Above photo added per Julie’s suggestion to reduce the amount of blur in the background. I tried it at different strength and in this one I backed off quite a bit. What do you think now? Did I back off enough? (June 18)
ISO 80; f/3.5; 1/400; 11.4mm ; 3:42PM
It is a 1922 Ford Model T. It was sitting on a lot with several other vintage vehicles. Can you imagine the excitement of how it must have felt to own this when it was new? Well, maybe that’s still true. When I went back a few weeks later, it was already sold and gone, so I never did get another chance at taking its picture.
I took this photo on March 1 on one of my bike rides around Quartzsite. At the time, I was considering using it for the theme “circular ” but I felt that there was too much going on in the photo. It was hard to find an interesting angel to take the photo as the lot was crowded.
I did a lot of post-processing in Aperture to the Model T out. I used the Blur paintbrush on the background. I also dodged and burned areas of the car. And I cloned out a shadow from the vehicle sitting to the right. I like using Aperture more and more.