Last year (2010), Saint Lambert (Quebec, Canada) held a Classic Car exhibit and I was lucky to go. I had a blast photographing all the old classics on display.
So when I saw they were having it again this year, I was eager to attend. What follows here are a few of the many beautiful cars on display.
One thing I discovered last year was that these events are usually packed with people and the cars are pretty close together. So you end up with very cluttered surroundings. To compensate for the clutter, I've developed a processing method that is meant to reduce the impact of the surrounding while enhancing the focus on the vehicle. Basically I duplicate the image, convert the duplicate layer to B&W. I then apply a mask that allows the coloured vehicle to show through. A bit of darkening and blurring on the B&W layer and there you have it.
As I write this, I am still processing the photos from this event. So I expect I'll post another Blog entry with a few more images once I'm done. I hope my humble attempts at processing these images properly display the true beauty of these Classics.
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Other photos taken that day can be seen in my Saint Lambert Classic Car show - May 2011 gallery on Smugmug and may be purchased in various formats on my Classic Cars & Trucks Collection on RedBubble.
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