of haikus. =)
A broken down pile,
You throw rocks at me for fun,
Please love me again.
I walked across Guadalupe yesterday with my phone to get a better feel for the town. Its a different experience than driving through because that takes all of 2 minutes. Half of the stores on the main drag were for rent and of the ones that were still operating, 80% only had Spanish on the signs in the windows.
I stopped at the cemetery to get a few pictures of the cool angels on headstones. Unfortunately, it was totally the wrong time of day. The light was not cooperating at all.
On the way back through town I saw three classic cars that have definitely seen better days. They were parked in front of an office for a car repair business. The angle of the sun and the rail in front of the cars prevented me from getting a great angle. I didn’t want my shadow cast on the car, but I still wanted to try and make the image work from a less flattering perspective.
When I see old, rusty objects, I want to bring out a lot of the grit and detail. It really makes the image pop to me. Normally I’d use ProHDR to start that workflow, but because of the quality of the light and lack of tripod, I chose to use camera+. Then I used the clarity filter, which is great for making your image pop, and I finished up by adding some drama in Snapseed.
I’ll be working on reviews for a couple of HDR apps today, and I think I’ll run this image through them to see how they handle it.