My antique pickup

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  1. emptypockets

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    This pickup has been in my family since 1952 and my grandfather gave it to me when I was 8. We've finally gotten around to restoring it and taking some snaps. Let me know which is your favorite!

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    Nice, classic pickup!

    my fav is no.4, if you did it in HDR, you would got the right exposure for the background ( the sky )
     
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    Man that is a beauty. #1 is the best but I would try and clone out that lite pole..
     
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    Cool pickup, #2 is my favourite, really diggin the angle, makes it look like a monster that wants to kill me. Shame about the overexposed sky though.
     
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    #1.

    Old pickup and an old bridge go together nicely. Fewer reflections on the metal and windshield. Now, get rid of the light pole.
     
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    Glad everyone likes the subject! It was a labor of love and mucho dinero for sure! Here's the shot with a little more PP done. I'm tweaking the first and will post it soon. Thanks again for all the comments.

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    I hope you don't mind but I removed the light pole from the first picture like a couple people suggested. I was bored and wanted to give it a try. Hope you like it. Beautiful truck by the way! I'm a Ford man too!
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    Much nicer without the light pole. And if you're still bored, go ahead and get rid of the building on the left:lol:
     
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    Since the consensus seems to be pic #1, I did more pp on this one too, cloned out the light pole, added some contrast and upped the color hues to make things pop.

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    The building in the background was quite distracting, as was the bright orange road sign. So, I cloned them both out in this picture. I also created a duplicate layer and added some gaussian blur to the background and set the opacity to 80%. Below is the result and let me know what you think.

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    to me the blur is distracting, but much nicer without the building. nice truck!
     
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    I dont like the blur edit but somehow you've managed to get a sort of tilt shift miniature effect. Unless you're trying to go for that I'd say start again, but cool either way.
     

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