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Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 July 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

A nice old "Chevvy" at the Tyne Wear Run, Bents Park, South Shields. Taken on 5th. June at this event for old historic commercial vehicles.

Three exposure HDR in Photomatix.

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PENTAX K100D 1/351 second F/9.5 ISO 200 18 mm

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Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Super title and photo to match

9 Jul 2011 5:24am

PATRICK from miramas, France


9 Jul 2011 6:07am

k@ from Paris, France

Colors are fabulous, seems a character from a cartoon movie !

9 Jul 2011 6:34am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great angle, I like the way you can imagine faces in vehicles, Richard Hammond turned it round and was doing Peugeot impressions on Top Gear last week!

9 Jul 2011 6:42am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Great shot of an American classic and would probably be a souped up street racer if it was in the States.

9 Jul 2011 7:25am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Impacting POV and composition.

9 Jul 2011 8:05am

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Beautiful vehicle and colours, Curly! I love the reflection on the bumper. Now these days it's all made of plastic :-(

9 Jul 2011 8:35am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Fantastic POV and framing with dramatic sky.

9 Jul 2011 8:50am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom


9 Jul 2011 8:50am

Olaf from Ganderkesee, Germany

Great colors and Patterns. I like the details.

9 Jul 2011 9:18am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Very nice framing and POV. Good photos job!

9 Jul 2011 9:25am

Z from Shanghai, China

Super shot and process! Old Chevvy is speaking! And the shining bumper tells the whole scene outside the frame....

9 Jul 2011 10:33am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Love the thought of all the lovely shots you are going to show! I'm still scrapping around on a day-by-day basis. More effort needed!

9 Jul 2011 11:24am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful how this grinning grill fills the frame. No grills like this any more - not even any chrome!

9 Jul 2011 11:40am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das ist gut gemacht.

9 Jul 2011 11:49am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Outstanding! It must have been one hell of a drive from New Zealand!

9 Jul 2011 12:19pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, this is a jaw-dropper!!! The angle, the light and tone, the beautiful form and patterns, the fantastic textures and reflections... and nice to meet you... I thought I saw you and your Pentax!:-) Have a great weekend!

9 Jul 2011 12:50pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great angle/POV on this wonderful "portrait" of this smiling, classic Chevy. And the cloudy sky background is icing on the cake. 5 stars!

9 Jul 2011 1:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A lovely old Chev Curly! It could stand proudly next to the Maple Leaf! Well done! ;-)

9 Jul 2011 2:27pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

This is so FABULOUS!!!!

9 Jul 2011 2:37pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wonderful shot, Curly. Good old Chevys - they made them much better in those days. New Zealand? That's a long way away from Britain! I love the reflections in the bumper. Our cars don't even have bumpers anymore!

9 Jul 2011 2:49pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Gorgeous picture Curly! Brilliant. The pov is outstanding, the tones too, and the picture is superb! Cheers!

9 Jul 2011 3:03pm

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

I usually, too, find myself trying to keep my reflection out of most images. I spy a crouching photographer attempting to squeeze under the bumper. Nice grill work!:)

9 Jul 2011 3:23pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

stunning HDR work!

9 Jul 2011 4:15pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Great perspective Curly....fresh and original, colors are amazing, you really have a great way with HDR! Have a great weekend!

9 Jul 2011 6:03pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Interesting angle and color is great.

9 Jul 2011 7:55pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

a winning angle and nicely finished Curly.

9 Jul 2011 8:28pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It's a fabulous big grin:)

9 Jul 2011 9:02pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Very menacing appearance from this POV, even the guy in the chrome fender is looking at me !

9 Jul 2011 9:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great title and super grin! Nice shot!

9 Jul 2011 11:09pm

cjbc from Fuenlabrada, Spain

Cool, it's like it got from Cars 2 movie!

9 Jul 2011 11:35pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent angle ! And I like your way of coloring.

10 Jul 2011 3:05am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fabulous image!

10 Jul 2011 3:36am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Colours and the processing are amazing!
Well done Curly!

10 Jul 2011 12:41pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Red white and blue never looked better than here.

10 Jul 2011 5:20pm

enegative from Chennai, India

the reflection on the bumper \m/

10 Jul 2011 6:51pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Nice panorama effect in the cowcatcher! Nice sky to, which contributes to the photo.

10 Jul 2011 11:01pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Nice angle. Love to see a Chevy from New Zealand.

11 Jul 2011 5:11am

Tomix from landerneau, France

fantastic chevrolet!! 5*!

11 Jul 2011 10:22am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Fine looking grill you got there...great shot

11 Jul 2011 2:46pm

alfeldfoto from Alfeld (Leine), Germany

This is the best way to get those vintage ones (in my opinion). Almost a little scary, remember 'Christine'...

12 Jul 2011 8:33am

mike from Cap d'Agde, France

J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage et ces couleurs

12 Jul 2011 7:33pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice postproduction! Well done!

13 Jul 2011 10:46am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


13 Jul 2011 3:52pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

5stars from me...the colour on my netbook looks great for all your images, but, then, the sRGB colour space is what is used in laptops as well as websites/blogging platforms...a tip! ^_^

15 Jul 2011 6:42am

Florence from Paris, France

I love, from time to time, re-visit my favorite portfolios... :-)
I've missed this one, I was on holiday at that time and with no internet access. Your tone mapping process suits incredibly well here.

3 Jun 2012 4:56pm

@Florence: I was at the same event this year (today) I will post the first picture tomorrow.

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1/351 second
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