Christine's sister (Christine as in the car from Steven King's Novel)

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  1. AlbertoDeRoma

    AlbertoDeRoma TPF Noob!

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    I spotted this beaut during a recent trip to Half Moon Bay.

    More practice with Silver Efex. Candid feedback is always welcome.

    Thanks,

    Alberto

    Leica Digilux 2, f/2.4, 1/100

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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I learned how to drive a truck in a 1947 Ford two-ton truck like that! It had a tiny V-8 engine and a four-speed manual transmission with a two-speed rear axle. It was one of the first vehicles of its era to have a directional signal: not dual "blinkers" like we have today, but a single, long pointed "arrow" that had signal positions for slow,left,and right hand turn--mimicking the human arm signals for slowing,left,and right hand turning!
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Vignette fails the image.
    It encroaches to much on the subject, and creates that "haloing" at the top.

    I want to like this image, but I can't.
    Can you redo it with all the effects except the vignette?
     
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    I agree with what him ^ said.
     
  5. AlbertoDeRoma

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    Thank you for the candid feedback. Here's another attempt (sans vignette - you were right, this photo did not call for a vignette). I also changed the tone a little bit to give it a more vintage look.

    Thanks again for taking the time to comment.

    Alberto

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    I much prefer the 2nd version :thumbup:
     
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    No. 2 is much better to me.:sexywink:
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yup... I like the 2nd one.

    The most common mistake I see with "faked" vignette are non-circular (rectangular or oval) shaped vignettes when one is a little too heavy handed in post. It simply becomes unnatural looking. It also rarely works well when the subject fills the frame because it encroaches on the subject itself. If you foresee the use of vignette in a photo, step back and allow a bit of space within the frame for a circular shaped vignette.
     
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    Thank you for the response. Your logic makes perfect sense (imagine me slapping head and saying "duh"!) Good succinct mini lesson.

    Alberto
     
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    Nice shot. The second one is much better in my opinion. :thumbup::D
     
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    I love to see these old trucks with Sharp color, was it originally color?
     
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    Here you go Tulsa. Let me know how you like it. This one was minimally processed. Cropped, softened highlights, if I recall. The light was REALLY bad that day - gray all over - that's why I eventually went with B&W. I need to go back on a sunny day.

    Alberto

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