1950 Buick Eight

It wasn’t shiny and pretty like the other cars but it had a character all it’s own which not only warranted my photographing it but also taking that photograph to a new level by applying some high contrast/HDR-ish effects to it.  This automobile has a bit of a “I’m dangerous” swagger about it don’t you think?  So which version do you like and why?

F5.6 – 1/320 – 50mm – ISO 100 – daylight WB – LR post processing

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Original image with only exposure and level adjustments.

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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11 Responses to 1950 Buick Eight

  1. bulldog says:

    I wonder all of a sudden why I love these old cars.?? Is it I’m becoming an old fart ??

  2. dhphotosite says:

    I know I’ve said it before, but cars from this era had style. I like the bottom version better. To me it looks more real. Just my opinion.

    • Well the bottom is the real version 😉 Thank you for your opinion and why. I do like the top version but just for artsy sake yanno? Why do I think of the movie Christine when I look at this car?

  3. Steve says:

    I too like the top version; it has a `gangster`feel about it, a harshness yet with style. The original image is pretty good in itself, but the top one just appeals more. Great shot and treatment!!

  4. I like the top version. It brings out the “oldness” of the car.

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