In Albuquerque, New Mexico, we stayed at an RV park along historic Route 66 called “Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post” which was originally a trading post in the late 1940′s. There I found a fantastic photography subject: a vintage car pulling a vintage trailer!
The car and trailer are available for rental and the trailer looked pretty roomy inside given its small size. Just imagine the looks you would get if you drove around in this!
I felt like I should rent it so I could drive it to a better place for the purpose of photography. As it is the background is rather cluttered and distracting with the trees and RVs, but it shows you what was there in front of me.
To make my “artistic” image, I decided I had to exclude the trailer. I positioned myself in front of the vehicle and got down low angling my camera upwards.
It was mid-day as you can tell by the shadows from the tree above on the hood of the car. I took three exposures and combined them in Photomatix. Then I brought the image into Topaz Adjust and used a setting called “Grunge Me” to make the final image. If you have Topaz Adjust, you can download the “Grunge Me” setting for free at Photoframd.
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