Duesy

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    This is a shot of a 1935 Duesenberg. The car is one of about 200 classic cars in the collection on display at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. What caught my eye about this car was the way the chrome tubes went through the fenders. I had never noticed that before.

    The car was white, but I converted the image to black & white and then added some toning. I also cropped a bit from the top and bottom, but that's about it.

    This was my first visit to the Gilmore museum but I expect to return. They are very friendly and relaxed toward photography and photographers. They have a great collection of cars in a terrific setting. Highly recommended if you like cars and are in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area.

    Addedum:

    I replaced the original with a 'poster' version. I wanted to experiment with different display treatments. I also used an untoned black & white. I decided I liked the whiter look. I also left in the red color which was in the center of the spare tire holder. Basically I created a layer mask for my black & white conversion and let the red from the wheel show through.

    Cheap Camera Tricks, Julian E..., and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Julian E... ages ago | reply

      The framing is exquisite and the final choice of B/w was very wise......thus you can concentrate on the lines and general flow (which is very good!)

    2. farlane ages ago | reply

      Super cool! Thanks for adding to the Absolute Michigan pool!

    3. jghphoto21 ages ago | reply

      Beautiful antique auto capture! Nice one...

    4. TPorter2006 ages ago | reply

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    5. anjan58 ages ago | reply

      so sleek and what a shine!!!

    6. christian jackson ages ago | reply

      amazing composition. The Duesy is a real work of art.

    7. skillful record [deleted] ages ago | reply

      terrific composition. love the pristine whites. it's not b/w though, is it? super image, Jim.

    8. jhoweaa ages ago | reply

      With the exception of the red on the wheel everything else is black & white. In some browsers it almost seems to have a color cast, but it shouldn't.

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