Cooly Rocks!

June 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Made it down to the Cooly Rocks festivities here on the Gold Coast and we had a great time!. Old shiny cars were looking great.
It was a last-minute decision I’d been working the real job all night and woken up mid afternoon. My son had visited the event earlier in the day and asked if we could head down……so my mind ticked over…….very slowly!(still waking up!) And I couldn’t imaging taking on the barrage of people….yet. But then a glimmer of hope shone on me,………. old cars, a flash and Photoshop, and great light leading into the sunset………where there!
After finding a park we were on foot…….my son was my portable remote light stand and we tackled the masses. I’d tell him were to stand and hold the flash ….we’d then wait until the coast was clear and fire away. the off camera lighting setup was set to auto, and the camera was put in manual. That way it didn’t really matter were the light was put as the flash would take care of the exposure (and hopefully get it right! we noticed that the system struggled with black cars).

Ok so after a great afternoon we managed to get heaps of pic’s get home unscathed and now it was my favorite time…….editing and bring these pics to life. And of course I pumped out these to share my excitment…….and yes there not perfect but ……it was fun!

I love Photoshop your imagination is your only limit……I will be posting more of these type of images later after some more though and crazy ideas! And if you plan on tackling anything like this …..eg compositing……..use the pen tool! it rocks!

 


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