Since moving to North Carolina, I haven’t had a chance to attend any car shows. I guess life just gets in the way. So, I’m posting a shot that I took back in Saint Louis, Missouri a few years ago. This was before my jump into High Dynamic Range imaging but I’ve applied a small amount of HDR tone mapping to get a slight “beyond reality” effect. Or what I call, a pseudo-HDR image. This Chevy was beautifully restored. Can you tell what year?
For an artistic version, I move the image into Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and deepened the reds while lightening the yellows for just a little more contrast. Then, back in Photoshop, I blended the monochrome layer at 95 percent to allow a slight hint of color.