Coupe de Ville

by metroknow on December 17, 2009

Title: Coupe de Ville

This photo was taken this morning – I happened to see this completely restored car parked across the street from a local auto repair shop, and stopped to take a few shots. This was the best of the lot.

The light was obviously outdoors, but it was somewhat rainy and cloudy giving a little more blue tinting in the ambient light. To bump up the saturation and contrast a bit I used a couple of filters in Best Camera: The Candy filter (which I rarely use, but in this case it worked), and both the Warm and Cold filters. I’m not sure if I’m imagining a difference when I apply both warm and cold filters, but it seems to liven the shot up a bit. But they could be completely canceling each other out – not sure.

Composition-wise I really liked the contrast of bluish hue in the hub caps contrasted with the beiges of the car’s paint. The colors behind the car (the beige wall and dark windows) were a nice coincidence; although truth be told I tried to take this shot from the other side of the car (the sidewalk side) but there was a bright blue compact car that was in the line of sight that would have totally spoiled the vintage feel. Instead I waited for the bus to go by and then ran out in the street and quickly took the shot. As a result the background was much better.

Best Camera is one of my “go to” filter sets. While it doesn’t give you much fine control, the filters are really well thought out in general. I’m hoping to do a full review in the near future.

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Zach December 18, 2009 at 6:43 am

Great colors and composition. It’s an image you can really spend some time taking in.

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