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Well buffed

By saltireblue    
Look what you can achieve with a bit of spit 'n' polish and a comes up a real treat.

Part of the front end of an old Chevy. I know cars are not everyone's cup of tea, but I just felt this crop made a great metallic abstract.

V1 is HDR'd
V2 is the original jpeg.
V3 & 4 are variations minus a bit of colourWink

Thanks for the latest comments. Much appreciated, I assure you.

Thanks for bothering.


Tags: Car Specialist and abstract Polished Chevy Buffed

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I think this photo is absolutely brilliant. The glisten of the sun in the metal and paintwork are beautiful. I love it Smile

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 4:28PM
Versions 1&4 for me -brilliant!

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
19 Jul 2011 4:29PM
How dare you Malc !! Spit and polish indeed !!
However,it makes for a rather fine colour image,so colour for me.
Good close up.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 4:31PM
Not a car I am familiar with, but it does sure roar out of the screen straight at me Smile
I can't help finding the colours garish (even the original) which is doubtless because all my old-car books are in strict black & white, publ. B.T.Batsford 1960-ish; also Northumberland is currently subjected to heavy rain and black skies! But I really love the angle that you've chosen and the delicious little twinkle off the headlight. V4, please!
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 4:39PM
Stunner! V2 and V4 for me.... Nick
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Jul 2011 4:55PM
It really has come up a treat, Malc! Smile This just has to be seen in colour...and V1 for me Wink
Trev Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 4:55PM
brilliant set malc cracking detail wonderful colours and light v1 and v2 for me today nice ones Wink
mickp 12 9 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 5:42PM
V1 for me lovely vibrant colours.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 5:45PM
I'm not a great fan of HDR usually, but v1 has zoomed off the page at me! However, I particularly like v3 and v4, particularly that little ping of sun on the lamp!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 6:19PM
Just like Ann above, I'm not a fan of HDR (well, not in every case anyway), but it lends itself beautifully to this subject, and V1 has to be my favourite, lovely bit of detail of the vehicle, lots of shine, nice composition and a beautifully abstract style, which is why this looks so good in HDR I think. It has beautifully enhanced the cloudy sky reflection bottom left, and given it a real zing.
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 6:30PM
V3 and V4 for me, with a slight preference for V4.

Sue Smile
LexEquine 12 19 United States
19 Jul 2011 7:00PM
'{A+++} Brilliant Image Set!'...Peter Wink
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
19 Jul 2011 7:19PM
Striking complementary blue and orange here - enhanced by the HDR treatment. Works well with this kind of image. I also rather like the black and white of v4.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
19 Jul 2011 7:55PM
If I was choosing it would be V2 but I'm not so they are all good.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Jul 2011 8:32PM
Love the bright colours and all that shiny chrome
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2011 9:29PM
Very good shot Malc - great crop. The HDR in V1 gives a great result and it is my favourite closely followed by V4.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
19 Jul 2011 10:29PM
What a great image - not so sure about the HDR, but have to say it's very eye-catching! I think my favourites are V3 and V4, can't decide between them.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jul 2011 10:45PM
Spectacular car images, I love how you haave processed ALL ov the images!
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
19 Jul 2011 11:30PM
Fantastic HDR! Literally a brilliant photo! Love it.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
20 Jul 2011 1:45AM
What colourful and wonderful set of images,Reflition is amazing too,V1 and V2 are my favorite,
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
20 Jul 2011 7:16AM
Grand work Lad !

Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Jul 2011 8:23AM
Going with V3-4 in this set good details and reflection too.
Regards Richard
20 Jul 2011 8:40AM
Some nice chrome their well captured, glad to be your 30.
Allen, Smile
Great image and the old car has stood up to the ravages of time well, I was looking at a new Chevy just a while back and the metal flexed by the pressure of one finger, doubt it will last like this fine example.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
20 Jul 2011 10:18AM
Good work on all versions ,particularly like v4 chrome is good in black and white.
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2011 11:16AM
Great colour game - super details - well done

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2011 3:50PM
Great shiny colours Malc, and the reflections of the clouds so well picked up
like this a lot
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Jul 2011 1:29PM
A pristine looking set of wheels here, Malcolm: what a superb old motor. I too prefer the coloured versions, and the original V 2 rather than the HDR version gets my vote.
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 1:45PM

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