I saw this car on the way home from a shoot and had to find the owner. It was a year later before the car owner (Howard), the location, and I were all available on the same day. My good friend Joe Farace,(JoeFaraceBlogs.com) has used this location many times in the past, but this was my first. Joe is a car nut and locations like this just “speak” to him. I would have to agree.
This is a 1931 Ford Victoria totally, and I mean totally, redone. There was a lot of wood in the original car but Howard replaced all of it with metal.
I had the idea from the beginning to keep the car “normal” and mess with the background in HDR. When I shot the car I only used direct sunlight and a large white fill on the right side. Then I took four exposures and processed through HDR Photomatix Pro. We dinked alot with the background and “painted” the car back in. After a little retouching it was finished.
I had the idea from the beginning to keep the car “normal” and mess with the background in HDR. Much thanks to Howard for the use of the car and the Adams County Historical Society for letting me use the gas station.
FYI … Howard has another one in the wings almost ready to photograph.