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Old Oct 14, 2012, 5:16 PM   #1
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Default A visit to the Auto Salvage ...

We did (photo club) our annual visit to the Aldon Auto Salvage yard.

I basically used the OM-D with the Rokinon Fishere and HDR (Photomatrix light with 3 shots @ +- 1EV)

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Old Oct 14, 2012, 9:24 PM   #2
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......really like these, especially the fire truck

That is interesting, I had never thought to visit a junk yard and we have a bunch of'em around here; need to check that out.

I've thought of attempting HDR with Photomatix but just never have tried it.

Thanks for sharing these.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 9:37 PM   #3
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I am using Photomatrix light which is working fine for me with up to 5 shots.

As for the junkyard, it is a very nice (!) place to go. I like really old towns too.
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I drive by a few of these type places when I make the 150 mile trip between Dallas and Wichita Falls to see my family as I pass through the small communities off the highway. Of course, I'm always on a schedule during those trips so never have considered stopping.

I like that first image a lot. Really nice view-point.
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....just looked again and see the car is a 1952 Pontiac

The moisture on the windows adds a lot of character to the image of the interior.
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This is my third time there and I know now where to go early in the morning. The farther you go (basically at the fence at the end of the lot, which is HUGE!), the older the cars are.

They basically strip them of anything who is/was valuable and they also kept the ones in a very good shape to their own museum which is a very nice place to go.

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Nice shots. I'll bet there's a lot of stories in that car in the #2 photo.
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these are great shots and I love the way the fisheye and HDR combine to give it that "look" or as the french would say Je ne sais pas
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The shot of the firetruck -- the grass tips almost almost have a pillow emboss effect against the sky. Neat. Really like that image. I need to spend some more time with Photomatix -- my results often look rather garish. These are nice.
Would love to to "liberate" the chrome rings from the centre of the dash on the second shot, would look good on the trunk door of my car. ;-)
This salvage yard is so pastoral compared to the industrial oil soaked yards around here.
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It is too bad that I wasn't able to stay more than 2 hours there Having outings on Saturday morning is not good for me (too many schedule conflicts...) otherwise I would have stayed there all day.

I found out that using the Fisheye is not easy since you have to watch what kind of reflection of yourself (mainly shoes, knees and fingers) will be seen in the picture...

Also, when there are about 30 photographers then younhave to watch where they are since the fisheye will get them in a picture.

As for Photomatrix, I am using Photomatrix Essential which is limited to 5 shots. This application, used with the Topaz filters can generate some very nice shots.
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