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Monster truck time

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 5 June 2013 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Meet "Jessica"

Yes it was that time of year for the 31st. Tyne Tees Run for historic commercial vehicles from Teeside to South Shields on the River Tyne, the event was held on Sunday 2nd. June 2013.
I had a whole lot of fun working up this HDR in Photomatix, Lucis Arts, and Photoshop, even altering the colour of the truck in one version, to give it a little more "pop" and dynamism. At the end of the day I preferred this graphic black and white to show on this page. Unfortunately (although I enjoyed the warm sunshine) the light was direct and harsh, with hardly a cloud in the sky when I arrived at the Bents Park in South Shields. Because of this I had already decided in advance that everything that I shot would be a three frame burst in auto bracketing mode, I could decide later whether or not to make an HDR or go with the regular 0EV frame. So harsh and contrasty it was, and I still have a pile of shots to work through, I'll show them intermittently as I get them produced.

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Jeff from Honolulu, United States

You're a master at processing trucks and cars. I love them all, including this one.

5 Jun 2013 5:22am

PATRICK from miramas, France

tip top 5****

5 Jun 2013 5:25am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Un beau camion

Bonne journée

5 Jun 2013 5:50am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Great work.

5 Jun 2013 6:23am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Plenty of impact from this angle - terrific treatment as well!

5 Jun 2013 6:43am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Real impact here Curly.

5 Jun 2013 7:06am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Grayscale is fine effect.

5 Jun 2013 7:12am

daniel Gutiez from Montvalent, France

an impressive B&W HDR, love it

5 Jun 2013 7:58am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stunning image Curly, it almost drives out of the frame at us

5 Jun 2013 8:40am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Awesome, used to drive a big KW back in my trucking days:)

5 Jun 2013 8:40am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic processing.

5 Jun 2013 8:43am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Monsters indeed, excellent processing

5 Jun 2013 8:52am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A wonderful treatment and a stunning truck. Great shot.
Have a good day.

5 Jun 2013 8:56am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

This photography really appeals to me, you nail it perfectly too. Looks awesome!

5 Jun 2013 9:07am

eligreg from Madrid, Spain

elegant HDR B&W photo!

5 Jun 2013 9:15am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique vue sur ce camion quelle compo et effet quelle vue splendide.

5 Jun 2013 9:37am

keyouest from la roche sur yon, France

envie d'en faire un tour

5 Jun 2013 9:53am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It looks great !

5 Jun 2013 9:58am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

excellent processing - works so well with this shot.

5 Jun 2013 10:09am

Tony from United Kingdom

I love the composition which looks very wide angle...and the HDR gives it a very silvery and shiny look. Excellent photo!

5 Jun 2013 10:52am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

That works beautifully in black and white, Curly.

5 Jun 2013 10:58am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Superb!!...Perfect in B&W.

5 Jun 2013 11:25am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic HDR!!!

5 Jun 2013 11:26am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

cracking HDR - the polished chrome really shines

5 Jun 2013 11:35am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide HDR, superbe travail. Bonne journée.

5 Jun 2013 11:50am

kerfendal from Paris, France

splendid, very impressive

5 Jun 2013 12:16pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The perfect treatment for monstrous Jessica :)

5 Jun 2013 12:44pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Excellent range of grey !

5 Jun 2013 1:40pm

Marian from Bangor, United Kingdom

Brilliant clarity and detail, really nicely done HDR and the black and white so effective here. Lovely work

5 Jun 2013 2:35pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant effect here Curly :-)

5 Jun 2013 3:26pm

franz from Baden, Austria

ah, i love those behemoths ... and i love what you did with it, processing-wise !!!

5 Jun 2013 3:54pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The strong b&w processing suits well to this beautiful gleaming truck !

5 Jun 2013 4:26pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Grand trucks given a dynamic treatment that brings out every detail.

5 Jun 2013 5:39pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I really like this intense processing. It gives a feeling of power to this cab.

5 Jun 2013 5:40pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Beyond the photographic to the world of art

5 Jun 2013 5:40pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Wonderful post work!

5 Jun 2013 5:50pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible capture which is really "in your face" with that huge truck grille!! Beautiful HDR processing and contrasts!

5 Jun 2013 6:28pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great work, looks amazing

5 Jun 2013 6:44pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I love how you processed this photo !

5 Jun 2013 7:32pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

A very machine like look and feel to it, something you know how to do better than
most. Incredible detail and the sunburst for the time continuum rush, we anticipate
the overwhelming onslaught !~

5 Jun 2013 7:55pm

David from Avranches, France

Fantastic Processing Curly. Superb perspective too.

5 Jun 2013 8:01pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great image, love the way this pings of the screen

5 Jun 2013 8:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific monochrome HDR

5 Jun 2013 8:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image. The HDR makes it come alive! Great POV. It really shows how enormous this truck is! Wonderful image!

5 Jun 2013 11:25pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Excellent perspective and processing.

6 Jun 2013 2:42am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot of the shiny truck!

6 Jun 2013 2:42am

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

Gorgeous B&W image. Those trucks are spectaculars and beautifully captured in your photograph!

6 Jun 2013 3:58am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Supreb framing and treatment.:-)

6 Jun 2013 7:07am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great processing on this one ... as usual!

11 Jun 2013 4:02pm

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FinePix HS30EXR
1/140 second
ISO 100
5 mm