Sunday, August 26, 2012

Old Volvos Never Die.

I discovered this old Volvo left to rot in a small village, Kampung Sungai Penchala, last week at the end of a jungle walk in Bukit Kiara and made a mental note to return to grab some HDR brackets. Old decaying buildings and cars just seem to scream out HDR to bring out the very best detail in the decay.
I returned to the same spot today and shot off some multiple brackets using a wide angle 16-35mm f/2.8L lens, taking sets of 7 brackets to fully capture the full dynamic range of the scene.
The final shot was post-processed using the PhotoMatix HDR plugin for Aperture then thrown over to Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software where I added a few effects such as Tonal Contrast, Grunge Goddess and Spring before finishing off the image in the Focus module to add a slight blurring around the car to further draw the eye to the main subject.

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