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Cherry

Having been a collector of model cars for quite some time, I own more of these than I should admit in public. :-) We boys, love our toys. Many of these are traded online and some have increased in value as they were limited productions to begin with. In this post I share with you "Cherry", a 1:18 scale die cast metal 1956 Chevy Bel Air.

Cherry - 1956 Chevy
Cherry - 1956 Chevy

To create this photo I simply used a 24" x 24" marble floor tile and a houseplant as a backdrop.  How's that for a low-budget production? ;-)

Cherry - Rear View
Cherry - Rear View

I'm working a special project which has cut into my cyberspace travel time this week, but I'll be catching up soon.

Have a great day  and thanks for visiting!

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikon 18-55mm with  46mm Macro adapter.

Processing: Photoshop CS5onOne FocalPoint 2

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

Still Standing

In a previous post we visited a tree farm where there were acres of evergreen trees neatly lined up in rows. Today, we take another point of view, one that always causes me to wonder about times past. Whenever I see an old building I think about how things must have been in it's glory days when it was all spiffed up and standing proudly. The builders must have had a high degree of admiration for their accomplishment. But that was yesteryear. Well weathered and worn, these two buildings have seen their better days. One is a barn, while the other may have had another purpose, not sure. You can see that many years have past since the stood proudly. Nevertheless, they are "Still Standing".

Still Standing
Still Standing

I ran the 3 exposure through Photomatix then pulled them into CS5 where a Topaz Adjust layer was employed. Topping things off was a light vignette via onOne Software's FocalPoint 2.

Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm

Processing: Photomatix Pro 4 – Photoshop CS5 - FocalPoint 2Topaz Adjust

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM