I know I have said it before here on the blog... When I see a scene like this, I wish I could time travel back and see the thrill on the faces of the first owners. The family drives. Date nights! And now, in such a sad and forgotten state...
In the junkyard, every car is injured, beat up or mangled in some way. This particular car though, gave me a bit of a giggle. Like an amateur fighter, where mostly he looks pretty good except.. what is it? Oh yes, that broken nose!
Felt like a black and white treatment would emphasize the nose not to mention the beautiful lines of our old warrior. In Topaz BW Effects, I ended up with a Platinum preset, then increased contrast, did some protect highlights to take the sheen off the hood, and gave it a bit of detail boost.
I find working in Topaz BWE to be by far the easiest way to achieve the black and white looks I have in my mind when I see a color image. Speaking of white, the color version is on the Continue link below. Let me know how you like this one?
Canon 6D, 70-300mm F/2.8 L, f/2.8, 1/1000, iso 250
Kind of a twist on an oft mentioned theme I like, nature reclaiming what man creates. Since this car is from, what, the 1950's, man's creation is doing quite a job holding out! Inevitably, it will succumb. As will everything I presume. But I like how this beauty is holding out with dignity and grace.