I shot this rusted out 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak in Southern Utah while out on the hunt for old automobiles. I love the rusted out “Beef State” license plate, which would put this vehicle last being driven in Nebraska, around 1960. I shot this on my new medium format Hasselblad X1D. It’s tack sharp and really neat to enjoy printed really large; all the textures and patterns make this print really pop!
The light, at the time of the shot, was high and flat. But I was able to preserve the shadows and get an amazingly almost 3-D result by using multiple exposures and post processing in Photomatix Pro, with a little help after in Exposure X5.
My antique truck friends tell me this 1947 Dodge Cab Over Engine (COE) is quite a rare rig. I’m thankful this truck is where it’s at- preserved in the dry Arizona desert. This is one of my most favorite shots from 2019. Shot on my new medium format Hasselblad X1D, the details are amazing. And although shot in direct desert sun, I was able to make this print sing in post production.
With the sun relatively high in the desert sky, I was concerned I was going to end up with a flat shot, with shadows so dark that they had no details. Fortunately, the X1D has amazing exposure latitudes. When coupled with multiple exposures, on a tripod of course, I was able to bring out all sorts of wonderful details in post production. First, using Photomatix. And then into Exposure X5 for the finishing touches.