I rarely do any real post-processing work to my photos (that may be apparent to you). I shoot in RAW, so I typically adjust the white balance, crop and rotate (it seems I cannot hold my camera level) the image, then I convert it to a jpg. I convert to low-quality jpgs for this blog, and high-quality, high-resolution jpg if I plan to upload the image to one of my online galleries. Sometimes I do plan to make the photo black and white, so I run that through RAW Therapee before I do the final conversion.

This photo, though… when I took it, I knew I wanted to do this with it.


4 thoughts on “Penske

  1. SnapperTrx

    Images like this really capture my interest. I wad watching a video the other day on some movies and they showed one of the last scenes of Schindlers List, where a young girl was walking with a crowd, her red coat the ONLY splash of color throughout the entire film (if I remember right), and I couldn’t help but think about how that one scene, that one splash of color, told so much about the story and invoked feelings of anger and sadness. These types of filtered colors can do a lot.

    1. matt Post author

      Thanks. I think that’s a higher artistic comparison than I’m really comfortable with. That scene, I thought, was when they were clearing the ghettos; and it’s far more moving than I was shooting for with this.

      I’m not really that good with Photoshop, so I don’t do things like this very often. But something about seeing those bright yellow trucks…

      1. SnapperTrx

        Ha ha, don’t be uncomfortable. The comparison was really more an observation of the fact that I had recently seen the technique used for very vivid effect.

        1. matt Post author

          That was a vivid effect, indeed.

          I remember its being talked about quite a lot when the movie came out.


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