Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Flower Power Pickup


Normally I don’t post two images in one day; however, I couldn’t resist posting because I FINALLY got out of the house for a brief time today for a ride!  I already knew of this pickup truck and its location having seen it before, so I knew where I wanted to go before we left the house.  Upon arrival I looked at my subject matter eagerly as I slowly got out of the car, hobbled over with my tripod and photographed it, lol.  Thank you to my handsome assistant for carrying my gear that long 10′ walk from the car.  🙂

For those of you who wondered what I did:  I shot it with my 10-24mm lens by taking 3 bracketed photos @ f/8 (1/125, 1/250, 1/500s).  I merged them into Photomatix Pro and after I decided on some settings I brought it into PSCC where I created a low key image and masked it over the original and used varying brush opacities to expose what I wanted.  After that, I added some light here and there and a light leak.

Man that was fun.  I sure miss taking photos!

Pickup Flower Power

Pickup Flower Power


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

77 thoughts on “Flower Power Pickup

  1. Great image, what a charming vehicle! 🙂

  2. Awesome photo, Laura!!

  3. Wonderful image. I glad you are getting out and getting to take some photos.

  4. Beautiful .. Laura, so pleased you managed to get out with that camera – and assistant too of course!

  5. Glad to see you are backing doing your thing. Wonderful piece!

  6. You’re a true artist Laura Macky (PB) 🙂 This is exquisite and very creative. A real work of art. Bravo!

  7. Great image Laura and it’s good to hear you’ve been out and about 🙂 Really wonderful post-processing!

  8. Glad you got out, I really like this.

  9. Perfect subject for and HDR shot.

  10. Great work Laura.

  11. Great photo and great help from your helper 🙂 It’s good to hear that you got out of the house.

  12. Very beautiful shot and amazing post production,compliments

  13. Love it! Great post processing, really brought out some interesting detail…..

  14. Glad you’re getting out and about… it shows in the photos… brilliant

  15. Beautiful done Laura. Hope you’re doing well.

  16. I just Love this photo Laura!! I am looking forward to producing such a beautiful image….well done!!

  17. Good to hear you are getting out and about – small steps to recovery – nice shot and processing of the old truck here!

  18. WOW! Super good job! Love it!

  19. Great image. Thanks for posting. Glad you are getting out.

  20. Gorgeous old truck image…Love the story you started.

  21. Wow, Laura, you are getting really good in the editing room. I am in awe. This photo is incredible!! Just wow!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  23. beautiful HDR image…HDR and Topaz is another kind of magic images…marvelous motive
    have a good weekend, dear Laura…

  24. Wow. Great subject but you lost me on the processing. I don’t understand bracketing (or how to do it) and I don’t know how to stack images etc. But I do like your end result. 🙂

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