Applying Noise Reduction With Layers
Jun28

Applying Noise Reduction With Layers

No noise reductions software that I’ve tried so far is perfect and while you may try by working through the many options, choices, and sliders the software offers, you may never achieve digital noise nirvana. More often than not, you will obtain an image that is too smooth. When that happens to me, here’s how I fix it using Adobe Photoshop. First Undo the noise reduction power tool you just applied and create a duplicate layer...

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Wordy Wednesday #213 “Automotive Humor”
Jun08

Wordy Wednesday #213 “Automotive Humor”

If you visit my car photography site, you know that I’m an Anglophile. And while I’m currently driving a German car my previous two vehicles were British. And for a long, long time I was in love with the classic MG TC. The closest I came to buying an MG was when I approached a collector who owned three TC’s: One was a 100-point Concours car in British Racing Green and the other two were the ivory-colored so-called “Old English...

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Wordy Wednesday #204 “Rat Rod by Leica”
Apr06

Wordy Wednesday #204 “Rat Rod by Leica”

  Today’s post combines two of my favorite things: Photographs of cars and Leicas. While I am not the connoisseur of rat rods that my friend Mark Toal is—bounce on over to Mirrorless Photo Tips when you have a chance and search for “rat rod”—I like this one for lots of reasons. The foremost reason is that unlike the typical rat rod whose color schemes seem to mainly be composed of flat back and rust, this one had a very smooth...

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Wordy Wednesday #202 “Junkyard Art”
Mar23

Wordy Wednesday #202 “Junkyard Art”

In a different, less politically correct world you might call this junkyard art but even junkyards themselves these days prefer to think of themselves as recycling centers. Then there is the whole concept of shooting in junkyards, long an established trope in photography schools. Nope, can’t do it anymore. Conscious of their image, most junkyards won’t even let you dig around for parts (although some will) and if you ask for...

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Wordy Wednesday #193 “Is It Car Show Season Yet?”
Jan20

Wordy Wednesday #193 “Is It Car Show Season Yet?”

The long answer to that question is no and yes. The big summertime car shows are still  far away, especially as I look out the window of my office and watch snow falling on Daisy Hill today. But every second Saturday of the month, The Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado sponsors Cars & Coffee and while last winter we were blessed with wonderful weather for these events, this winter the weather has not been as kind. Yet I remain...

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Wordy Wednesday #182 “Henry J at SEMA”
Oct28

Wordy Wednesday #182 “Henry J at SEMA”

The SEMA show is next week—Nov 3 – Nov 6, 2015 and is one of the best car-oriented trade shows in the USA. In 1963, the Specialty Equipment Market Association was formed by Roy Richter, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, Robert E. Wyman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand, Jr., Al Segal, Dean Moon, and Vic Edelbrock, Jr. and now consists of 6,383 companies. The largest of the events is the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las...

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Wordy Wednesday #177 “San Diego Automotive Museum”
Sep23

Wordy Wednesday #177 “San Diego Automotive Museum”

This classic Chevrolet sedan was photographed at the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It’s a museum that features a collection of cars and motorcycles highlighting automotive culture. The museum is a non-profit corporation and is housed in the former California State Building, built for the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition. Some of the signature cars in the collection are: Louie...

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