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Final Destination

By NoelBennettPhotography      
Story behind the image . . .

I was initially introduced to the owners of this Austin 7 in December.
John and Lyn wanted me to see their tractor after seeing an existing tractor image displayed in BareWall Gallery.

I called on them in February to see their tractor, but spotted the car in another barn.
I then revisited in March when I could spend the day reorganising a giant pile of timber and other paraphernalia,
which had half covered the car.
After hours of hard work I was filthy and exhausted, but ready to take my camera and studio lighting out of the car!
I used props from all around the farm (returning them after).

An age was spent in Photoshop and then with the printer, until the final result was delivered - but only after the 7th test print.
The 16 bit multi-layer file I worked on ended up at 1.14Gb!

Tags: Creative General Art Transport Barn Vintage Decay Portraits and people Final destination Flash and lighting Austin seven

Voters: PhilT2, Stevetheroofer, colijohn and 104 more


23 Dec 2015 6:46PM
Noel I have admired your photograph before at the Local boat marina ( I did the roof by the way!)
What a superb image
Thank you for sharing

best wishes

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23 Dec 2015 7:59PM
A lot of hard work but at the end a photograph well worth taking, you saw what you wanted and took the shot.

Alex 64

emit1 7 2 United States
23 Dec 2015 8:01PM
Interesting. Superb effect
andy w 15 11 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2015 7:40AM
Really atmospheric image. Excellent.
Diggeo 6 13 Greece
24 Dec 2015 7:58AM
A really great image!!
bluesandtwos 9 393 1 England
24 Dec 2015 9:08AM
Stunningly good! I would have loved to have been there to see the work involved in making such a great, atmospheric image. Grin

sawsengee Plus
12 6 24 Malaysia
24 Dec 2015 9:15AM
beautiful light shaft from the window, rustic colours & ambiance Smile
28 Dec 2015 4:39AM
I see you are quite new to the site. Welcome. Just spent a bit of time admiring your photographs both here and on your website. Quality. For one who is keen to learn, I am particularly delighted with your commentaries. It helps to hear how and why an image was made. More please.
SunPrints 3 4 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2015 12:22PM
Thats a great shot well done on POTW
klarue 4 United States
28 Dec 2015 10:44PM
Did you use any HDR software (like Aurora HDR or similar) to get such a wide tonal range? It doesn't sound like you did, so if not, I'm curious why you may not have used this technique? Thanks!
Thanks for your interest.
I've experimented with HDR software and manual HDR in the past,
but personally find HDR a little unrealistic, preferring to extract data from the RAW file.
I hoped the multi studio light set-up would be enough to illuminate the shadow areas.
BydoR9 8 19 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2015 8:24PM
A fantastic image! Grin
Photo_Lee 8 6 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2016 5:26AM
Great image
chensuriashi Plus
13 311 18 England
3 Jan 2016 6:37PM
Great piece!!! Well contrived.....Wink
STUARTHILL758 17 38 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2016 6:55PM
Excellent image well constructed ,thanks for telling how thing were put together glad to see that you achieved the look with out some plug in HDR ,l find that the work in Photoshop is just as enjoyable as in the dark room and learning just what can be achieved ,again super image
An excellent image and it was nice having the information to read. Well worth the hard work.
johnty 14 29 Wales
24 Feb 2016 12:44PM
Love these images , they remind me of those hidden object games Smile
23 Mar 2016 3:18PM
nice work
2 Mar 2017 8:59PM
Brilliant shot!

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