Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Happy Days and Happy 4th of July!

Continuing on the tour at The Blackhawk Museum, in addition to the main event there, which are the classic cars, there was a cool mini-museum of jukeboxes.  Here they showed what might be a corner of a diner in the 1950’s; and although I was just a baby in the 50’s, it reminded me of the TV show “Happy Days” with Ron Howard.  I loved that show!  I think almost every kid in America used to watch that show “back in the day”.

In this image I used many techniques all in photoshop to achieve this look.  The main one I played with was tilt-shift and also double exposure.  The wall above the booths looked so plain, so it came to me that I could create a double exposure to fill the gap and make the image more interesting.

Replication of 1950's Diner

Replication of 1950’s Diner




Classic Car Time

Not that I know much about classic cars, but I do love looking at them.  There’s a museum near us called The Blackhawk Museum where we took some visiting relatives the other day.  The museum was founded by Ken Behring, who used to own the Seattle Seahawks, and it has an amazing collection of classic cars.

This car is a Ford GT40, driven in the 24H of LeMans by Sutcliffe and Spoerry, 1966.  Kinda cool eh?

I processed it in Nik HDR and then Nik Color Efex with a splash of Photoshop CC here and there.  I really didn’t want to overdo it but wanted to make everything stand out a bit more.  FYI…this was bracketed on my camera and THEN processed as an HDR.  Just to clarify. 🙂

Classic Car at Blackhawk Museum

Classic Car at Blackhawk Museum