Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NFC Car Show, Part 6 (and last): All the rest (well, some of the rest)

This first image is my favorite of the event, maybe the best car image I've ever taken. I also put more post-processing work into this one than I do to most of my images. Once I started working with it, I realized how dramatic the shadows were, so I made sure the shadows faded to complete black. I like the way the shadows become negative space to balance the detail of the car. And I really like the way the front end is emerging from darkness.

When I'm out photographing, almost any subject, I look for details. I prefer the intricacies of a scene rather than the broad expanse. Life is made up of the small moments, and big pictures are made up of the small elements.

In this image, I like play of the textured tire and the blankness of shadow. And the tail light adds an interesting shape.

These next two images are obviously the same car, the same detail. I can't decide which composition I like better. I think the arc in the lower right corner of the first image is an unexpected element that adds balance to the downward arc.

But, the bottom image works also because there's only one curved line; the rest of the image is straight lines, consistent patterns. The color in both images really appeals to me. I think it's hard to find a good green for a car, but this car certainly has found that color.

It's obviously a blue car, but because of all the random elements, it becomes quite abstract, and abstract images are so beautiful to me.

How many cars have you seen with wood on them? And how many have you seen with wood this beautiful? It's so beautiful and warm and rich.

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