Photo #15: Retro Revived

If nothing else, this photo challenge is teaching me to find subjects. I’m seeing more potential photographs, things which I would have either missed or wouldn’t have considered before. I had a few extra minutes this afternoon while I was running errands. Driving down the road I noticed a bright yellow classic car in a parking lot, surrounded by late-model vehicles. As mentioned before, I love cars, especially classics, and this one stood out well.

My camera has a feature which allows me to isolate one color (red, yellow, green or blue) while everything else remains black and white. I knew immediately I wanted to use this effect for this photo, allowing the classic car stand out, and fading the other cars into the background. The idea was to make the old look new and turn the new old.

A closer inspection revealed the car to be a 37 Dodge 2 door sedan. It was in very good shape. I took a few photos from both the front and the back of the car, isolating the color yellow. The bright color of the car made the effect turn out well.

Here’s the photo I liked best:

Photo #15: Retro Revived

Photo #15: Retro Revived

Tech Details:
Equipment Used: Sony NEX-5R, 18-55mm standard lens.
Image: 1/160 sec exposure, f/13, ISO-100, yellow isolation effect.
(Note: I did intentionally blur the license plates of the other vehicles in the image. No other edits were made to the photo.)

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