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Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:22 am

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the photo started like that, then
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was merged to that and then
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was photoshop'ed to that..... and then there were more finished
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Hopefully I gave the old timers the necessary dignity
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:39 am

These old cars always had character, something that most cars built nowadays do not have - they all look the same!

Those seem to be pictures of an old Plymouth and an Austin. Nice pics Val, got any more?


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Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:55 am

yes....
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an old morris
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think it is the open window of an old volvo the same black one on a previous picture, not sure though
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the old doors that open outward way before the FJ Cruisers time...
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think there is also a studabaker, the truck is an old dodge.... there were the most amazing old cars there....
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:13 am

VERRRRY nice Val!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:36 am

Very nice. This makes me want to start a new project again and restore one of these.
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:42 am

Interesting pics, Val! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:47 am

Very nice pics Val
also tried some editing
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:23 pm

hendrik.earle wrote:Very nice. This makes me want to start a new project again and restore one of these.
There was a sign that says he sells vehicles, I don't know what condition the ones are that he sells, but surely these really old ones can't be rescued.....

Cassie, what did you do, did you add more saturation to the image or a little bit more photo merge...

This old geezer smiled as I took his picture.....
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hendrik.earle wrote:Very nice. This makes me want to start a new project again and restore one of these.
There was a sign that says he sells vehicles, I don't know what condition the ones are that he sells, but surely these really old ones can't be rescued.....

Cassie, what did you do, did you add more saturation to the image or a little bit more photo merge...

This old geezer smiled as I took his picture.....
Did quite a view things but the most prominent would be the HDR part...
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:48 pm

My type of art!
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:45 pm

Joostenbergvlakte ??

he has some NICE stuff there !

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Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:11 pm

Hoppy wrote:My type of art!
Well done
My type of shooting :thumbup: - very nice pictures vald.
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Took this one, and ....

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.... sharpened it up a little. :)

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Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:28 am

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Hoppy wrote:My type of art!
Well done
My type of shooting :thumbup: - very nice pictures vald.
Thanks Ooods, also believe it's the best way to shoot anything....
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Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:31 am

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hendrik.earle wrote:Very nice. This makes me want to start a new project again and restore one of these.
There was a sign that says he sells vehicles, I don't know what condition the ones are that he sells, but surely these really old ones can't be rescued.....

Cassie, what did you do, did you add more saturation to the image or a little bit more photo merge...

This old geezer smiled as I took his picture.....
Did quite a view things but the most prominent would be the HDR part...
Cassie have you ever checked out Tray Ratcliffe's sight http://www.stuckincustoms.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; What do you use for your HDR ?...., I am using Photomatix Pro,
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Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:37 am

Thanks for the sharpening Andy..... sharpened it when the file was still humungeous..... and not after reducing the image size for the site...

Cassie if you are into HDR have you ever checked out Tray Ratcliffe's sight http://www.stuckincustoms.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. What programme do you use for HDR?..... I bought CS5 for that but find it a bit weak, and so got Photomatix Pro4.... much more options and sliders to work on the photo merges....
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CasKru wrote:
vald wrote:
hendrik.earle wrote:Very nice. This makes me want to start a new project again and restore one of these.
There was a sign that says he sells vehicles, I don't know what condition the ones are that he sells, but surely these really old ones can't be rescued.....

Cassie, what did you do, did you add more saturation to the image or a little bit more photo merge...

This old geezer smiled as I took his picture.....
Did quite a view things but the most prominent would be the HDR part...
Cassie have you ever checked out Tray Ratcliffe's sight http://www.stuckincustoms.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; What do you use for your HDR ?...., I am using Photomatix Pro,
Ek gebruik maar CS5 :blushing:
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Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:14 am

Cassie, download photomatix and do a comparison between the 2... you can download it free to test it out, but then it has a watermark until you pay and register it... when I bought cs5 I was impressed with the HDR until I compared the 2 programmes... I think the range of sliders gives you tons more options... also when I have finished with them in photomatix, I sharpen and adjust them in bridge raw or photoshop....did you check out stuck in customs yet?
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Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:38 am

vald wrote:Cassie, download photomatix and do a comparison between the 2... you can download it free to test it out, but then it has a watermark until you pay and register it... when I bought cs5 I was impressed with the HDR until I compared the 2 programmes... I think the range of sliders gives you tons more options... also when I have finished with them in photomatix, I sharpen and adjust them in bridge raw or photoshop....did you check out stuck in customs yet?
I'm used to playing with PSCS5 and have hours and hours of tuts etc. so I feel at home with it. I don't get nearly enough time to really play with it unfortunately.

I also downloaded the Photomatix Pro version now and gave it a quick look. Looks very nice and powerful. Also had a look at that site you gave me the link to... he really knows his HDR :thumbup:
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Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:45 am

That is why I upgraded from windows 7 32bit to 64 bit and put in 16 gig of Ram.... I shoot in Raw and you can imagine merging 3-5 raw files in photomatix meant I had to close down most features on my computer including my music.... which is not good....for the brain.... enjoy photomatix it really is quite amazing...
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vald wrote:That is why I upgraded from windows 7 32bit to 64 bit and put in 16 gig of Ram.... I shoot in Raw and you can imagine merging 3-5 raw files in photomatix meant I had to close down most features on my computer including my music.... which is not good....for the brain.... enjoy photomatix it really is quite amazing...
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Mmmm, on my desktop home premium 64bit which probably explains why I am needing 16 Gigs Ram.... on my laptop Professional 64bit with 4Gigs Ram...
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Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:48 pm

Very, very nice indeed!!! :thumbup:

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Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:37 pm

ChrisF wrote:Joostenbergvlakte ??

he has some NICE stuff there !
Yes it was Joostenbergvlakte parallel to the N1.... was amazed at the selection of old cars.... want to try it sunrise, sometime, think the lighting may be better for the other section of the yard..
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Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:43 pm

Nice pics and subject Val. You mentioned there was a sign saying the vechiles are for sale. Is it voetstoets or with a RWC.Cause where I live, R1000 gives you a rwc and licence for the year without the vechile being present.
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