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Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 4 June 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

When the car is the star (part 1).

Tyne Tees Run 2012, an event for historic commercial vehicles which runs from Stockton to South Shields every year before the old vehicles are displayed in the Bents Park.

These two looked like interlopers, neither all that historic or commercial, but they made a pretty HDR. The one in the foreground looked like a hybrid machine built around a motorcyle engine with one large driven wheel at the back, and a racing car front end with a steering wheel attached. Three shots processed in Photomatix, then some Photoshop trickery. The trickery was needed to disguise a few moving people between the three shots.

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PATRICK from miramas, France

wow magnific 5****

4 Jun 2012 5:07am

Bruno F from France

Stunning ! Good process !

4 Jun 2012 5:22am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Great colours!

4 Jun 2012 5:31am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe avec ce traitement

Bonne journée

4 Jun 2012 5:33am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The trike/bike/car thingy looks great fun! Lovin the PP

4 Jun 2012 5:34am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Very interesting processing, makes what are for me not very interesting subjects, more interesting.

4 Jun 2012 5:48am

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Perfect pefect perfect! I turned the screen and show it to my husband, and he said:- perfect for a painting on the wallBRAVO

4 Jun 2012 6:16am

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Wow, very glossy! i like it!!

4 Jun 2012 6:22am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

It is a superb work! Impressive.

4 Jun 2012 6:34am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent processing

4 Jun 2012 6:48am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

wow !! well done :-)

4 Jun 2012 7:01am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Extra l'effet ! Bravo !

4 Jun 2012 7:08am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


4 Jun 2012 7:31am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A very nice effect, a splendid picture in full color.

4 Jun 2012 7:33am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow a really eye catching image, fantastic processing Curly

4 Jun 2012 7:36am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Now, we have two stars on parade here!

4 Jun 2012 8:04am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic composition, great processing. ***** Good day.

4 Jun 2012 8:06am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Hey... That's a gorgeous effect to mask people ! And on top of that, it's working great on these vehicles ! Well done ! Have a lovely day Curly :)

4 Jun 2012 8:27am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Smashing! *****

4 Jun 2012 8:38am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This all but carries sound ! Wonderful presence.

4 Jun 2012 8:50am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a phenomenal shot!

4 Jun 2012 8:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Strikingly done
Oh Curly one

4 Jun 2012 9:20am

Yonatan from New York, United States

Powerful HDR Curly. The cars looks most impressive and I like your processing of the background. It reminds me of the effect that one can achieve by quickly zooming out/in when focused on a static object with a slightly slow shutter.

4 Jun 2012 10:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice way to avoid moving people. Really beautifully done.

4 Jun 2012 11:03am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Well done, love it

4 Jun 2012 11:13am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, what a piece of work you've created here, Curly. Love the zoom effect you've added.

4 Jun 2012 11:15am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Excellent !

4 Jun 2012 11:18am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

What can I say - superb work and an ingenious rescue to disguise those inconsiderate people who insist on moving about in your frame.

4 Jun 2012 11:49am

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Another great capture.... nice composition & color, very pleasing!
A picture is worth a thousand words. Good luck !!!

4 Jun 2012 11:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Super processing, Curly. Looks like the VW fastback - don't see many of those around any more.

4 Jun 2012 12:16pm

k@ from Paris, France

Like a cover for a sci-fi novel with great bright colors.

4 Jun 2012 12:27pm

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

Excellent! Two thumbs up!

4 Jun 2012 12:30pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great HDR! Love the zoomed effect!
5*****stars! Well done Curly!

4 Jun 2012 12:46pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Wow! Really cool!

4 Jun 2012 12:49pm

farNaaz from Iran, Iran

Ha ha ! interesting . They can talk , I'm sure .
I'm waiting here .

4 Jun 2012 1:13pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent processing! Superb colors!

4 Jun 2012 1:28pm

Philippe from Paris, France

Bravo !!!!

4 Jun 2012 2:02pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

zooming effect and strong hdr make a very dynamic shot !

4 Jun 2012 2:53pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Wow! Great job on this shot! It would make a nice poster for the next meeting! The trike is great, much more beautiful, delicate and elegant than today!

4 Jun 2012 2:57pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Love the feeling of speed!!!

4 Jun 2012 3:12pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

beautiful shot and treatment for this pic. bravo...

4 Jun 2012 3:16pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Cool!! So dynamic ...!

4 Jun 2012 3:19pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

What a picture! What work of creativity! The bright colors collide our retinas into a festival of light. Contrasts burst, red stirs, the black sky HDR enhances the overall image and the particular framing. Congratulations for this vision tecnicolor.

4 Jun 2012 3:19pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful !! Superb work !

4 Jun 2012 3:35pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Really stunning !!!! Magnificent treatment and wonderful creation ...

4 Jun 2012 4:46pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic image and colors

4 Jun 2012 4:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting "trickery" achieved here! It really makes this an eye-popping composition with beautifully rich colors.

4 Jun 2012 5:11pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super pp treatment Curly! The image really jumps off the page! Bravo! ;-)

4 Jun 2012 5:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fantastic HDR! THey really pop!

4 Jun 2012 5:51pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

What a surrealistic work. Very nice.

4 Jun 2012 6:29pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great effect - amazing colours

4 Jun 2012 6:57pm

B.O. from Le Havre, France

Thanks a lot for the visit ant the appreciation.
Great photographic work.

4 Jun 2012 6:59pm

Donna Lee Michas from New York, New York, United States

Very powerful applied effects. Wish I knew how to do that. Really makes for a very cool piece of art. And thanks for the visit and comment on my blog.

4 Jun 2012 7:03pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful work and explosive Curly...

4 Jun 2012 7:09pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Now THIS has the wow factor. Excellent.

4 Jun 2012 8:04pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

V dub fast back for me, this style reminds me of old racing car paintings

4 Jun 2012 8:38pm

Lewy from Wallis, Switzerland

HEY, phantastic shot and powerful, creativ work.

4 Jun 2012 9:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of this handsome pair.

4 Jun 2012 9:23pm

Abraham Siloé from Puebla, Mexico

Thanks for your comment. Great pic, by the way.

4 Jun 2012 9:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very cool

4 Jun 2012 10:15pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wow, what a groovy treatment and result! Looks fantastic on my screen, Curly.

4 Jun 2012 10:24pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

WOW.. Incredible

4 Jun 2012 11:02pm

Sockpuppet from Adelaide, Australia

nice post processing work Curly, it really accentuates the subjects.

5 Jun 2012 3:21am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great work, a wonderful processing!

5 Jun 2012 4:41am

bamboo-wst from Chigasaki, Japan

Wow! Great!!

5 Jun 2012 4:52am

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

A very striking and colourful image, great fun!

5 Jun 2012 6:57am

Gary Hart from California, United States

This is a very cool effect that really suits this image. Well done.

5 Jun 2012 9:31pm

Florence from Paris, France

One of my fav here ! Wow. Do you have the keys ? ;-)

6 Jun 2012 5:56pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Waouh !!

6 Jun 2012 8:25pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

wow! nice image

6 Jun 2012 9:55pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

The HDR is quite nice, and the zoom effect around the two vehicles is quite effective.

7 Jun 2012 7:58pm

Ernest from Sydney, Australia

Brillilant design. Love it.

12 Jun 2012 12:01pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice effect....colorful

16 Jun 2012 7:27am

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